Business and Government Relations
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Working more effectively with the public sector With influence on politics, macro-economics, policy, regulation, licensing, incentives, taxes and SOEs, few stakeholders are as important to business as the government. The quality of a company's relationship with government is now a key determinant of corporate value.
Yet, few executives are equipped to understand, manage, or improve this relationship effectively. Business-government relations can be greatly improved at all levels.
This programme provides executives and senior managers with the insight and tools to manage the government and public policy relationship constructively.
How you will benefit
At the end of the programme, you will be able to:
- Understand the political and policy forces shaping the environment of business in South Africa today
- Prepare a plan for your business to improve relationships with government
- Analyse government stakeholders and activities on all levels
- Engage strategically with the public policy process
- Advocate and lobby effectively and ethically
- Plan and structure stakeholder engagement and dialogue
- Build a support network of other public affairs managers
- Leave with case studies from senior business leaders and government officials
Key focus areas:
- Understanding the political and policy outlook for business
- Analysing role that government plays in your business
- Mapping government stakeholders
- Engaging with public policy processes
- Working with policy, regulation, and licensing
- Accessing state partnership opportunities
- Stronger stakeholder management
- Effective advocacy and regulatory lobbying
- Turning your company into an active corporate citizen
- Improving your company’s government and public sector relations
Who should attend
Senior and mid-level executives and advisors from CEOs' office, Strategy, Public Affairs, Government Relations, Public Policy and Advocacy, Stakeholder Management, Regulatory Affairs, Licensing, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Citizenship, and Communications.