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Coordinating State & Federal Government Relations

Virtual Workshop

Coordinating State & Federal Government Relations

April 25, 2024
1:30 p.m.−3:45 p.m. ET

The old saying says to never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing – but should that saying apply to your state and federal government relations efforts? This workshop will provide the strategies and case studies to answer how and why coordinating state and federal advocacy teams is key to advancing your organization’s government relations goals.

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In this workshop, you’ll gain insight into:

    • Strategies to remove barriers between state and federal teams to achieve a more integrated approach to government relations
    • Different approaches to improve communication and coordination within teams
    • Case studies illustrating how improved coordination led to government relations wins (and examples of when poor coordination hindered potential outcomes)

1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

1:35 p.m.

Better Together

Breaking down the barriers between your team’s state and federal work takes careful consideration and effort, but it can lead to major benefits. Our expert will discuss why coordinating across your state and federal teams is key to unlocking positive outcomes and what factors to think through as you start this process. 

In this session, we will: 

  • Walk through making the case that removing barriers between state and federal teams can bolster your government relations goals 
  • Share strategies for coordinating and communicating across your state and federal teams 
  • Discuss different approaches to sharing resources, stakeholders and strategies 

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Case Studies

As you consider how your state and federal teams can streamline their communication, our expert will highlight examples of other government relations teams whose change in coordination habits led to success. Specifically, in this session, we will: 

  • Discuss examples of when  coordination between state and federal teams led to government relations wins (and when a lack thereof hindered success) 
  • Share top tips for ensuring the improved coordination and communication between state and federal teams is maintained 
  • Explain how to adjust coordination strategies during times of stress 

3:45 p.m.


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This program is eligible for 2 credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.


Membership Plus: FREE
Members: $289
Non-Members: $399

More Registration Info

Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Non-members: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.


Anna Platt
Senior Manager, Government Relations
202.787.5955 | [email protected]