Workshop: Managing Political Risk

21 Oct, 2019

January 23, 2020
2 p.m.−4:15 p.m. ET
Washington, DC or Virtual

There’s a policy threat on the horizon, and in order to protect your mission and bottom line, you need to ensure your internal stakeholders are prepared and understand what’s at stake. Learn how to assess, communicate, and mitigate political risk through proven strategies and tools.

This program is eligible for 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management as well as 2 elective credits towards the certificate in PAC and Grassroots Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 2 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.


2:00p.m.      Assessing political risk

The policy arena is constantly changing, and identifying which potential threats may impact your bottom line is mission critical. Our experts will review:

  • Types of political risk
  • Forecasting models that will help you strategize
  • An overview of the landscape in 2020

3:00p.m.     Networking Break

3:15p.m.     Creating an Action and Communication Plan

Now that you’ve identified potential political risk, how do you protect your mission and goals? This session will cover:

  • How to create political risk management or reaction plans
  • How to communicate political risk to internal and external stakeholders in language they will understand
  • Examples of organizations that have done it right

4:15p.m.     Adjourn

Event Location

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Public Affairs Council
2121 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202.787.5950

*Participants joining the program virtually will receive an email one week beforehand with instructions for logging on to our web-based platform. On the platform, they will be able to listen and participate through any computer or internet-enabled device, see a video of the speakers, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box.


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Register Online

  • Members: $289
  • Non-Members: $399

Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Non-members: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.

Kelly Memphis

Kelly Memphis
Senior Manager of Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement Practice
202.787.5957 | email