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Workshop: Fly-Ins that Stand Out

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November 14, 2018
10 a.m.−12:15 p.m. ET
Washington, DC or Virtual

Bringing your advocates to the capital is one of the best ways to train, energize and engage them in your organization’s advocacy efforts. But how do you plan and execute an effective fly-in that stands out in a sea of fly-ins? Additionally, how do you maintain your advocates’ enthusiasm after they return home?

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Featured Topic & Speakers

Join us for a discussion around effectively engaging your advocates, identifying the key components that make a successful fly-in and leveraging that activity throughout the year. Our speakers will cover:

  • Structures, budgets and types of successful fly-ins, including tactics for managing logistical concerns such as scheduling, invites and leave-behinds
  • Strategies for training your advocates to be storytellers, allowing them to maximize the impact of their message
  • Using your fly-in as a springboard for other advocacy and political activities, including integrating your PAC, promoting in-district advocacy and continued engagement
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This program is eligible for 2 grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 2 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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10 a.m. From the Ground Up: What Does a Successful Fly-In Look Like?

How do you make your fly-in run seamlessly? Start the day by hearing how best-in-class organizations plan for, structure and execute their Hill Days. Speakers will discuss:

  • How to create a timeline and event structure that both utilizes your internal and external resources and accomplishes your goals
  • Deciding who to include in your event, ways to encourage attendance and handling logistics like meeting scheduling
  • Working with your government affairs team to craft an exciting and motivating agenda, useful issue briefs and memorable leave-behinds
  • Ways to use your fly-in to foster long-term engagement with your stakeholders
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Kristin Brackemyre
Senior Manager, PAC and Advocacy Practice
Public Affairs Council

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Christopher Kush
Soapbox Consulting, LLC

11 a.m. Networking Break

11:15 a.m. Taking it to the Next Level: Using Your Fly In to Engage Internal and External Stakeholders

How can you make sure that the excitement of your event extends beyond your scheduled Hill meetings? Top organizations use fly-ins to identify and cultivate super-advocates, recruit PAC donors and engage with the media. Hear how they:

  • Use fly-ins to engage senior leadership in advocacy efforts
  • Find ways to leverage the event to advance key initiatives, such as advocate recognition, PAC fundraising and recognition and developing year-round advocacy leaders
  • Elevate policy issues and legislative staff education through social media
  • Gain meaningful feedback from the meetings to advance policy priorities and keep the conversation going
  • Get useful testimonials and justification for future grassroots activities and fly-ins
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Jacob Dowd
Federal Relations Coordinator
University of Nebraska

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Patti Murphy
Manager, Federal Government Affairs
BNSF Railway

12:15 p.m. Adjourn

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Event Location

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Public Affairs Council
2121 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202.787.5950

*Participants joining the program virtually will receive an email one week beforehand with instructions for logging on to our web-based platform. On the platform, they will be able to listen and participate through any computer or internet-enabled device, see a video of the speakers, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box.[/vc_toggle]

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Register Online

  • Members: $289
  • Non-Members: $399

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.

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Kristin Brackemyre
Senior Director, Public Affairs Practice
202-787-5969 | [email protected]