Experiences Designed and Delivered

Other Services

Events
Trade Missions
Trainings

MasterClasses

Valiant Business Media delivers effective and interactive senior-level masterclasses with an objective to help improve your business performance. We aim at harnessing the expertise of the business leaders and professionals by offering our masterclasses, delivered by our world-class, award-winning trainers and thought leaders. Our programmes are aimed at professionals interested in personal or professional development, be that refining their skills, networking with like-minded individuals, or simply broadening their vision and gaining inspiration. Our masterclasses are designed for business leaders and decision-makers which offer a broad range of courses across a variety of disciplines which include:

ANTI CORRUPTION COMPLIANCE
The Masterclass will draw guidance from the speaker's own extensive experience in anti-corruption compliance to describe and discuss the key elements of an up-to-date anti-corruption compliance program. Effective best practices and risk-based anti-corruption compliance program can help prevent, detect & deter improper and illegal conduct, and can result in reduced penalties and limit damage to reputation if any violation of anti-corruption law occurs.
The focus of this masterclass will be on the practical implementation of an effective compliance program and effectively dealing with and abiding by applicable economic sanctions. We will talk about what companies can do as well as what is prohibited by applicable sanctions. Screening business partners, performing due diligence, and checking specific transactions for sanctions compliance.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • The General Counsel and VPs of Legal Affairs
  • International Trade Counsel
  • Regulatory Compliance Counsel
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • VP’s and Directors of Trade and Regulatory Compliance
  • VP’s and Directors of Sanctions and Export Controls
  • VP’s and Directors of Government Relations
  • VP’s and Heads of Internal Audit Management with responsibility

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Learn the elements of an anti-corruption compliance program
  • Review the do’s and don’ts for investments, donations and scholarships
  • Discuss reasonable standards for gifts, entertainment and travel
  • Consider the risks for non-operating interest joint ventures
  • Learn how to conduct an internal investigation on allegations of bribery

Crisis Communications Planning & Leadership Masterclass will take you through the key elements of crisis leadership, creating and strengthening a crisis communications plan. It will examine effective planning for the crisis communications team structure, key roles & responsibilities, team processes and the vital interaction with the crisis response leadership. The masterclass will address how companies can adopt effective strategies for managing a dialogue process that can improve their chances of reducing potential project delays.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Government Officials
  • Regulators
  • Investors
  • Community Relations
  • Public Relations

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Understand how direct public and stakeholder interactions can be managed efficiently
  • Gain insights into crisis communication plans designed to meet latest social media demands
  • Latest cutting-edge technologies critical to managing crisis communications
  • Identify the key elements of crisis communications plans
  • Learn how to prioritise during a communication ‘storm’
  • Understand how the media and other key audiences operate in a crisis situation

Crisis Communications Planning & Leadership Masterclass will take you through the key elements of crisis leadership, creating and strengthening a crisis communications plan. It will examine effective planning for the crisis communications team structure, key roles and responsibilities, team processes and the vital interaction with the crisis response leadership. The masterclass will address how companies can adopt effective strategies for managing a dialogue process that can improve their chances of reducing potential project delays.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Community Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Government Officials
  • Regulators
  • Investors

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Understand how direct public and stakeholder interactions can be managed efficiently
  • Gain insights into crisis communication plans designed to meet latest social media demands
  • Latest cutting-edge technologies critical to managing crisis communications
  • Identify the key elements of crisis communications plans
  • Learn how to prioritise during a communication ‘storm’
  • Understand how the media and other key audiences operate in a crisis situation

Delivering key infrastructure projects – real estate, factories, pipelines, transmission lines, energy production sites, storage facilities or power generation – is challenging for organizations, regulators and governments. They may face technical, economic, environmental, regulatory and investor issues that can cause project failure or costly delays. This masterclass addresses how companies can adopt effective strategies for managing a dialogue process that can improve their chances of reducing potential project delays.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Project Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Investment Managers
  • Ethical Investment Managers
  • Board Members & Heads of Departments
  • Government Officials
  • Regulators
  • Investors

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Identifying risk and risk parameters within communication
  • Discover the key to build win-win relationships
  • Create a strategy for public engagement
  • Techniques in dealing with public outrage and emotional opposition

Besides providing a good grounding in theories that underpin the discipline of brand management, this course will also provide you with numerous easy to apply frameworks, templates and case study examples of employer brand management in practice. Case study materials include examples of leading employers from the energy sector like BP and Saudi Aramco, as well as relevant lessons from other leading global employers like Coca-Cola, Google, LEGO, L’Oreal, Microsoft, P&G and many more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Human Resource Directors and Specialists in talent management, resourcing, organisational development, employee engagement and communication. This programme would be equally relevant to corporate brand/marketing specialists with accountability for employer brand reputation and/or internal marketing.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Master the value building techniques of brand management
  • Discover the most effective ways of increasing engagement, advocacy and referral
  • Apply the latest thinking in social media,content marketing and talent analytics
  • Demonstrate how your employer’s brand strategy will improve your performance
  • Take away the practical tips, tools and techniques that you will help you make an immediate impact to your business

