The Public Affairs Council sponsors the profession’s most comprehensive and highest-rated executive education programs. We offer more than 100 annual events — from large conferences to workshops and “virtual learning” seminars — covering everything from government relations and PACs to grassroots advocacy and digital communications, and much more.
February 6-9, 2023
Our can’t-miss event for anyone managing a government relations function, engaging stakeholders and seeking to advance public policy. Participants learn best practices in grassroots, communications and lobbying strategy from the profession’s top experts.
February 26 – March 1, 2023
The most comprehensive program available anywhere for political action committee (PAC) professionals. It combines essential skills training with cutting-edge sessions on fundraising, political strategy, communications and compliance.
January 9-12, 2023
The Council’s flagship leadership program for senior-level public affairs professionals. For 40 years, we’ve brought together world-class faculty and top public affairs practitioners to address emerging political, economic, social and technology issues.
Don’t you wish you could do executive education from your office or home? We’ve got you covered! Our webinars are accessible from wherever you may be, and new in 2018, the majority come at no charge for members.
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Unable to join us in-person for an event? Not a problem. Virtual events are held simultaneously in person and online. Virtual participants can hear and see speakers through any computer or internet-enabled device, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box. These sessions are not recorded.
The Public Affairs Council offers three certificate programs to strengthen practitioners’ expertise and prepare them for the next level of their career: The Certificate in Public Affairs Management , and the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management