Professional Development Calendar

Participation in Centre events is for corporations and organisations with a dedicated and operating public affairs management function, and is not open to public relations or consultancy firms.

All our professional development programs 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.


Trends and developments in best practice advocacy campaigns

Public advocacy campaigns - featuring insights and case studies on what works; and what is it about corporate advocacy campaigns that make them so tricky, and even risky? 19 Nov 2020
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Centre for Corporate Public Affairs Issues Management Certificate

This course explores corporate issues management, international best practice, and provides practical tools for managing issues facing organisations 15 Feb 2021 to 29 Mar 2021
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How to form and manage high performing corporate public affairs teams

This module focuses on high performing teams in corporate public affairs functions globally, and best practice in team formation, composition, and modus operandi 17 Feb 2021 to 18 Feb 2021
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2021 Annual Heads of Function and Senior Practitioners Dinner and Roundtable

The Roundtable is the one day in the year for the function's leaders to be part of important conversations and stimulating discussions about managing the corporate public affairs function

A CENTRE SIGNATURE OFFERING 4 Mar 2021 to 5 Mar 2021
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Public affairs professional development for executive assistants and team coordinators

The only offering of its kind specifically designed for EAs and Team Coordinators working in corporate public affairs


29 Apr 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
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Corporate Public Affairs Leadership in the 21st Century

A four-day intensive executive education program for emerging corporate public affairs leaders - the next step for graduates of the Centre’s Institute program, and/or for public affairs practitioners who aspire to be leaders in the function 9 May 2021 to 12 May 2021
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2021 Corporate Public Affairs Executive Education Institute

A must-attend executive education program for mid-level and senior corporate public affairs practitioners that want to engage with and understand international best practice in their profession


7 Jun 2021 to 11 Jun 2021
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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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