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An Intensive 5 Day Training Course

Effective Government Relations
for the Oil & Gas Sector

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
MG200 13 - 17 May 2018 Dubai - UAE 5,500
MG200 12 - 16 Nov 2018 London - UK 5,500

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Why Choose this Training Course? 

This Intensive PetroKnowledge 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.  The 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. 

This training course will highlight:

  • Political risk analysis and mitigation
  • License to operate
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • New country entry
  • Advocacy and lobbying

Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will learn:

  • 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

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are interested in learning about government relations for the oil and gas sector: 

  • 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

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. The training course will be based on interactive exercises and case studies drawn from a wide range of countries and situations.  One day of the training course will be dedicated to a practical business game based on a realistic scenario.

Organisational Impact click here

  • Enhance awareness of best practice in government relations
  • Improve the ability to analyse and mitigate political risk  
  • Improve the organization’s capability for designing and implementing effective government relations strategies
  • Improve the organisation’s capability to map and understand its stakeholders
  • Improve ability to advocate for win-win solutions

Personal Impact click here

  • Enhance capability of the trainee to use a wide range of government relations tools and strategies
  • Increase knowledge of global trends in government relations
  • Increase the knowledge of different approaches to analyzing and mitigating political risk
  • Increase the skill to implement government relations strategies  
  • Enhance the capabilities of attendees to build and maintain a license to operate

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Introduction to Effective Government Relations 

  • What is effective Government Relations?
    • The success case: Myanmar case study
    • The business case for government relations.
    • Discussion: How important is government to your business?
    • Exercise: How to improve the chance of success?
  • Ethics and Principles
    • How to conduct Government Relations with integrity
    • Legal aspects
    • Reputation risk
    • Trends
    • Case study: Effective use of due diligence
    • Exercise: Human rights and Government Relations
    • Discussion: What is the most difficult situation that you have faced?
    • Exercise: Transparency and Government Relations

 Day Two: 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
  • Case study: Gaza Marine: Implementing a strategy in a politically complex environment
  • Discussion: Which one is riskier: OECD or non-OECD
  • Exercise: Assessing political risk

Day Three: Effective Applications of Government Relations

  • New opportunities
    • New country entry
    • Expanding existing operations
    • Mergers and acquisition
    • Case study: Australia: why politics and Government Relations matters
    • Discussion: Differing risk profiles and Government Relations need for new opportunities
    • Exercise: Ensuring synergy with other functions
  • Build and strengthen reputation
    • Stakeholder mapping
    • The license to operate
    • Gaining and maintaining a license to operate
    • Case study: Oman: establishing profile in new country
    • Discussion: How strong is your license to operate?
    • Exercise: understanding your stakeholders
  • Managing change
    • Advocacy and lobbying
    • Understanding government stakeholder agendas and drivers
    • Building a case for change
    • Case study: Thailand: navigating toxic politics
    • Discussion: How to ensure alignment with government
    • Exercise: Designing an advocacy campaign
  • Resolving disputes
    • Business diplomacy
    • Conducting due diligence
    • Creating win-win solutions
    • Case study: Egypt: solving a multi-billion dollar problem
    • Discussion: Sources of disputes
    • Exercise: Breaking the deadlock

Day Four: The Government Relations Toolbox

  • Strategies and plans
    • Elements of a Government Relations strategy

    • Implementation

    • Monitoring results and assessing performance

    • Case study:
    • Discussion: Influencing events beyond your control
  • Tools and tactics
    • High level engagement
    • Engaging in the policy debate

    • Joining forces with others

    • When things go wrong

    • Case study: Italy: Brindisi LNG
    • Discussion: Feedback and lessons learned
  • Synergy with other functions
    • Tax
- Role of media, including social media
    • Role of corporate social responsibility

    • Case study: Europe: fracking
    • Discussion: Ensuring the right people get the right information
  • Organisation
    • Where does Government Relations fit in the company’s org chart?
    • What does a fit-for-purpose Government Relations department look like?
    • Skills and experience of government relations managers
    • Discussion: separate function or embedded teams?

 Day Five: 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
  • Political instability
  • Strikes and protests
  • New opportunities
  • New partnerships
  • Defending the license to operate
  • Long term outlook
  • Divestment or staying on?
  • Lessons learned and conclusions
  • What does excellence in Government Relations look like?

 

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PetroKnowledge Training


Effective Government Relations
for the Oil & Gas Sector


Code Date Venue Fees
MG200 13 - 17 May 2018 Dubai - UAE $5,500
MG200 12 - 16 Nov 2018 London - UK $5,500



Why Choose this Training Course? 

This Intensive PetroKnowledge 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.  The 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. 

This training course will highlight:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will learn:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are interested in learning about government relations for the oil and gas sector: 

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. The training course will be based on interactive exercises and case studies drawn from a wide range of countries and situations.  One day of the training course will be dedicated to a practical business game based on a realistic scenario.

Organisational Impact

Personal Impact

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Effective Government Relations 

 Day Two: Political Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Day Three: Effective Applications of Government Relations

Day Four: The Government Relations Toolbox

 Day Five: The Government Relations Business Game

 

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