Relationship Management: How to Influence, Engage, and Connect with the People Who Impact Your Work

No matter what type of work you do, relationships with people are essential to getting it done. This is never truer than in project management, where teams and leaders are held accountable for clearly defined outcomes.

But many times, even highly skilled project managers still struggle to productively engage with difficult or “high-maintenance” stakeholders. Not only can this compromise project results—it can also make your project feel draining.

The good news is that whether you consider yourself a “people person” or not, there are targeted techniques you can learn to effectively build powerful and dynamic relationships with stakeholders. This targeted virtual series is designed to help project managers and non-project managers alike improve their business relationships to achieve better business results.

You will learn:

  • How to identify all of the people, departments, and organizations that could impact your work
  • Tools to quickly assess which relationships to focus on first, and which relationships have the potential to impact your work the most
  • Approaches for identifying stakeholder drivers and agendas—and what to do when they are in conflict with yours
  • Techniques to build individualized engagement plans for key stakeholder relationships
  • Help for dealing with difficult stakeholder relationships or sticky conflicts—including the opportunity to receive facilitated peer coaching from fellow class participants!

Our Training Commitment to You

We are confident you’ll love our virtual learning experiences! Just like a physical classroom, you’ll see and speak to your instructor, participate in discussions and small group activities, and follow along in a writable PDF workbook so you can take notes and reference them later. Your instructor will also be available to you before, during, and after the course to answer questions, PLUS you’ll get access to electronic copies of all the tools or documents we talk about in the class.

The Persimmon Group uses Zoom for all learning events, with multiple security protocols in place to ensure a safe and private event. Zoom not only provides the most interactive features for our classes, but it also allows you to participate on the web (without downloading additional software) if desired.

Capacity limited to 20 people

Earn 10.5 PDUs to apply toward your PMI education requirements

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October 20th - 22nd, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT

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Landon B

Great atmosphere and collaborative learning. I enjoyed talking and making connections with people from other industries.

- Landon B.
Rick. L.

I appreciated all the tips and thought processes to build better relationships. I also liked the conflict resolution practice and coaching experience.

- Deborah G.
Jamie N.

Great class! Having spent so much time living and working in a different culture, it was important for me to gain a better understanding of the cultural aspects of
relationship management.

- Mikeal V.
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