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Build your business skill and acumen in Government Relations Training Program

Markstone Group's Government Relations Training Program is designed to enhance your business skills in navigating the complex intersections of business, bureaucracy, and politics. Through practical exercises and easy-to-follow instructions, participants will learn to engage effectively with local, state, and federal governments. The program consists of six detailed modules covering various aspects of government engagement, from interacting with city council members to building relationships with federal MPs. Flexible learning options allow for the purchase of individual modules or the complete series, with no prior experience required. Join today to boost your confidence, expand your capabilities, and achieve measurable results for your business. Visit our website or contact our training coordinator for more information and to register.

Course Overview

Module 1
Level of Government:  Tier 3   Local Government Authority
Meet Your Councillor  

This module offers an in-depth understanding of Australia's third tier of government, emphasizing the vital role of local councils and shires in supporting business and community needs. Participants will learn to engage effectively with local government representatives to leverage council resources, navigate regulations, and access business support services. The training covers the importance of local government in business operations, steps to contact Ward Councillors, strategies for productive meetings, insights into local regulations and infrastructure projects, and opportunities for business support and community engagement. By the end, participants will have practical skills to build valuable relationships with local government officials, fostering business growth and community development. For more information, visit Markstone Group.

Module 2

Level of Government:   Tier 3   Local Government Authority

Meet Your Mayor

Government Relations Training Module 2 focuses on the importance of engaging with your local Mayor to support business growth. Participants will learn how to identify and contact their Mayor, understand the Mayor's role in representing the community, and effectively communicate business needs. The training emphasizes the benefits of building relationships with local government leaders, including gaining insights into local policies, accessing support services, and influencing decision-making processes. By the end of the module, participants will be equipped to engage productively with their Mayor, enhancing their business's impact and community presence. For more information, visit Markstone Group.

Module 3
Level of Government:  Tier 3   Local Government Authority

Attend a Statutory Council Meeting

Government Relations Training Module 3 teaches business owners and managers the importance of attending formal council meetings to understand local government decision-making. Participants will learn how to identify and attend council meetings, engage with councillors and officers, and gain insights into local policies and projects. The training highlights the benefits of attending these meetings, including influencing local policies, networking with key stakeholders, and accessing valuable information and resources. By the end of the module, participants will be better equipped to advocate for their business interests and leverage council support for growth and development. For more information, visit Markstone Group.

Module  4

Level of Government:  Tier 3  Local Government Authority

Meet with Council’s Economic Development Team

Government Relations Training Module 4 focuses on engaging with your local council’s economic development team to support business growth. Participants will learn how to identify and contact the team, effectively communicate their business needs, and leverage council resources and support services. The training covers navigating local regulations, obtaining permits, understanding infrastructure projects, and accessing networking opportunities. By the end of the module, participants will be equipped to collaborate with the economic development team, enhancing their business growth and community impact. For more information, visit Markstone Group.

Module 5

Level of Government:  Tier 3  Local Government Authority

Hosting a Networking event with Council’s Economic Development Team

Government Relations Training Module 5 equips business owners and managers with the skills to host effective networking events in collaboration with their local council’s economic development team. Participants will learn how to plan and organize events, engage guest speakers, and facilitate discussions that provide valuable insights into local business impacts and opportunities. The training emphasizes the benefits of networking with local businesses, council representatives, and politicians, accessing resources, exchanging ideas, and building influential relationships. By the end of the module, participants will be prepared to host impactful events that foster business growth and community engagement. For more information, visit Markstone Group.

Module 6 

Level of Government:  Tier 2  State Government

Meeting Your Local State Member of Parliament

In Module 6 of the Markstone Group Government Relations Training Program, you'll learn to effectively engage with your local State Member of Parliament (MP). This module covers the MP's key responsibilities, including representing constituents, participating in legislative processes, and community engagement. You'll discover the benefits of building a relationship with your MP, such as influencing policy, accessing government resources, and resolving regulatory issues. Practical steps include identifying your MP, researching their background, planning your discussion topics, requesting a meeting, and following up to build a positive ongoing relationship. This module equips you with the skills to advocate for your business and navigate state government interactions successfully.

Complete 1- 6 Training Course
Build your business skill and acumen in Government Relations Training Program

The Government Relations Training Program by Markstone Group offers a comprehensive six-module course designed to enhance business engagement with all levels of government. Participants will learn to navigate local, state, and federal government processes, build influential relationships, and advocate effectively for their business interests. The course covers engaging with local councils and mayors, attending council meetings, collaborating with economic development teams, hosting networking events, and meeting with state MPs. Through practical exercises and hands-on experience, participants will gain valuable skills to leverage government resources, influence policy, and foster business growth and community development. For more information, visit Markstone Group.

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