TU/e innovation Space CBL Toolkit

Stakeholder Involvement

How might we (re)design this course/project so that more stakeholders are involved? In this workshop, you will brainstrom ways to involve individuals and groups with a vested interest in the challenge being addressed. These may be community members, industry experts, policymakers, and others.


60-90 min.


For live session: post-its, pens, printouts of worksheets. For online session: Miro template, charged laptop, internet.


2-6 people, 1 facilitator.


It is recommended to have a basic understanding of constructive alignment prior to using this workshop. Learning objectives and assessment should be pre-defined.

Follow the steps of this workshop, to go from brainstorming on the topic of stakeholder involvment, to prioritising and developing an action plan for the (re)design of your course/project.

The first activity of the method is called Stakeholder Involvement Map. In this worksheet, you will brainstorm which stakeholders and in what ways they can contribute to your course:


  1. Read the “How Might We… Question” in the yellow post-it.
  2. Brainstorm for each of the four sections (Academia, Industry, NGOs/Community, Government) which stakeholders could play a role in your course/project.
  3. After having determined a few stakeholders, determine at which layer they belong to based on how they are going to contribute to your content: are they going to be as involved as to own the challenges of your course? Or are they going to be involved only indirectly? Write down in what ways their involvement could contribute to the content of your course. 

Now that you have created a canvas containing all the possible stakeholders that could possibly relate to your course, it is time to prioritise using this 3×3 prioritization template. 


  1. Analyse all the ideas you identified in the previous activity from an Impact perspective (how relevant is this idea in regards to involving stakeholders?) and Implementability (how easy it is to implement this topic in my/our course?) and stick them in the corresponding quadrant of the 3×3 template.
  2. Use the symbols that you find on the canvas to characterise your ideas: is it something that you wish to implement in your course? Or not at all? Is it something that is already somewhat implemented but could be strengthened? Or is it something that could be implemented, but you are currently not?

Now that you have a clearer overview of which ideas have more potential than others to be implemented, it is time to create an action plan!


  1. Focus on the ideas (without any ) in the outlined quadrants. Which steps do I/we need to take in order to implement this in my/our course? Break down the steps in the timeline below.
  2. What people, skills, facilities, materials are needed in order to make this happen? Reflect and note it down in the corresponding sections.

At this point, you have a complete overview of how you could involve stakeholders in your course and a step-by-step how to guide you. Well done!

Resources and downloads

You can access the PDF worksheet canvases through the download button: they are ready for print.

Hey, this Chiara, Education Designer at TU/e innovation Space. How can I help you?

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