Financial Communications – Senior Practitioners Workshop
September 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The participative workshop will be based on cases studies and analysis. Depending on participant’s indicative and specific interests, the workshop will cover areas such as:
- “We’re sorry to disappoint you” – Communicating unmet expectations
- Three strategies for dealing with activist investors – positive engagement, defence, counter-offence
- Environmental, Social, and Governance reporting – transitioning financial communications to a new normal
- Leaks, loose lips and lies: dealing with misinformation and miscommunication
- Mergers and acquisitions: a playbook
- IPOs for fun and profit
- Working effectively with the C-Suite and Board
- Communicating strategic changes to investors
- Institutions under scrutiny: Royal Commissions, Regulators
- Applying motivating speech theory to financial communications
This is an interactive workshop in which you’ll be invited to share your experiences and concerns with other senior practitioners. Learning outcomes will be determined by the topics chosen and participants’ contributions.
Who should attend?
This session is aimed at those responsible for communicating all aspects of an organisation’s financial performance to investors, brokers and analysts, regulators and government Ministers, franchisees, association members and other stakeholders. The programme presupposes you have some experience in financial and market communications and wish to enhance your skills and knowledge, consider real world problems and share your concerns and experiences, learning alongside other senior professionals.
Allan Botica, Founder and Chairman, Botica Butler Raudon
Allan is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and influential strategic communicators. His practice areas include reputation management, investor relations, government relations, corporate affairs, litigation communications, crisis communications and change management.
He holds a doctorate in English drama from the University of Oxford and has lectured and published on audience engagement and the application of narrative principles to public relations. He is an experienced media trainer and is in demand as a lecturer, presenter and conference chair.
He founded Botica Butler Raudon in 1987, drawing on his US experience to build a full service public relations consultancy focused on the then-fledgling information technology industry. He specialises in dealing with complex, challenging and innovative communications matters, using research insights to assist clients develop and implement strategic approaches to stakeholder engagement. Over the past 30 years, Allan has been involved in many high-profile communications and public relations campaigns. He has served as Chairman of the New Zealand chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and frequently assists not-for-profit and social enterprises to address their strategic communication needs.
This course content aligns with the Global Capability Framework with particular emphasis on this summary:
- To align communication strategies with organisational purpose and values
- To identify and address communication problems proactively
- To conduct formative and evaluative research to underpin communication strategies and tactics
- To facilitate relationships and build trust with internal and external stakeholders and communities
- To build and enhance organisational reputation
To provide contextual intelligence
- To provide valued counsel and be a trusted advisor
- To work within an ethical framework on behalf of the organisation, in line with professional and societal expectations
Please be aware of the PRINZ payment and cancellation policy.