5.1 What is Stakeholder Engagement?

This lesson includes information about stakeholder groups, as well as the value of stakeholder engagement and perspective, particularly from community members. Some questions to consider while completing this lesson include:

  • How do advocacy groups and stakeholders differ?
  • How can I tell if engagement is meaningful?
  • Why is stakeholder engagement important?

Learning Objectives

  • Define what is meant by the term “stakeholder”
  • Discuss the role a stakeholder can have in a project
  • Give examples of stakeholder engagement in the community

Video Tutorial

Presented By: Damian Alderman


Practice Activity

Instructions: After watching the video tutorial, complete the following practice assessment. Choose the best answer for each question, and check your response for immediate feedback.



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