Apply actor and strategy models to deliver effective action in stakeholder networks. Build winning coalitions in complex environments by using advanced methods and tools based on the latest developments in game theory, social network analysis and cognitive mapping.
How do you deliver results in multi-stakeholder partnerships? How do you navigate through a political minefield? How do you make best use of your network?
This online course will equip you with a toolkit to enable informed decisions and smarter actions in dealing with others.
Through a clearer understanding of the network environment in which you operate, you will be able to design more effective strategies for dealing with the multiple stakeholders who are crucial to your organization's success. The result will be a significant reduction in the risk of delays, of cost overruns and failures, which will allow you to reap benefits from strategic partnerships.
The actor and strategy models that are taught in this course, enable you to assess the key issues at stake, and to develop strategic scenarios to anticipate opportunities and challenges in your stakeholder environment. They allow you to determine what network linkages are missing or need strengthening, to identify arguments that might convince others, and to think about credible threats and promises as part of a negotiation strategy.
Explain and anticipate actor strategies in complex environments based on a coherent conceptual framework.
Apply different actor and strategy models to sharpen your understanding of multi-stakeholder environments.
Develop strategies that increase the chances of success in building winning coalitions and effective partnerships.