Government Relations Executives Council

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In a world of increasing complexity, government relations executives are called upon to mitigate risk and create value. The Council of Government Relations Executives helps senior executives achieve their primary goals by providing them with the tools and information needed to shape public policy.  The council will not be a lobbying or advocacy entity, however, its function will be its ability to bring together government relations experts who can raise issues and impart knowledge to their colleagues. Meeting topics will include some of the following:

  • Conducting effective government relations in a gridlocked government environment
  • Working with and utilizing the NGO community as part of a government relations strategy - best practices and case studies
  • Role of regulatory power by a government in the minority - lessons for business
  • Emerging trends in the economy and business that affect government policy making
  • Effective internal communications of the value of government relations 

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
Benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Research that identifies policy trends of importance to business
Access to subject matter experts who bring their insights to the council on a regular basis
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Who should join?

Senior government relations executives who run government relations offices or who have government relations as part of their job responsibilities

Program Director

Barry Schumacher

Barry Schumacher

Program Director
The Conference Board
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