Learn how to fully integrate online PR and social media into your PR strategy and evaluate its success using the latest globally developed planning frameworks. This course is delivered by one of the world’s pioneers of online PR. You will learn how to develop your public relations strategy, identify the right social media networks and platforms to integrate them into your core strategy. You’ll also learn how to use digital and social media to improve your crisis communications.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Senior practitioners and their team who are responsible for developing and delivering public relations strategy. The course is also very relevant to digital and social media professionals who need to work alongside public relations colleagues.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Understand how PR professionals can practice modernised media relations
  • Create a future-proof public relations strategy
  • Learn how traditional and mainstream media are changing and usage of new age media by journalists
  • Choose the right measures that will evaluate your organisation’s goals
  • Understand better measurements by simply using Advertising Value Equivalents (AVEs) and ROI

A skilled investor relations team can bring many benefits from saving senior management time to enhancing corporate reputation and even reducing the cost of capital. The problem is that many critical aspects of IR are changing, and best practices are evolving. Meanwhile, the shape of the ‘audience’ for the company’s equity story is mutating. Sovereign wealth funds, the rise of the ‘closet indexer’, engagement with hedge funds, the huge growth in automated trading and the return of the activists: it is essential for the modern IRO to understand these capital markets changes. The sell-side too is changing, with corporate access practices under review. The continuing rise of SRI and the increasing involvement of IR in corporate governance are adding to the list of skills needed. This masterclass is designed to discuss all these issues in detail.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Learn how to develop a focussed IR strategy based on analysis of your current situation
  • Benchmark your own IR practices against your peer groups
  • Gain insight into the structure of the capital markets – the types of investors and strategies, and how this impacts your communications
  • Understand why analysis of off-market trading is important, and how it works
  • Learn what debt investors need to hear – and how it differs from the ‘equity story’
  • Examine standout examples of communication materials from energy companies
  • How to get the best out of your annual report, the CSR report, website, investor presentations
  • Learn how IR can support the board and its governance story
  • Learn how to gain wider relevant sell side coverage – and how to manage consensus

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • IR Managers and their Teams
  • Finance Directors and those responsible for setting the IR strategy
  • In house Finance Teams
  • Corporate Communications and Reporting Planning Teams
  • Financial Directors and CFOs
  • Investor Relations Directors and Managers
  • Senior IR consultants

Digital marketing is not a niche marketing channel any more. High-speed internet services are growing rapidly and the usage of search and social media have grown exponentially. Many marketing teams are switching their focus to digital as the world economic crisis has led to reduced budgets and greater accountability requirements. The combination of changes in customer behaviour and expectations of marketers make this course relevant and timely as many of them are switching their communications focus from traditional to digital marketing. This course is designed to help you understand how to do this more effectively, so that you use the right channels at the right time in the right way. With the help of this course, you will learn how to integrate digital channels into your communications programmes in a way that will help you to build more engaging relationships with your customers and prospects.

Who Should Attend?
The course would be useful for heads of digital media and social media marketing who intends to understand the latest trends in the usage of digital media.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Learn about the latest trends in usage of digital media
  • Understand what tools marketers are using to build customer engagement
  • Build more engaging marketing campaigns
  • Create more accountable marketing campaigns
  • Become a thought leader in your area of expertise
  • Develop content that is more relevant for your target audience
  • Stay ahead of your competitors by learning from global experts

Organisations that face crisis are at risk of being overwhelmed very quickly by information demands and a deluge of reputation-damaging comments before they have time to assess and react. This masterclass has been designed to help organisations design their crisis communications plans effectively to ensure they can deal with any crisis situation easily in today’s unforgiving world.
Using our industry-leading proprietary Gap Analysis Tool, we will help participants identify the strengths and improvement areas for their crisis communications plans, measured against industry best practice.

Who Should Attend?

  • Corporate Communicators
  • Emergency Response Managers
  • Public Affairs Professionals
  • PR Professionals
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Media Relations Directors
  • Digital communications Managers

Non-technical risks to progress are growing larger, more frequent and more intense. Companies must recognize that their critics have legitimate views that must be addressed, therefore must change their way they react to these challenges - listening, engaging, choosing new allies – so they build sustainable solutions to the issues that will allow projects to be completed and operations to continue profitably.
Companies face real and growing costs from non-technical risks driven by communities, governments, NGOs and media – both social and traditional. Non‐technical risks account for nearly half of the total risks with stakeholder‐related risks the largest category.This interactive program will equip you with best practice skills, techniques as well as a planning framework. You will learn how you can apply these tools and techniques to address your challenges.

Who Should Attend?

  • Corporate Communications
  • Exploration & Operational
  • HSE
  • Public Affairs & Govt. Relations
  • Business Continuity & Sustainability

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Learn practical tools and techniques that have been used effectively in real situations
  • Learn how to respond to internal as well as external blockers
  • Define your key non-technical risks and analyze the key components
  • Identify your key stakeholders ,allies and plan actions to mitigate risks
  • Explore the barriers to succeed outside as well as within the organization
  • Explore the broader context of resource development, especially in developing countries