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"When Angry Publics Collide" Workshop Course Invitation

Posted: 2012-05-14



Greetings from the Asian Institute of Management!

In an increasingly more complex, interconnected and networked world, extractive industries, agribusiness and infrastructure developers now meet stiff resistance and even “anger” from other “publics” who view their projects to mine mineral resources, build the next dam or construct a coal-fired power plant with great concern, if not suspicion.  When corporations spend time and resources defending and configuring the best approach to every decision they make, this contributes to an erosion in public confidence in basic institutions and can undermine competitiveness in the global marketplace.  At the same time, we need to be concerned about a society in which public concerns, fears and anger are not adequately addressed.

The AIM Center of Development Management together with International Alert ( offers a two-week course that analyzes a number of private and public-sector cases in conflict areas and provides an array of strategic responses and best practices in developing prototypes to address such challenges in the Philippines and Asia.

“When Angry Publics Collide:  Changing Business Practice in Conflict Areas” will be offered at the AIM Campus, Makati City from May 28 – June 8, 2012.  The course brings together experts and practitioners from different sectors to help understand how to operate in a “conflict-sensitive” area.  This two-week course will provide frameworks and processes useful for engaging and mobilizing multiple stakeholders and ‘stickholders’  (including military and media) to help organizations develop prototypes for action that translates theory into practice.

The course fee is US $1,750.00, inclusive of tuition and materials.  Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.  Lunch and snacks during all course days are included in the fee.  A completed application is required to reserve a place in the program with a deadline for application on or before May 11, 2012.  For Philippine companies, a local rate is offered.

It may be best for companies and organizations operating in conflict areas to send a team that can work together to develop prototype solutions for their organization.  Faculty and course facilitators will work with your team in developing a plan of action suited for your organization’s situation.  For groups of seven (7) or more, a discount will be extended (15%).

Thank you and warmest regards.
(Sgd) Juan Miguel M. Luz
Center for Development Management



For questions regarding this course, contact Ms. Malou Puzon for details.
Telephone +632 8924011, ext.139;




interesting article, thanks

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