The politics that will be covered during this seminar have nothing to do with elections! This seminar is about the ability to influence decisions while maintaining ethical behaviour. While the politically naïve would believe that engineering projects are above any non-technical considerations, the reality is that managing the interests of multiple diverse stakeholders is an essential skill for those involved in engineering projects of any size. Organizations need engineers who are not only technically and managerially competent but also politically savvy. Participants will learn to assess the political climate within an organization and/or a project team to determine how support can be enhanced and opposition reduced.
Topics will include:
What is "Machiavellian" and is it relevant in the 21st Century
Sources of Power
Organizational Structures and Governance
Organizational Politics Mapping Technique and Case Studies
Negotiation Skills and Case Study
Bryan McConachy, P.Eng., PMP
Bryan McConachy is a professional engineer / project management professional
with more than 30 years' experience in the management of a diverse range of projects and consulting in such areas as project oversight / owner’s representative, project delivery analysis and risk management. He has been the principal consultant with Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd. since 1981. Mr. McConachy is active in such organizations as the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has obtained the Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) certification from PMI and in 1996, he was awarded the Honour of PMI Fellow. He has developed a number of one-day seminars as part of the APEGBC Continuing Professional Development program.