Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:

When bad things happen on projects, telling people is difficult. This tough job almost always falls on the project manager to figure out how to give it in a way that doesn’t derail the relationship or the project.

So, why is delivering bad news hard to do? What are the tactics we use to avoid or postpone it? What can we do to get out of our own way so we can work the problem and get results faster?

In this webinar you will get 3-step process to deliver bad news in a positive way for more productive, dialogue driven, solutions oriented results. Based on her Amazon bestselling book Delivering Bad News in Good Ways, you’ll get insight into why giving bad news is so tough, identify the tactics we use to avoid or delay giving it, and learn a process and tips to prepare for and manage the discussion with stakeholders.


Alison Sigmon is a longtime PMP certified project manager, clinical therapist, and business executive. She has co-founded or worked with several startup companies in the digital space. Companies and organizations around the world have relied on her expertise to train, facilitate, consult with, and coach tens of thousands of people. She has won several awards for her leadership and training efforts.

She has led projects for the following: software and user experience design; digital content strategy; brand design and development; marketing, advertising, and communications strategy; business development and fundraising; video design and production; and ecommerce.

Her efforts focus on the behavioral side of project management and relationships. Articles, presentations, and training materials can be found at several noted digital and traditional publications and her website at

Delivering Bad News in Good Ways is Alison’s first book, and the first in a series on the subject.

An avid distance runner, writer, hiker, and traveler, Alison is a Gulf War veteran.

Contact/Social Media:

Twitter: @alisonsigmon

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