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Stakeholder Engagement

Apply best practice stakeholder engagement principles to achieve organisational goals

Stakeholder Engagement

You will gain a thorough understanding of the approaches, processes and values required to work constructively with your stakeholders. Good stakeholder engagement is critical in order to successfully achieve your program and organisation goals.

IPAA Victoria’s Stakeholder Engagement course will allow you to avoid traps and mistakes with effective planning and application of best-practice stakeholder engagement principles.

Course overview

You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Stakeholder Engagement by:

  • learning best-practice approaches and methodologies to stakeholder engagement from planning and implementation
  • understanding the value, processes and plans required when working with stakeholders.
  • exploring  each stage of a formal stakeholder engagement plan
  • openly sharing your current work and discuss how it can be improved
  • implementing the plans and templates utilised – saving you time and clarifying your purpose.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • devise specific engagement principles for your organisation
  • develop your own engagement guide based upon an actual project
  • embed a comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan for your project,
  • learn to use a number of templates that can be adapted to stakeholders’ needs
  • recognise and tackle challenges, biases and opportunities as they arise.

Course audience

The ideal course participant is a professional who is:

  • is a project or program manager
  • in a communications or community engagement role
  • seeking to enhance your professional interaction with stakeholders and the community
  • wanting to improve your knowledge of stakeholder engagement theory and practice.

Great that the program was specifically tailored for a government setting. I felt like David really understood the competing pressures faced by public servants to deliver policy

Kim Grant, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

82% of program attendees agreed that Stakeholder Engagement gave them skills they could immediately apply in their role.

— 2018–19 IPAA Victoria feedback surveys


Sofia Dedes

Sofia Dedes

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David Hawkins

David Hawkins

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Tuesday 20 August 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In Person



Staff of Organisation Members

  • Platinum member: $995
  • Gold member: $1161
  • Silver member: $1244
  • Silver (small) member: $1327

Personal Members

  • Professional member: $1161
  • Concession member: $1161
  • Fellow: $1161

Non member: $1658

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Stakeholder Engagement? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.