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Improving Project Communication: Within and Outside of the Project Team

  • Dec 7, 2022 (10:00 - 11:30 am CT; 9:00 - 10:30 am MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Friday, December 2, 2022

A webinar link will be emailed 2 days prior to the presentation.

The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


Project problems-low or no profitability, client alienation, litigation - flow much more from miscommunication than from technical deficiencies. Sometimes our desire to do excellent technical work causes us to give too little attention to inter-personal issues. To minimize such problems, a project manager can plan and implement effective communication, while not compromising technical integrity. He or she can recognize communication challenges and apply proven preventive fundamentals and tools. The seminar's underlying theme is that communication must be planned, explicit, and on-going, as suggested by the following thought from executive and professor Charles Handy: "Mental telepathy is not, I fear, a reliable means of communicating. "

This 90-minute webinar presents numerous practical methods from which a project manager can choose for encouraging communication within the project team and between the project team and the client, owner, and other stakeholders. The webinar also speaks directly to the individual team member by offering communication tools and techniques that he or she can unilaterally apply. Participants receive a handout containing all of the slides used in the webinar.


Stuart "Stu" Walesh, PhD, PE, F.NSPE, Dist.M.ASCE, an independent consultant-teacher-author, earned a BSCE from Valparaiso University, a MSE from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to beginning his consultancy, he practiced in government and for an engineering firm and held various positions at Valparaiso University and the University of Wisconsin.

Target Audience

Engineers, technologists, technicians, and other personnel in essentially all disciplines and specialties who are on project teams. This webinar is essentially for any team leader or member interested in becoming more communicative within project teams and with clients, owners, and stakeholders.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050