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BCS Stakeholder Engagement

Course Duration: 2 days

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Course Duration: 2 days

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Course Duration: 2 days

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Course Overview

The Stakeholder Engagement course is a game-changer for business analysts, project managers and IS consultants who want to build positive and productive relationships with stakeholders. Invaluable as a stand-alone course, it also counts towards the BCS (ISEB) Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Being able to engage with and manage your stakeholders effectively is a vital skill for anyone in business, but especially for business analysts, project managers and IS consultants. This Stakeholder Engagement course covers all the essential frameworks and principles you’ll need to develop positive and productive relationships with your stakeholders. This includes working with stakeholder groups, creative problem solving, managing conflict and much more.

People wishing to sit this course and exam should have 2-years or practical business analysis experience and hold a BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Certificate.

During this two day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Professional in Stakeholder Engagement certificate exam. A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS Advanced International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

For delegates attending a classroom, virtual classroom or online course, the exam may be taken remotely using the BCS online proctoring service. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40.

  • Exam is included in the price

The objective of this course is to help facilitate you manage stakeholders effectively by learning about:

  • Managing and understanding stakeholders
  • Effective communication and removing the barriers
  • Working with stakeholder groups
  • Use of facilitated workshops in a number of different roles
  • Gain rapport and make an impact
  • Creative problem solving
  • Manage expectations
  • Negotiation
  • Managing conflict effectively

Course Content

Understanding stakeholders

  • Analysing stakeholders
  • Stakeholder planning
  • Stakeholder perspectives


  • The communication process
  • Barriers to communication
  • Active listening

Working with stakeholder groups

  • Group development process
  • Learning styles

Facilitated workshops – introduction

  • The benefits of facilitated workshops
  • Main workshop roles – facilitator, scribe, participants, sponsor
  • Stages of a workshop
  • Workshop preparation
  • Conduct of the workshop
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Adaptability in the workshop


  • Rapport defined
  • Making an impact
  • Building rapport
  • Body language

Creative problem solving

  • A model for creative problem solving
  • Techniques for generating ideas
  • Rich pictures
  • Mind-maps
  • Fishbone diagrams
  • Stimulating creative thinking
  • Edward de Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’

Managing expectations

  • Sources of expectations
  • Controllable expectation creators
  • Uncontrollable expectation creators
  • Process for managing expectations


  • Negotiating positions
  • Principled negotiation approach
  • The people problem
  • Principled negotiation stages – interests, options, criteria
  • Blocks to creative options in negotiation
  • Integrative and distributive negotiation

Managing conflict

  • The difference between negotiation and conflict situations
  • Root causes of conflict – goals, judgements, values
  • Options for conflict resolution
  • Conflict resolution process
  • Handling conflict

Course dates

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2022Exam Included: Course + Pearson VUE ExamPrice (excl VAT):


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Start Date: Nov 24, 2022Exam Included: Course + Pearson VUE ExamPrice (excl VAT):


Exam Included: Course + Online ExamPrice (excl VAT):



Frequently asked questions

A Pearson VUE exam voucher enables you to book and sit your exam at your local Pearson VUE testing centre at a time and date convenient to you.  Pearson VUE centres are worldwide, and you will be able to choose the closest testing centre to you. You then go along to the test centre with your photo ID at the specified date and time and you will then take an electronic exam. Your exam voucher will have an expiration date and your exam must be sat before this date as these vouchers cannot be extended.