Presented by: Julie Spencer, Technical Executive Stakeholder Engagement, WSP
Waste and remediation are always accompanied by the difficult process of explanation. Projects face the challenge of managing perception, explaining both the current impacts and future state as well as dealing with daily interfaces with surrounding communities. Experience has shown that the projects that are most successful are those with comprehensible provision of information and engagement with stakeholders around them.
Understanding the perceived and actual risks enables communication and engagement to deliver a project far more successfully. Building off real examples this webinar will explore the different approaches to facing the challenge of explanation and the opportunities of effective engagement and the cost and time benefits for a project. It will also provide a framework for planning and embracing the changes the future of communication brings which may impact further on a project.
This 60-minute webinar will cover:
- The challenges of defining Stakeholder Engagement (SE)
- The gaps between legislative requirements and effective engagement
- Challenging the approach – examination of different projects and the outcomes derived.
- Framing your risks and opportunities – planning for engagement
About the presenter:
Julie is a highly skilled stakeholder engagement specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications, community engagement and project delivery. This has included major projects across the transport, water and waste and energy sectors, working for both large corporate organisations and government authorities.
Having delivered on water and waste projects in Australia as well as on contaminated land projects, including PFAS remediation, she has first-hand experience in the challenges faced by practitioners. Julie is skilled in the development and implementation of engagement and risk frameworks and understands the importance of meeting critical path timelines while maintaining client reputation.
As a leader in the business, Julie combines her experience in implemented engagement strategies on complex projects with her passion for understanding the impact of global trends to ensure projects are future ready.