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Public Affairs and Government Relations Strategy In The Oil And Gas Industry 



Effective Government Relations for the Oil & Gas Sector training course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the government relations function within the oil and gas sector. Participants will gain an understanding of the business value that a strategic approach to government relations can deliver at all stages of the oil and gas investment cycle: exploration and production, transportation, trading, processing and distribution. This training course will provide insight into the role government relations plays in winning new business, building and reinforcing a strong reputation, supporting operations, managing change and resolving disputes. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • In-depth knowledge of how to use a strategic approach to government relations to create value for your business
  • In-depth insight into how to analyse and mitigate political risks facing your business
  • The ability to develop and implement a fit for purpose government relations strategy to support your business needs
  • Knowledge of a wide range of tools and tactics to use to improve your ability to manage relations with government in a wide variety of situations
  • Insight into how to create synergies between the government relations function and other functions such as Project Management, Operations, Finance, Legal and Public Relations

Targeted Audience:

  • Government Relations Managers
  • Political Risk Analysts
  • Corporate Affairs Managers
  • External Relations Managers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Public Relations Professionals
  • Country Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • New Venture Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Finance and Tax Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Risk Managers

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Introduction to Effective Government Relations

  • The Business Case for Government Relations
  • How important is government to your business?
  • How to conduct Government Relations with integrity?
  • Legal Aspects
  • Reputation Risk
  • Trends

Unit 2: Political Risk Analysis and Mitigation

  • Introduction to Political Risk
  • Stakeholders: Agendas and Drivers
  • Political Risk Analysis Tools
  • Global Issues and Trends
  • Strategies for Mitigating Political Risk

Unit 3: Effective Applications of Government Relations

  • New Country Entry
  • Expanding Existing Operations
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • The License to Operate: Sustainable Relations with Governments and Communities
  • Gaining and Maintaining a License to Operate
  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Understanding Government Stakeholder Agendas and Drivers
  • Building a Case for Change

Unit 4: The Government Relations Toolbox

  • Elements of a Government Relations Strategy
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring Results and Assessing Performance
  • High Level Engagement
  • Engaging in the Policy Debate
  • Joining Forces with Others
  • When Things Go Wrong
  • Defending the License to Operate
  • Long Term Outlook
  • Divestment or Staying-on?
  • Lessons Learned and Conclusions

Unit 5:The Government Relations Business Game

  • Introducing the Scenario
  • Risk Analysis
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Government Relations Strategy
  • Building the License to Operate
  • Implementing the Strategy
  • Managing Expectations
  • Alignment with the Government
  • First Signs of Trouble

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