Opening GATE: Launch of AMCHAM’s GATE 2021 Program

AMCHAM launched its Government Affairs Training for Executives (GATE) program exclusively for member companies and supported by the U.S. Embassy and PayPal. Through a series of sessions led by experts in the field, this program aims to develop and sharpen the skills needed by individuals in roles related to government and external affairs. 36 participants were selected from almost 80 applicants to form the first cohort. 

Brian McFeeters, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, in his keynote dove straight into the heart of the program by sharing five quick valuable key takeaways stemming from his experience starting in the military and from a career spanning decades with the U.S. Government. This set the tone for the direct learning that the speakers of the day and in the future will bring to this unique opportunity.   

Over six sessions, between now and September,  the GATE program will include topics such as the alignment of priorities and goals, managing issues and critical messaging, establishing the networks one needs to make, and reporting upwards.