This Oxford Management Centre 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 course will highlight:
Political risk analysis and mitigation
License to operate
New country entry
Advocacy and lobbying
By the end of this 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
This 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 course will be dedicated to a practical business game based on a realistic scenario.
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
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
Who should attend?
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
New venture managers
Business development managers
Finance and tax professionals
Introduction to Effective Government Relations
What is effective Government Relations?
The Business Case for Government Relations
Discussion: How important is government to your business?
Ethics and Principles
How to conduct Government Relations with integrity?
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
Effective Applications of Government Relations
New Country Entry
Expanding Existing Operations
Mergers and Acquisition
Build and Strengthen Reputation
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
Resolving Disputes with Government, Local Communities, and other Stakeholders
Conducting Due Diligence
Creating Win-Win Solutions
The Government Relations Toolbox
Strategies and Plans
Elements of a Government Relations Strategy
Monitoring Results and Assessing Performance
Tools and Tactics
High Level Engagement
Engaging in the Policy Debate
Joining Forces with Others
When Things Go Wrong
Synergy with other Functions
Tax- Role of Media including Social Media
Role of Corporate Social Responsibility
Where does Government Relations fit in the company’s organisation chart?
What does a fit-for-purpose Government Relations department look like?
Skills and Experience of Government Relations Managers
The Government Relations Business Game
This day will allow attendees to bring their Government Relations expertise to bear on a realistic scenario. Attendees will have the opportunity to put into practice a range of Government Relations strategies and tools. They will be able to experience the impact of these in a fictional but realistic scenario.
Introducing the Scenario
Government Relations Strategy
Building the License to Operate
Implementing the Strategy
Alignment with the Government
First Signs of Trouble
Strikes and Protests
Defending the License to Operate
Long Term Outlook
Divestment or Staying-on?
Lessons Learned and Conclusions
What does excellence in Government Relations look like?
OXFORD Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course
All Training Seminars delivered by Oxford Management by default are eligible for CPE Credit.