Professional Development

All our professional development opportunities conducted under the Chatham House Rule to encourage robust and peer learning, are also a great opportunity for professionals to connect and share their experiences and work challenges. Our professional development programs include:

Regular webinars

Our webinars usually feature a guest speaker/speakers with opportunities for questions and discussions and are developed to provide practical ‘how-to-do’ case studies and learnings.

Professional development modules

These programs typically include Guest Faculty and often feature case studies to illustrate best practice or highlight learnings that can be taken back to the workplace for application or discussion. Our workshop program straddles all corporate public affairs functions and caters for all levels of the profession.

Heads of function and senior practitioners roundtables

Our roundtable events held in Australia and Asia are for the most senior corporate public affairs practitioners. These one-day roundtables analyse and discuss the most recent developments and trends in function management and development.

Residential Institutes

The Centre Institute is held annually in Australia at Melbourne Business School and in Asia at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School. More than 2000 professionals over the years are graduates from the Residential Institute program. The Institute program features an international Faculty and sessions led by industry professionals and leaders from leading global corporations.

Special dialogues

Special dialogues are held with invited practitioners around an industry or profession-wide issue, and include, for instance, Asia Pacific trade policy, reputation indexes and government inquiries into issues such as corporate social responsibility.

About The Centre

The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is the only entity of its type internationally, connecting, via corporate membership, the corporate public affairs and communication function across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We assist our members embrace best practice public affairs structure and strategies.

Our research, professional development programs, events and international thought leadership opens doors to help organisations and practitioners build and apply corporate public affairs as a core management tool and function.

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