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Effective Coalitions and Alliances
April 5, 2017
Washington or Virtual



Brady King
Director, Congressional and Political Affairs
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Jordan Quinn
Director, Government Affairs
The Hartford Financial Services Group
Maureen Riehl, J.D.
Principal & Counsel
MultiState Associates Inc.
Executive Director
Mobile Workforce Coalition
Patrick Wilson
Director of Government Affairs
Cummins Inc.


1:30 p.m.
Building Effective Alliances and Coalitions

2017 is one of the noisiest political debate seasons in recent memory. The competition for support and resources is fierce, but built on shifting sands. To not only ride out the changes but emerge as a success story, it’s a good time to evaluate and build alliances and coalitions.

Join us to discuss how to be proactive in leveraging your current and potential coalitions and alliances. We will cover:

  • How to determine when and why coalition development is helpful for your initiatives
  • Different structures and types of alliances, and which one(s) to use and when
  • How to find the right partners and unlikely allies
  • Creating a mission statement and objectives that everyone can agree upon, and measuring success in achieving those objectives
  • Opportunities to leverage alliances in the current political landscape that may differ from years past

2:30 p.m.
Networking Break

2:45 p.m.
Challenges, Solutions and Breaking Up
This session will address the challenges faced when working with partners — including competitors — and solutions to address common challenges. Topics include:

  • Methods for ensuring consistent messaging
  • What to do when a member of your coalition “goes rogue”
  • Counter-coalitions and opposing views
  • The signs that a coalition may no longer be necessary
  • How to “break up” without burning bridges