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Carolyn Darville
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Oct 22
More than just social media for lobbying, digital advocacy is a far broader discipline that includes messaging, thought leadership and online engagement, which are all integral to shaping public policy. This online workshop will cover persuasive email writing for online advocacy in detail, using interactive engagement tools and live discussion.
Oct 27
Interested in learning how to get the most out of your Council membership? Join us for a member orientation to get up to speed about all of the Council’s major services.
Oct 29
More than just social media for lobbying, digital advocacy is a far broader discipline that includes messaging, thought leadership and online engagement, which are all integral to shaping public policy. This online workshop will cover mastering virtual presentations and live streaming in detail, using interactive engagement tools and live discussion.
Nov 05
2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, culminating in a highly contested election season. Join the Council’s senior political analyst, Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections LIVE as he briefs us on the outcome of the nation’s closest races and introduces some of the new faces in Congress. Nathan will breakdown the election results and give his expert analysis on how those victories were won. As you look towards 2021, use this briefing to gain a better understanding of our new Congress and begin forming your advocacy strategy to engage them. This program is eligible for 1 Grassroots credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 10
Now more than ever, there are numerous sources of data available to help assist your advocacy efforts. If you have convincing and compelling data, it can assist in your efforts to engage policy staffers, reporters, supporters, and elected officials. Join us to lean how to create meaningful data visualization pieces on your organization’s website or social media accounts. This program is eligible for 1 Grassroots credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 12
2020 has been a year of tremendous change, companies have consistently been asked to do more and to speak out. Where an organization stands on certain political or social topics is an increasingly important consideration for consumers, shareholders and employees alike. Morning Consult recently published a detailed report on the evolving role of companies and brands in a post-election world and will be joining us for this webinar to break down some of their key findings and overall themes of the report and how it could impact business moving forward.
Nov 12
Benchmarking data shows 48% of responding corporations report making state-level corporate political contributions in states where it’s permissible. PAC professionals often manage their company’s state-level corporate contributions in addition to the PAC. This workshop will cover strategies for managing compliant PAC and political giving across jurisdictions and determining where to focus your corporate dollars. This program is eligible for 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Nov 12
Ensure your global public affairs function can identify, track and manage issues in key markets. Join the Council to learn how organizations conceptualize, construct, execute and assess their issues management and tracking plan. This program is eligible for 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Nov 12
Stakeholders and key influencers can make or break your public affairs efforts. How do you keep track and manage your relationships on a global scale? Join us to learn how to identify key stakeholders, as well as build and maintain partnerships – even while working remotely amid COVID-19. This program is eligible for 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Nov 16
Gain insights on some the states setting the biggest policy trends and priorities.
Nov 17
Congress may pass a law, but regulators give the law its teeth. Learn and hone tested strategies and tactics for influencing federal regulation and rulemaking in a way that drives forward the goals of your organization. We'll also cover how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted regulations. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Mangement, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 3 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Nov 17
Designed for EU public affairs professionals, this series of 3 x 1.5-hour online workshops will focus on the practical aspects of EU decision-making, how to influence it, and what will be some of the main issues influencing EU legislation (policy-wise and procedurally) in 2021.
Nov 17
Rulemaking is an essential part of the lawmaking process, and often overlooked as an important advocacy tool at the state level. Every state handles the regulatory process differently! Join us to hear strategies for navigating and influencing this complex but increasingly important landscape - even amid COVID-19. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 18
Quantifying your work and getting in-house buy-in is often half of the battle for global public affairs functions. This program is eligible for 2 Elective Credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 19
Public affairs writers wear many hats: promoter, defender, explainer and more. Without consistent practice and an ever-expanding toolkit, writers may find themselves falling short in their quest to advance their coalition or cause. Our public affairs writing workshop will teach you how to improve your prose and burnish your thought leadership credentials. This program is eligible for 3 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 19
Interested in learning how to grow your professional credentials with the Council? Tune in to learn more about our professional certifications in PAC & Grassroots Management and Public Affairs Management.
Dec 01
Considering a raffle or sweepstakes as part of your 2021 PAC strategy? Incentivizing PAC participation through rewards and chances to win is increasingly effective for many PACs. However, there are a series of compliance considerations, including state and local gift laws, specific to activities such as raffles and sweepstakes. An election law expert will provide a detailed overview of implementing these activities and tips for hosting these types of programs virtually. This program is eligible for 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Dec 01
Don’t settle for the same old infographic; craft award-winning content. Good creative content can spur action, move policymakers and enhance your advocacy programs. Attendees will explore free and paid design tools to make visual content like Twitter cards, GIFs and infographics. This program is eligible for 3 Elective credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Dec 02
Now more than ever, your internet presence can make or break you and there are a lot of new “rules” to navigate in order to preserve your reputation as an organization. Your online presence is a major part of your brand now, so it is important to stay tuned into what your audience needs. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 02
Digital is the quickest way to reach people and it is also becoming the most effective method. However, it can be difficult to prove its value to your board or leadership, yet there are a number of key metrics and ways to prove its importance. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 03
Join us for our annual briefing on China to learn more about the public affairs landscape and how to adjust your strategy to the nuances of the current political and economic environment. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Dec 03
Gain insights on some the states setting the biggest policy trends and priorities.
Dec 08
Identifying an effective governance structure for your PAC is essential for growth. Whether it is an engaged PAC board comprised of individuals passionate about the PAC, strong bylaws that guide your activities or smart administrative budgeting, these essentials will position your program for success. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 08
Due to COVID-19 and working from home, we're staying connected via the internet and online mediums. As attention spans grow shorter, PAC and advocacy professionals must get more creative with how they speak to their audiences. Learn to create captivating and persuasive visuals, such as videos and infographics, to inform and excite your eligible community. Whether you need to distill complex data or put a visual spin on your program ideas, we’ll help you envision and produce material that concisely explains the role of your PAC and boosts involvement. This program is eligible for 2 PAC specialization credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 08
Interested in learning how to get the most out of your Council membership? Join us for a member orientation to get up to speed about all of the Council’s major services.
Dec 09
It’s coming: The deadline for your organization to file lobbying reports using either the LDA or IRC method. The two systems have major differences in what’s tracked and reported. Understand the differences now. This program is eligible for 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 09 - Dec 10
The new reality that emerged with the COVID19 pandemic has placed a premium on the mastery of digital advocacy and communication tools. Organizations and individuals can no longer afford to rely on traditional tools alone — digital is now critical to success in public affairs. Join our flagship digital conference #EUDAS20 to learn more about the latest trends and brightest ideas on digital advocacy and communication — in Europe and globally.
Dec 10
Hiring a consultant lobbyist is a significant financial investment and can put your reputation on the line. Often, finding the right the firm or practitioner for you can be a complex task, especially in a year of remote work and heightened uncertainty due to COVID-19. We’ll help you prepare for a successful 2021 by walking you through the ins and outs of hiring, assessing and managing contract lobbyists. This program is eligible for 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Feb 02 - Feb 05
The Advocacy Conference is the largest gathering of grassroots, communications and digital advocacy professionals in the country.
Feb 11
Public Affairs teams are busier than ever. They often must manage multiple issue and advocacy campaigns while working collaboratively across departments and projects. Reconciling differences and breaking down internal silos can be difficult – but they are integral to success. Join us to learn specific project and people management tools that will help you fine-tune your public affairs function, improve communication with your teams and keep projects on track. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Feb 23 - Feb 26
The largest gathering of PAC professionals in the country. Join PAC practitioners & experts to discuss emerging trends, fundamentals & advanced strategies.
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