Chapter Meeting - Febuary 2020 - The Psychology Behind Effective Stakeholder Engagement with Todd Hutchison


For this event attendance, PMI Members will earn 1 Leadership PDU.

Projects are all about people and politics, which can cause projects to fail.

This session provides a psychology insight into what key stakeholder powers of influence exist and how to deal with them to achieve a high level of engagement and buy-in for projects and the tools in the toolbox for dealing with stakeholder challenges.

This session provides a troubleshooter approach that explains:

  • How to deal with difficult key stakeholders;
  • When a steering committee is needed;
  • How to utilise advisory groups;
  • How to leverage project champions.

This event will offer insights into the complexity of stakeholder styles, and how to understand the most effective ways to approach and engage with them, including turning around the most troublesome people.


Todd Hutchison

Todd Hutchison

Known as the Corporate Mechanic, Todd Hutchison is a global project management and behavioral specialist, international bestselling author and certified speaking professional. His Ph.D. area is in behavioral sciences.

He was the first Australian chapter member to serve on the PMI global Board of Directors, and the first Fellow of PMI in Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), and Leadership Western Australia (LWA).

Todd was previously the President of the WA PMI Chapter and the National Chairman, now residing as the Global Chairman of the International Institute of Legal Project Management that has graduates in 40 countries and training providers in 7 countries.

He leads the global project management consulting and training company Peopleistic and resides as an executive of the law firm Balfour Meagher and a Board Director of Leadership Western Australia.

He has worked in over 160 organizations in 13 countries, including global clients like Microsoft, Deloitte, and Coca-Cola.

He has adjunct positions with Curtin University and Edith Cowan University and teaches at the Australian Institute of Management’s MBA program.

Todd is a world champion in music and is listed in the Who’s Who of Business in Australia.


The Riff is in the center of Perth at 45 St Georges Terrace and is accessible using most of Perth's public transport.

Other Events

We would also like to invite you to attend PMI Toastmasters, which meets immediately before the Chapter Meeting servicing the local community of project managers in Perth. Good leaders are good communicators. In Toastmasters you will improve your speaking skills and develop leadership abilities in order to become a better leader.

Event Details

Date & Time

12 February 2020

5:45 PM - 8:30 PM (AWST+08:00)


1 Leadership