Certified Public Relations Officer: Public Relations & Corporate Communications

 

Course Objectives:

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

 

Designed For:

  • Public Relations professionals
  • Other key personnel in the organization whose work involves contact and interaction with internal/external public
  • Also beneficial to personnel who wish to learn how to use communication more effectively - possibly in the areas of personnel, marketing, sales, training and administration

Outline: 

Introduction and Welcome: The Power of Communication

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Course coursed, 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 course
  • 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 maximize results
  • Individual and group consultancy
  • Further sources of help and information

Training Methodology:
This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total
tuition hours:-
• 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
• 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
• 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
• 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions

Certificates

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.

Schedule

  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

 Fees

 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: