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Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Locations & Dates:

Category: Conferences
Date: 8 - 12 Oct 2017
Ref: C8065
Location: Jordan (Amman)
Fees: 2500 

MERC Training Center reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer with a reasonable notice time.
One extra free place for every 2 paid nominees

INTRODUCTION

PR and Communications are at the heart of business performance. Modern methods, tools and channels have greatly increased the speed in which communications can be experienced, from local to global. In this conference you will learn:

  • The tools and techniques required to manage reputation in a complex media environment
  • How to manage knowledge within the business for effective media management
  • How to shape external perceptions of your organisation by first class corporate internal communications
  • How to develop a strategic approach and a clear plan of action

ILM CERTIFICATION

The Certified Public Relations Officer is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Delegates will complete an assessment at the end of the programme and, if successful, will become certified with the ILM. The assessment will focus on the topics covered by this programme.

CONFERENCE  OBJECTIVES

  • To set Corporate Affairs in strategic anticipatory and effective context
  • To develop an understanding of stakeholder programmes for regular, focused communication
  • Examine the development of Corporate Affairs tools
  • Understanding the development of strategy/plans/tactics and co-ordinating these
  • Evaluation and the use of research

CONFERENCE METHODOLOGY

This conference is an intensive, updating programme illustrated throughout with practical examples. It concentrates on practitioner skills, tools and techniques for the effective management of these important business functions.

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

The conference  looks at variety of corporate communications tools and models before examining in details the potential value and role of key stakeholders in the corporate affairs/PR process. It looks at approaches that will permeate the whole organisation as well as the specialist disciplines within PR and communications. Firmly establishing the place of PR in the company, the programme looks at the contributions that can be measured. Participants will pull together all of the programme content into an action plan which can be discussed with top management.

CONFERENCE OUTLINE

 Introduction and Welcome: The Power of Communication

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Course programmed, design and options
  • Opening exercise: Goal setting
  • Corporate Affairs and Public Affairs approaches
  • Corporate identity and image
  • Corporate communications overview and strategy
  • External reputation management Communication as a change agent
  • Communication as goal for all managers

From the Inside Out: Crafting Consistent Messages

  • Internal communications
  • Family and friends as Stakeholder
  • Measuring emotional capital
  • Communications channels mapping and monitoring
  • Setting internal communications goals
  • New media for rapid interaction
  • Champions, opinion formers and incentivisation
  • The place of the company magazine/newsletter
  • The multinational internal communications programme
  • Commitment from internal decision makers

Risks and Threats: Their Identification and Management

  • Single issue politics
  • Special interest groups
  • Whistleblowers and the rules of disclosure
  • External opinion formers
  • Cause related PR and core values
  • Campaigns, their design and planning
  • A crisis management toolkit
  • Stakeholder interest inventories
  • Opinion former networks

 Corporate Affair/PR in the Corporate Mix

  • PR in the communications mix
  • PR in the marketing mix
  • Direct response PR
  • Financial PR
  • PR and strategy
  • Brand PR
  • Persuasion measurement techniques
  • Integrating PR/Communications and marketing plans
  • The art of leveraging
  • Corporate affairs and customer relations

 Powerful and Persuasive Action Planning

  • Measurement of performance: bottom line impact
  • Translating strategy to tactics
  • Horizons for PR and corporate affairs development
  • Tools and Techniques summary: a tactical inventory
  • Recruiting allies: a networking approach
  • Justifying the plan and convincing top management
  • Making the most of other disciplines to maximise results
  • Individual and group consultancy
  • Further sources of help and information