Project Management Institute

Leveraging the Human Domain for Effective Stakeholder Engagement with Steve Alltop - CANCELLED


Topics: Project Management Business Analysis | Stakeholder Engagement | Influencing | Program Management / Programme

Stakeholder engagement often determines the success or failure of a project, yet few project managers approach it with a formalized process. In this engaging seminar, you will enhance your ability to improve stakeholder engagement by learning many of the same concepts and techniques used by military Special Forces. Similar to physical geography, the “Human Domain” must be navigated on the path towards a successful project because projects, like most human endeavors, are no stranger to conflict, opposing interests, and outright hostility.

What can an understanding of the human domain do for project managers? 

  • Shape the project environment to anticipate external challenges and generate options to overcome them
  • Strengthen the resolve and commitment of stakeholders
  • Recognize sources of opposition to your project and develop plans to overcome   

Human domain fundamentals apply to every project, no matter its size or complexity. This seminar will provide tools and techniques for project managers to overcome the challenges of operating in this dynamic, misunderstood, and often hidden domain through which projects unfold.

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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what the "Human Domain" is and explain why projects are considered to be operating in the human domain
  • Demonstrate how the fundamentals of the human domain apply to project management
  • Identify the five elements affecting human behavior; distinguish types of personal power
  • Recognize how human domain operations provide the “how to” for stakeholder engagement as described in the PMBOK® Guide

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 7 0 0 7.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-SP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA 0 0 0 0.00
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*Please note that the asterisked row above applies to all PMI Agile certifications, this includes DASM, DASSM, DAVSC and DAC.

Seminar Instructor(s)


Steve Alltop

Steve Alltop is a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. His military career took him from pilot training to high-performance jet aircraft in combat to an assortment of command and leadership positions. Retiring from the Air Force after 24 years of service, Steve joined the corporate world as a project manager supporting diverse projects which provided high-tech solutions to the modern warfighter. Though enjoyable work, Steve felt something was missing in his life and eventually left defense services to become an independent consultant providing leadership development services to corporate America. He thoroughly enjoys spending time with his leadership students and believes he is enriching lives by helping folks find the great leader within themselves and by having a lasting effect on those that they lead. In 2014 he co-founded The Daedalus Group to bring first class leadership development to an even broader audience.

Steve is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering. He holds a Masters of Aeronautical Sciences, a Masters of Business Administration and is a certified Project Management Professional. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he enjoys his family and powered paragliding.

Course Information

1 Day
12 July 2021


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 14 June)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 14 June)
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