May 2022

Human Dynamics Risk Mitigation: Dealing with your Greatest Project Risk

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Rachel Osterman at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: Registration and Login: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time
Webinar: 8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Trent Schumann,
Owner, Experienca
Credit: Eligible for 4 CE Hour(s) of Communications and Leadership Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $200.00 + GST = $210.00 until Apr 20, 2022

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $300.00 + GST = $315.00

Non-Registrant Price: $300.00 + GST = $315.00

Student Price: $150.00 + GST = $157.50
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Most project failures can be traced back to poor human dynamics. Factors such as poor communication, conflicting agendas, and personal conflicts derail projects far more often than technical issues. They are often the greatest risk to project success and when left unaddressed regularly lead to mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Seminar Description

Human dynamics are messy, complex, and opaque, and therefore—despite the risk—often left on the back burner. A common approach is to rely on contracts, employment agreements, and the threat of liquidated damages to keep everyone on the same track. But these are notoriously expensive to enforce and normally lead to an acrimonious relationship that causes even more problems down the road.

The solution is to mitigate these human dynamics risks up front. This course provides you with the insights, tools, and approaches to give you a better chance at project success.

You’ll leave with greater understanding, skills, and confidence to deal with the varying landscape of human dynamics and the ability to greatly reduce your project risk.

Participants will be able to:

  • Employ proven strategies that reduce interpersonal, inter-departmental and inter-partner friction.
  • Understand how to configure your organizational, reward, and compensation models to promote cooperation and teamwork instead of undermining it.
  • Increase your communication confidence so that issues do not remain unresolved until they explode.
  • Apply a quick, simple, and repeatable technique to evaluate the basic interaction style of anyone you meet so that you can tailor your approach to their needs and create greater harmony.


Trent Schumann

Owner, Experienca

Trent Schumann has been a team and leadership development consultant since 1992 when he left the corporate IT world to help organizations build better teams and leaders. His clients are mainly technically-oriented companies in fields such as oil and gas, construction, IT, petrochemicals, and manufacturing. Though a large portion of his work is in Western Canada, his interest in inter-cultural dynamics has led him to work with clients in Latin America, Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Iran. He has also taught a graduate level engineering course on Team Dynamics for Project Managers for the University of Calgary.

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