Lunch & Learn - How To Handle Challenging Stakeholders… Without Losing Your Cool

Lunch & Learn - How To Handle Challenging Stakeholders… Without Losing Your Cool

In line with the Lifelong Learning Series theme of "Stakeholders and Steering Committees", this interactive online Lunch & Learn will dive into stakeholders engagement and share practical ways to handle challenging stakeholders.

Challenging stakeholders are not inherently 'difficult people', most of them just have different views and expectations that challenge what the project is set to achieve.

Considering that these differing views and expectations can really make or break a project, it is then crucial to handle them properly. Thus it is an important skill to have for a Project Manager to be able to handle challenging stakeholders and align them to support the project endeavour.


Learn the framework on handling challenging stakeholders: 

1. Getting your own mindset in order

2. Understanding their point of views

3. Expanding your areas of awareness

4. Getting on the same side


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Val Pramana is a project manager with over 15 years of experience in the industry. With a background in electrical engineering, he manages a portfolio of engineering projects mainly in mining, minerals, oil & gas, water, telecoms, manufacturing and infrastructure.

Val has been a long time active volunteer with PMI Queensland. He is currently the Associate Director for Professional Development portfolio where he leads a team of volunteers in delivering regular professional development and career management events.


Additional Event Details

The Zoom online meeting room will open from 11.30 am for networking and introductions with the main event starting at 12 noon.

This event will be hosted using Zoom. If you are not familiar with the application, please have a look at a quick tutorial here:

Details of the Zoom meeting will be provided to the email address that you registered with.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Professional Development Team

Event Properties

Event Date 08-07-2021 11:30 am
Event End Date 08-07-2021 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 07-06-2021 6:00 am
Cut off date 07-07-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free for Members, $20 for Non-Members
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
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