Skills for Success: The Dale Carnegie Approach to Stakeholder Management

On November 1st, the Chicagoland Chapter of the Project Management Institute held the 3rd annual Project Development Day Event in Rolling Meadows, IL.    The title of the event was “Going beyond the Triple Constraints”, and there were 4 tracks of educational programming offered.    I was the track lead for track #3 covering stakeholder management, procurement, and risk management, and I was responsible for getting 7 speakers from a wide variety of application areas, including IT, manufacturing, construction, and transportation, as well as project management consulting firms that specialized in everything from Lean Six Sigma, public speaking/leadership principles, and strategic planning.    During the next week, I intend to give summaries of the presentations that were given at the PD Day Event.

1.  Speaker Bio

Mark is a Dale Carnegie Sr. Consultant for Chicagoland and NW Indiana. He works with area businesses and non–profits to deliver training that gets results. Leadership, communication, collaboration and sales are common focus areas when he works with clients.

Coaching both on-site corporate training and open enrollment public programs, Mark has trained project managers in manufacturing, IT, construction, healthcare, and quality. He has spoken to corporate meetings, business associations, non–profits, veteran’s groups, and universities. A member of the Dale Carnegie–Chicago Team for over 25 years, he has a degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Management and is certified to instruct a range of Dale Carnegie Training programs.

2.  Presentation Summary

A project manager’s effectiveness in this area will support or undermine many of the other critical elements from Planning to Risk Management. Strengthening the ability to initiate and maintain productive relationships with all stakeholders is essential to success.

This is a placeholder until I get the materials from Mark Wilson to complete the post.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: