Government and Community Relations

Building Key Relationships that Work

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5 Days

Daily Agenda

Day 1 :
Government Relations
  • A comprehensive introduction into the discipline of public affairs.
  • Monitoring, researching and mapping your government relationships
  • Mapping the contacts of your staff, board and other close stakeholders
  • Building your reputation with government officials, politicians and experts
  • Being a good corporate citizen and building influence
  • How can legislation be anticipated and/or influenced?
Day 2:
 Community Relations
  • Which are your communities and why are they important?
  • Identifying issues – both positive and negative
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Supporting community causes
  • Getting staff involved and engaged
  • Online communities
Day 3:
 Developing Advocacy
  • Political and social advocacy
  • The principles of being a good neighbour and good citizen
  • Relationship building, trust and neurosciences
  • Stakeholder engagement and the role of influencers
  • Build successful advocacy campaigns
  • Lobbying
Day 4:
 Risk, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research and coordination
  • Political monitoring.
  • Stakeholder Risk Analysis – A Structured Process
  • Your CSR and ESG profiles
  • Sustainability and environmental concern
  • International Standards for reporting
Day 5:
 Strategic Planning 
  • What is strategy and why is it important?
  • SMART goal setting
  • Integrating Short and Long-term Programmes and Projects
  • Strategic Planning Frameworks
  • Engaging briefing and training your spokespeople
  • Measuring effectiveness

Professional certificate & Accreditation

Through this training course, learn to build a consistent government and community relations strategy and improve relationships with government agencies and community stakeholders.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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26-30 Jun 2023
Fee: $5,950
20-24 Nov 2023
Fee: $5,950
Course customization available
Course customization available

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