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Before, During And After — Successful Strategies for Congressional Meetings

Webinar • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits


Fly-ins are complicated, expensive and critical to your mission. Success demands good planning, savvy scheduling and preparing advocates to walk into congressional meetings knowing how to listen so influencers hear their message.

But how far out should you start the planning? How can you get those in-person visits on the books? What should advocates do—and avoid—during meetings. And what kinds of follow-up will sustain your momentum?

This new webinar gives you the answers and the confidence to see real rewards from your investment in personal advocacy.

Register now for Before, During and After: Successful Strategies for Congressional Meetings.

What strategies make fly-in days most successful?  What new approaches help advocates make the most of congressional meetings? Find out in this 90-minute webinar.  Advocacy guru Stephanie Vance and advocacy-day expert Kaytee Yakacki provide ready-to-use guidance from when to start your planning to how to follow up.

More confidence and more leverage to be heard.  Whether you’re new to advocacy or a seasoned government relations pro, you’ll value these fresh insights on what makes congressional meetings most successful today, and new ways to get in touch and schedule them. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to make in-person advocacy count, including:

  • Tips and tricks for coordinating and scheduling congressional meetings
  • Matching different scheduling options to your advocacy goals
  • How to prepare for the meeting—and how far ahead to start
  • How to convey your message most effectively during the meeting
  • Strategies for following up after congressional meetings

Remember, the secret isn’t making advocates louder; it’s making them more successful.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn fresh ways to raise the value of every congressional meeting.

Register now for Before, During and After: Successful Strategies for Congressional Meetings.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Kaytee Yakacki is Director of Advocacy Day Services for Advocacy Associates. She is responsible for the management of scheduling logistics for all Capitol Hill Day events as well as coordination for advocacy training programs and other advocacy events. She graduated from Hofstra University with a background in Political Science and worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Press Intern before joining the Advocacy Associates team in 2011.


Stephanie Vance founded and is Advocacy Guru at Advocacy Associates. She 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.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to associations, nonprofits, government relations firms, PACs, political organizations with lobbyists and any company with a government relations staff. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Fly-in organizers
  • Directors of advocacy
  • Government relations professionals
  • Public affairs professionals

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