Who should attend
The Corporate Affairs Academy is for senior corporate affairs directors of major international companies.
About the course
Improve the impact of corporate affairs across your organisation.
Informed and strategic corporate affairs activity helps create significant business value and prepares organisations to best recover from downside risks and crises. Organisations operating in fast paced information overload environments are counting on corporate affairs professionals to make the judgements that are required to build long term success.
Attendees benefit from a balance of leading academic research and functional best practices.
The Academy focuses on three core, interrelated themes:
- Reputation research, theory and thinking
- Reputation engagement, trends and practices
- Professional development as reputation experts; high-value purpose, practices and resources
The Academy is delivered over the course of two sessions. Each session features a dinner at one of Oxford’s historic colleges.
At the end of the sessions, you will be equipped with practical steps for immediate implementation in your organisation.
Run by the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation - our aim is to enable you to make a more strategic and valuable contribution to your business by providing you with an opportunity to connect with the latest academic research in the field and share experiences, ideas, and best practice with expert faculty and a global peer group of Corporate Affairs Directors.
- Develop senior corporate affairs contacts globally
- Opportunity to shape the future of corporate affairs
- Enhanced impact at Board level
- Ongoing access to the latest research and events
To your business
- Enhanced strategic direction
- Improved business efficiency
- Strategies to minimise risk
Covers the core concepts related to reputation, alongside current research and theoretical frameworks.
A series of workshops are hosted in London between modules allowing participants to discuss issues raised by the cohort in more detail. These can be attended in person or remotely.
Explores the challenges in shaping corporate reputation, research trends and looks at how theoretical concepts have been applied in practice.
Stewart is an experienced corporate affairs advisor and communications leadership mentor. He is a co-lead on Saïd Business School’s Corporate Affairs Academy. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Stewart has 25 years' corporate, financial, rep...
Rupert Younger is Director of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, which he founded in 2008. He is a leading commentator on reputation matters relating to corporations and institutions around the world. He is also a co-founder of the Finsbury Group, the financial communications ...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.