Thursday, December 14, 2017

Preparing for 2017 Fly-Ins:
Strategies & Techniques for Hosting Successful Advocacy Days
Recorded on October 4, 2016



With end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to start developing your fly-in strategy for 2017. From crafting messaging to preparing your advocates, proper strategy from start to finish will save you a tremendous amount of time and resources and increase your effectiveness. Don't wait until it is too late, start planning now with advice from one of the nation's leading advocacy experts.

In just 90 minutes you'll get expert advice that you can put into practice immediately on how to plan and execute your lobby day successfully. Make sure your message will be heard amidst the congressional chaos while maximizing your impact and minimizing your costs.

Register now for Preparing for 2017 Fly-Ins: Strategies & Techniques for Hosting Successful Advocacy Days and Increasing Legislative Impact. Top grassroots advocacy experts Stephanie Vance and Shuan Tomlinson and will arm your entire team with expert guidance for making every aspect of your 2017 fly-in a success. Start planning now to take full advantage of these tips and tricks for effectiveness.

What You'll Learn
From practical advice on how to schedule and coordinate meetings with legislators to secrets for advocating effectively for the new Congress, you'll learn how to eliminate guesswork with today's most successful, proven strategies. Plus, discover effective tactics that will make your message "stick" starting before your fly-in begins, and lasting long after it has ended, not to mention tools and technology to help you along the way.

Register now to have your entire team listen in and learn how to tackle the tough planning issues early.  You'll also learn:

  • How to develop a detailed timeline for planning purposes 
  • How to prepare your legislative agenda and put together conference programming
  • Tips and tricks for coordinating a Capitol Hill Day
  • Different methods of scheduling and how to determine the best option for you
  • How to schedule congressional visits
  • How technology can assist in creating a successful advocacy day
  • How to prepare and communicate with your advocates before and during the event
  • Methods for communicating within your organization and its various departments to maximize efficiency

Meet Your Webinar Leaders
Stephanie Vance, Founder and Advocacy Guru, Advocacy Associates
 - Stephanie is the author of five books on effective advocacy and influence, including the recently released The Influence Game, from Wiley publishing and The Advocacy Handbook, from Columbia Books.  As a 25-year Washington, D.C. veteran she’s worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative and Staff Director, as a lobbyist for National Public Radio and as a consultant and advocacy trainer for a wide range of organizations, such as the Humane Society of the United States, the American Medical Association and the National Association of Realtors.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

Shuan Tomlinson, State Health Policy Analyst, American College of Physicians- Shuan Tomlinson is Senior Analyst for State Health Policy and Grassroots at the American College of Physicians (ACP).  Her duties at ACP include working with ACP chapters on state health policy, grassroots, and the national Leadership Day on Capitol Hill.When Shuan is not working, she is busy chauffeuring her 15 year old daughter to her many soccer, school band, and track and field events.

Who Will Benefit
This webinar offers essential guidance for:

  • Individual Membership Associations and Trade Association Executives
  • Government Relations Directors
  • Grassroots Advocacy Directors
  • Meeting Planners
  • Lobby Day Organizers
  • Consultants

Register now!

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Qty. Price Product Name
$215.00 Preparing for 2017 Fly-Ins: OnDemand Record (Active for 12 months after 10.4.16)
$1397.00 The Association Webinar Training Pass (Includes 12 months of unlimited live and archived webinars)