How we can help you
Very often vH&P’s are requested to function as consultants and back office during the take-off phase in order to train the staff, support the preparatory homework, study arena’s, mobilize befriended stakeholders, develop routing, strategy and styling of lobby and eventually open doors of both stakeholders and officials .
As a basic condition the client has to develop a clear understanding, awareness and agreement regarding feasible prioritized goals and targets. vH&P’ can help make that selection.
The early and on-going identification of stakeholders and their real interests is crucial to any lobby success because it provides the key to the best selection of lobby practices, coalitions, alliances , argumentation and negotiations. vH&P’s often assists in the monitoring and selection process.
In many assignments VH&P’s use their learning by doing approach, which means that immediate priority is given to the teaching, training and coaching of the clients staff and officials through the various steps of preparation. Thus the client is supported in order to bring them up to date and prepare them for the implementation of a public affairs plan of action.
In such ways information gathering (arena and stakeholders scan), analyzing relevant processes and procedures and determining long and short list of prioritized feasible and achievable goals are established in co-production, as in many cases there is no time for learning first.
For all the strategy goals and objectives the time frame has to be identified Consequently the most promising routes, being usually indirect, have to be identified and selected. Using its corporate memory, know-how and experience, vH&P’s help to accelerate and improve such processes.