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Meetup Summary – Stakeholder Engagement & Management

By August 23, 2023September 18th, 2023No Comments

At our August Tech Leading Ladies event, we were privileged to host the exceptional Kim Spillman, General Manager from Midnyte City who delved into ‘Stakeholder Engagement & Management’. This topic is an essential part of technical leadership and growing this skill is a crucial step towards empowering our community in technical leadership roles. 

In this talk, Kim explored the following key aspects of Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • Identifying Stakeholders: We looked at the benefits of stakeholder mapping, and how this impacts our communication, decision making and strategic direction.
  • Building Trust with Stakeholders: Once we know who our stakeholders are, how do we build trust and ensure we meet mutual expectations?
  • Communication: Kim shared applicable tips and tricks from the trenches, and ways we can improve both written and verbal communication with stakeholders.
  • Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders: While not something we want to experience – we need to be prepared for this.  Kim shared methods for dealing with difficult situations and getting back to a position of trust.

By the end of the session, everyone had a thorough understanding of how to achieve success with stakeholders.

For a more in-depth exploration of this integral topic, I highly recommend diving into Kim’s enlightening blog post titled ‘Stakeholder Mapping – the key to effective decision making’.

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