September 10, 2024

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A few words from our tutor on what you can expect from this course

Course Description

• Implement successful strategies • Conflicting Interests

• Manage Messaging – Political – Residents – Media

• Build strong relationships with key stakeholders

Correctly managing your stakeholders is key to the success and continuous improvement of any project or business. The ability to understand, manage and negotiate with the key stakeholders whether it is your employees, investors, landholders, government regulators or project team will set the project apart from everyone else.

This one-day training course will provide you with the tools, and techniques to gain buy-in and approval across a range of interested parties with often different and conflicting interests, while maintaining integrity and governance through developed hard and soft skills.

It will show you how to classify key stakeholders, implement a management strategy and monitor results. This day will be a hands-on training session with exercises and discussions to give attendees the best knowledge to take away and implement in their role immediately.

Course Content

Session 1

  • What are the different types of renewable energy sources?
  • Identifying and Interacting with Key Stakeholders
  • Identifying the community
  • Identifying Project Risks and the Stakeholders involved
  • Assessing stakeholder Issues & Needs – Above the line and below the line messages
  • Messaging around: Wind – Visuals, Noise, Flicker: Solar – Glint & Glare
  • Your community their thoughts
  • Planning and Managing Stakeholder meetings
  • Surveys are they useful?

Session 2

  • Liaison with political Representatives (National & Local)
  • Media (Print, Electronic, Social)
  • Interpersonal Skills in assisting relationships with Stakeholders
  • Door to door /community meetings – information vs persuasion
  • Managing Conflicting Interests
  • Influencing Stakeholders
  • Managing a negotiation
  • Maintaining communication.
  • Managing Stakeholder expectations.
  • Community Benefit – inside RESS – Outside RESS

Session 3

  • Project Collateral –Brochure – website – newsletters – Media Outreach
  • What you can and can’t mitigate – solutions
  • Real life cases discussed and resolutions

Who Should Attend

This course will be of interest to portfolio, programme and project managers who are involved with managing stakeholders to accomplish project goals on renewable energy projects. This course is for both new and experienced managers in this role.


On completion of thisone-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at theclose of the training course to participants on completion of the course.

This course may qualify for CPD points. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and certificate of attendance.

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