Building Government Trust

March 17, 2016

Please apply to be considered for the Building Government Trust micro-lesson. Up to 100 participants will be selected for this 2-week online course based on the quality of their application. Applications will be accepted through Monday, September 5 at 12:01 am (ET) to Sunday, September 18 at 11:59 pm (ET).


Government impacts business in an array of ways: some foundational and some tactical. It has the ability to create, modify, and eliminate markets overnight, if it chooses. Business leaders that fully appreciate this reality and engage government in ways that build appreciation and trust for what they do, will have greater freedom to operate and greater potential for growth.

Course Objectives
During this two-week course, you will learn:

  • Why global firms need to understand the necessity of doing business with the government–as a customer, regulator, standard setter, taxing authority or promoter.
  • How to create a sustainable platform for engagement that is based on sound values like trust, transparency, and a strong understanding of the needs, interests and competencies of the government.
  • How to develop management expertise to better evaluate and measure effectiveness of dealing with government, and its impact on your business.
  • Important lessons from others in your sector, your country and across other markets and other sectors.


  • Learn from the leading business experts
  • Collaborate and learn from a diverse group of peers
  • Receive a certificate upon course completion

Designed for

  • Business students: currently attending an MBA program or with a graduate level degree
  • Business professionals
  • Entrepreneurs

Participant Expectations

  • Plan to commit at least 4 hours per week for  2 weeks
  • Participants must complete short peer reviews and 2 longer peer reviews

Technical Requirements
Participants need access to a computer or smart device connected to the Internet. All assignments and group projects are submitted via an Internet-connected device.

Professional Conduct
All work submitted must be original. Any and all material that is obtained from the Internet or other sources must be properly cited and all copyrights and IP restrictions must be respected.

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