Managing stakeholders while working remotely

Managing stakeholders while working remotely: How to get virtual projects (including legal and legislative projects) across the line

Virtual projects can be tricky to manage and prone to communication breakdowns. This highly interactive webinar will give you the tools you need to deliver projects at this challenging time. It has been designed specifically for legal professionals working on legal projects including legal matters and legislative projects. It will cover:

  • Fundamentals of project management, virtual project management and legal projects;
  • How effective project planning (including using virtual project management programs) and following the stages of the Project Lifecycle can set your virtual legal project up for success;
  • Adopt methods for effectively scoping and resourcing legal projects and techniques for engaging with project stakeholders in a virtual environment;
  • Effectively conducting lessons learned exercises that lead to continuous improvement and innovation.


  • This is a webinar. When you register, you will be sent details of how to log in to the session.
  • Length: 1 hour
  • CPD points: Members will earn 1 CPD unit in Core Area 3 (CPD points will accrue to the purchaser only)
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 per person
  • This webinar was originally presented on 24 April 2020. Access will expire on 24 April 2021.

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.3% surcharge may be incurred on online payments. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. CPD Events — In the case of CPD events, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

Definitions: 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.



Single ticket $115.00 (GST incl.) Register



James Fletcher, Alta Pete Consulting

James is Managing Director of Alta Pete Consulting. ‘Alta Pete’ means ‘Aim High’. Alta Pete is all about empowering professionals to reach their highest potential.

James is a former Senior Executive Service-level Government lawyer, managing a branch of some 30 lawyers and leading work on significant legislative projects like the NDIS, problem gambling reforms and Stronger Futures in the NT. He is a Level 3 credentialed Executive and Organisational Coach; accredited mediator and trainer as well as being an accredited practitioner in the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI). James' specialities include: adaptive leadership, leading in a VUCA environment, leading change, and building productive and healthy workplace cultures. He regularly provides professional workshops, customised leadership programs, and one on one executive coaching for professionals.


"In this changing world, I found the format to be user-friendly. I liked the ability to ask questions or provide comments during the presentation. The speaker was very engaging."

"I loved James' informal and interactive style which was not lost at all by the fact that the seminar was delivered online. The content was interesting and particularly helpful under the current circumstances so thank you James!"

"Thank you for the webinar today James. Very interesting and insightful!"

"Fantastic presentation – clear and concise with useful, practical tips which can be used. James was a warm, engaging and knowledgeable presenter – would happily attend another one of his sessions in the future."

"Fantastic presentation style – engaging and interesting"

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