How to engage your stakeholders for successful outcomes: a series of training programmes by astoneco

astoneco launched a series of stakeholder engagement trainings designed to address the most difficult stakeholder and societal challenges presented to businesses today – with a particular focus on natural resource, infrastructure and energy sectors. The 14 trainings are highly practical and designed to support different levels of management, going from strategy to process to implementation.

These trainings are organised as:

  • boot-camps on a first-come-first-served basis, at our training centres in Europe, and
  • tailored trainings for specific clients, at a venue provided by our client or at our training centres.

All trainings include a thorough needs assessment stage and the option of post-training coaching.


A recent example of a tailored training programme for OMV, Austria

astoneco, in partnership with IMA International, delivered a tailored Stakeholder Engagement (SE), Community Relations (CR) and Community Development (CD) training programme for OMV worldwide, at the end of 2014.

The 4-day course focused on equipping management and operational teams from OMV country operations – incl. Abu Dhabi, Austria, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Yemen, UK – with the understanding, tools and processes to be able to design and implement projects in effective partnership with local communities. This was undertaken to minimise local conflict and downtime, improve efficiencies and permitting and to strengthen the company’s social license to operate.

The trainings were organised in Bucharest and Dubai. 65 OMV professionals participated, including representatives of General Management, Health, Environment & Safety, CSR, HR, Communication, Project Development and Operations departments of OMV’s Exploration and Production Divisions.