Stakeholder management course


This course currently has no scheduled dates. To express interest in this course or to discuss bespoke options for yourself or your organisation, please submit an expression of interest or contact the Professional Education Team on +61 2 5114 5573 or


1 day 

Delivery mode

Hybrid – In-Person or Online



Standard price


Defence price


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Effective stakeholder management is critical to building coalitions, achieving outcomes and ensuring the success of your work. Genuine stakeholder involvement will provide expertise, reduce risks, ensure project success (increase probability), get project acceptance and increase trust making.

This stakeholder management course delivers the principles of effective stakeholder management in everyday working situations. We will consider a wide range of stakeholders and examine stakeholders from a variety of perspectives, including power and interest dimensions, and in so doing, develop techniques for effective engagement with your stakeholders.

Course content

  • The different types of stakeholders in a problem situation.
  • Strategies to manage different stakeholder types.
  • Practical constraints of time and resources.
  • Communication strategies to engage stakeholders.
  • Practice methods and tools to develop your stakeholder management plan.

Learning outcomes

Skills/competencies/knowledge that would be gained through this course:
  • Recognise and classify the different types of stakeholders in your problem situation
  • Identify strategies to manage different stakeholder types
  • Consider the practical constraints of time and resources
  • Develop communication strategies to engage stakeholders
  • Practice methods and tools to develop your stakeholder management plan

Who should attend

The stakeholder management course is for any member or leader in Defence, Industry and Government groups. The content in this course can be applied to a range of problem-solving situations from team management, and public services decisions to the defence and industry sectors.


Fateme Zare

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Research Associate

Fateme Zare is a researcher at the University of New South Wales Canberra and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). Fateme has more than 10 years of research, teaching and practical experience in model-based decision support processes using Systems Thinking and critical thinking with a focus on the integration of human–natural systems modelling. She has substantial experience in participatory, transdisciplinary and complex research. She has studied the integration of different aspects of problem-solving and modelling. One aspect of her research focuses on using different methodology and techniques to develop a comprehensive problem definition in integrated, interconnected, and complex human-natural systems. Social aspects of the decision-making and human aspect of the process are critical to the structure and evaluate decision support processes and enhance complex systems' robustness.

Cancellation policy

Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to commencement of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to transfer your registration or be issued a full refund. If registrant cancels within 10 days of course commencement, a 50% registration fee will apply. UNSW Canberra is a registered ACT provider under ESOS Act 2000-CRICOS provider Code 00098G.