March 2018

Stakeholder-Centric Project Management

Organized by the South Central Branch

Status: Seats are Available
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 6:45 PM
Location: Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 615 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
Presenter: Coleen Lepik,
Creative Energy Engaged 
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Event Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

There will be appetizers, any proceeds will go towards the South Central Scholarship Fund.
Contact: South Central Branch
Email: sc@egbc.ca
Important Dates: Registration closes on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Please join us for a presentation by Colleen Lepik on the importance of communications and stakeholder engagement.

Stakeholder-Centric Project Management

Traditionally, low priority was given to the communications and public engagement aspects of project management. Today, due to an increasing demand from community members to be involved in decision-making processes that impact them, project managers are recognizing the value of involving stakeholders early in the project development process and throughout the life of the project. When done effectively, public engagement can address stakeholder concerns early in the process, reducing conflicts and costly delays, and help to ensure the project design aligns with public expectations and priorities before significant resources have been invested.  

In this presentation, Colleen Lepik of Creative Energy Engaged, will address the What, Why, and How of successful stakeholder engagement (e.g. What is stakeholder engagement? What is the “cost” of not doing engagement? Why should you do engagement? How much engagement is too much? How do you create and implement an effective communications plan? How do you measure the effectiveness of engagement?). 

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  - George Bernard Shaw

About the Presenter

Colleen is an experienced communications and engagement specialist with over 10 years in municipal government. While at the City of Kamloops, Colleen was the Communications and Engagement lead for numerous major capital projects, including the high profile, seven month long 2015 Overlanders Bridge Rehabilitation project. Colleen has a degree in Communications from S.F.U., certificates in Public Participation from IAP2, and Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC, as well as First Nations training through Indigenous Corporate Training.  For more information, you can visit www.creativeenergyengaged.com

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