Professional Development Calendar

2018 Corporate Public Affairs Professional Development Institute

Date 25 Jun 2018 to 29 Jun 2018
Location Melbourne
Price AUD 8400.00
Discounted Member Price AUD 7150.00

Event Details:

IMPORTANT: All participants have received a reconfirmation of their registration and accommodation details. If you are registered and have not received this information, please contact us by email or on phone +61 2 8667 3087.

The Centre’s Institute presents an opportunity to strengthen the capability of individual practitioners, and the capacity and capability of the whole team. Cited as the best program of its type internationally, the Institute is a must for mid-level practitioners looking to shift their capability to best practice, and for senior practitioners looking to refresh their engagement with best practice.

The Institute is widely acknowledged as an integral part of the professional development process for corporate public affairs practitioners in most major corporations and organisations in Australia and New Zealand.

Taught by an international Faculty and a Guest Faculty of senior public affairs practitioners, the Institute program focuses on international good and best practice public affairs - participants will be immersed in case studies and learnings from leading organisations in Australia and globally. This is a unique opportunity for participants to gain first-hand, practical insights from Guest Faculty senior practitioners.

Currently confirmed Guest Faculty include:
- Sarah Adams, General Manager Corporate Affairs, Coles
- Mary-Jane Bellotti, Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs, Suncorp
- Cassandra Casey, General Manager, Communications and Community Relations Transformation and Engagement, ANSTO
- Belinda Dennett, Director Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
- Nicole Hodgson, Public Affairs Manager, Chevron Australia
- Karina Keisler, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, NBN Co
- Jason Laird, Executive Director, Communications and Chief Social Officer, Telstra
- Guy Matthews,Head of Corporate Affairs, Australia and New Zealand, Citi
- Kate McCue, Manager Corporate Affairs, Endeavour Energy
- Liz McNamara, Group Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Amatil
- Peter Metcalfe, General Manager Government Affairs, Woodside
- Nick Park, Head of Australian Federal Government Relations, BHP
- James Pearson, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Matthew Percival, former head of function at AMP, ANZ, and Carlton & United Breweries
- David Pullar, Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Roche
- Stephen Ries, Head of Corporate Communications, ANZ Banking Group
- Gerry Tidd, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, BlueScope Steel
- Amanda Wallace, Head of Corporate Communications, Insurance Australia Group

Wayne Burns, Director of Studies and Program Director

Wayne is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs. He is also an experienced management consultant in Asia Pacific. He has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate public affairs, journalism, politics and publishing. Wayne writes about public affairs internationally and teaches public affairs executive education in Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. His specialist areas of professional focus include corporate responsibility, issues management, reputation stewardship, social media and organisational effectiveness.

Dr Jennifer J. Griffin
Dr. Jennifer J. Griffin is Professor of Strategy and the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J. Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business (Chicago, IL). Engaged at all levels of learning (e.g. executive, doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate including online and experiential study abroad courses) Jenn examines how firms continuously co-create value. Annually, she leads corporate strategy, social impact, and strategy-oriented CSR workshops for Australian, Chilean, and US executives as well as periodically in Brazil, India and Lebanon.

Professor Griffin, an award-winning educator, received the GW School of Business highest teaching award, the Teaching Excellence Award as well as the Faculty of the Year award presented by full-time MBA students. Eight times in the past decade (2016-2011, 2009 and 2007) doctoral students nominated her for the Peter J. Vaill Award for Best GWSB Doctoral Professor. She is most proud of the student-led nomination for the National Inspire-Integrity Teaching Award.

Douglas Pinkham
Doug Pinkham is President of the Public Affairs Council, the leading international association for public affairs professionals.

Doug was elected to head the Council in 1997. He has written numerous articles for trade professional magazines and books and is a frequent speaker on public affairs, politics, communications and corporate management. He has been quoted widely in the print and broadcast media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Fox Business News and NPR.

Gavin Jackman
Gavin is a senior executive with three decades’ experience across international corporations, policy and politics. A Faculty Member at the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, Gavin also serves on the Board of the European Australian Business Council and is an adviser to The Big Issue and Homes for Homes, social enterprises helping the homeless and disadvantaged.

In-house corporate roles include Executive Global Head Corporate Affairs at Orica, where Gavin oversaw the risk, environment, community, safety, legacy remediation, company secretary, government relations, legal and communications functions across the company's operations in over 50 countries; Group Executive Public Affairs at Santos, a leading Australian oil and gas company operating across Australasia; and Director Government Affairs for BP Australia.

Gavin has also held senior executive roles in the public sector in key Federal departments and with the Government, including Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia and Chief of Staff to a Federal Cabinet Minister.

Institute participant places are limited to ensure effective interaction and maximise opportunities for dialogue and interaction with Faculty members and peers.

Certification: 30 credit points towards a Graduate of the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs (GCCPA) is available on completion of the Institute program. 40 credit points are required across 36 months to reach and maintain GCCPA certification.

For further information please contact Jean Carvalho either via email or telephone +61 2 8667 3087.

Download event brochure

Download registration form

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee of A$500 will apply if the registration has been acknowledged and processed. Substitutions can be made up to 3 days prior to commencement of the Institute. A cancellation fee of A$1,200 will apply if cancellation of a registration is received in writing after Friday, 18 May 2018.

Return to calendar

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.

Member Login

Please enter your username and password to access this member resource on the Center website. You may continue to browse the site without login, however access to discounted member prices, event registration and the knowledge centre is restricted.

© 2013 Centre for Corporate Public Affairs | ABN 15 623 823 790 | Site by