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Emma Yingst
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Jun 22
The leading annual event for digital comms and advocacy professionals. Hear new strategies, and case studies for energizing grassroots and policy campaigns. This program is eligible for 3 grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC and Grassroots Management, 3 specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 3 elective credits to the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 29 - Jun 30
2020 presented new challenges for all aspects of PAC management, especially fundraising. During this two-part workshop, we will dive into what makes a successful solicitation campaign and how to create a unique plan that can withstand changes and unexpected circumstances. This program is eligible for 3 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 30
In an uncertain and globalized world, global public affairs leaders need to act strategically and have a keen understanding of business risks and the socio-political environment. This half-day seminar will provide an overarching perspective on how to identify, assess, communicate and manage global risks. You’ll hear from public affairs peers, academics and corporate leaders. This program is eligible for 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jul 07
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, Public Affairs Management, and Government Relations & Lobbying.
Jul 13
Maintaining the highest political compliance standards is the foundation of a successful PAC program. Join us for a condensed version of our Political Compliance Management Seminar focusing exclusively on PAC activities and campaigns. We’ll cover PAC solicitation rules, prior authorization requirements for trade associations, corporate contribution limits and PAC reporting considerations. 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.
Jul 14
As every state government relations professional knows, states are often where policy change happens first. One state’s legislation can quickly inspire other states to follow suite, creating even larger impacts across the country. Join us to learn how to demonstrate the importance of state government relations to your corporate and association leadership.
Jul 15
Organizations and managers often work with teams across continents, countries and cultures. Join this webinar to hear practical insights and best practices on how public affairs leaders can build and manage global teams effectively, while following culturally sensitive and inclusive practices - including in an age of remote work.
Jul 20 - Jul 22
Public expectations of business, more complex issues, globalization and heightened economic pressure all affect how you manage your public affairs function, pivot management strategies and protect your reputation. Public affairs professionals must also continue to adapt their approaches to leadership, government relations, and diversity and inclusion amid a virtual business world and a global pandemic. Join us at the Public Affairs Leadership Summit to hear from leading experts on how they are transforming public affairs management during unprecedented times. This program is eligible for 4 credit towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 6 core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jul 27
Are you surfacing the innovative ideas of your employee resource groups (ERGs)? Harnessing the suggestions and experience of your ERGs will empower and engage staff as well as advance your organizational goals. Join us for a conversation on how ERGs can be effective partners in your advocacy initiatives. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit toward the Government Relations and Lobbying Certificate and 1 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Aug 03
Communicating in a digital world to employees, members or key stakeholders across geographic areas can be quite the challenge. During this workshop, you will learn how to plan, run and execute best-in-class internal and external communications campaigns. 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.
Aug 10
According to Council Benchmarking data, PAC charitable match has consistently been ranked as one of the top PAC incentives to motivate and grow participation. As scrutiny of PACs has increased and community need has grown, PAC match programs are becoming even more valuable. Hear from experts how they operate their programs and incorporate charitable incentives into their overall strategy for PAC growth and engagement. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Aug 11
Competition is key when motivating people to take action. Why not integrate it into your advocacy strategies? Gamification for grassroots programs has become increasingly popular as organizations look for creative ways to excite their advocates and encourage participation. Join us to explore advocacy gamification success stories as well as tips and tricks for making gamification work for your grassroots program. This program is eligible for 1 Grassroots credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Aug 12
Strong leadership skills can maximize your efficiency, build your personal brand and help you achieve professional and organizational goals. Effectively managing up is an important way to build this skillset - regardless of your position. At its core, managing up will allow you to create value for your boss and employer, motivate and inspire others, and become a stronger leader in your own right. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit towards the Certificate in Government Relations & Lobbying and 1 Core credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Aug 18
Do you have an inclusive advocacy program? Integrating diverse voices in your advocacy strategies will ensure your legislative priorities reflect all communities. Join us for a discussion on the importance of including a broad spectrum of perspectives when developing your agenda. This program is eligible for 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Aug 19
It’s always important to think ahead, accept new challenges and push yourself to continue evolving as a professional. Whether you are looking to expand your role within your organization or apply your experience to a new career path, our discussion will help you translate your expertise into professional growth. This webinar will focus on short- and long-term career planning, including how to communicate your value and skillset to get the job and take control of your next career move. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit towards the Certificate in Government Relations & Lobbying and 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Aug 24
Silos are easy. Coordination is hard. While you’re doing the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes policy work, your communications department is often tasked with sharing your story with the public. How can you improve coordination to ensure unity in external messaging? If you’re looking for ways to create better flow so your messaging to all stakeholders carries maximum value, our experts have you covered!
Aug 24
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.
Sep 01
Have you ever wondered how other organizations structure their GR program and spending? Or if your team is set up for impact? These are important questions — your capacity for success is determined by the strength of your infrastructure. Whether you are just starting a government relations program, growing your team or benchmarking your department against other best –in-class organizations, this workshop is for you. We will walk you through top industry programs and key components for maximizing success. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots specialization credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 14
Webinar exploring the public affairs landscape in Mexico and the neighborhood (Central America), what are the main trends impacting companies operating in the region, and tips for public affairs professionals operating in/with Mexico and Central America. This program is eligible for 1 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 14
All the facts in the world won’t matter if the feeling’s not right. Speechwriters need to match the tone and language of the principal to create authentic prose; and public speakers need to understand that every message has a time and a place. Join us for a webinar to learn the basics of speechwriting. This program is eligible for 1 Grassroots specialization credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 15
Whether you’re using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or trying new platforms like TikTok, social media is one of your most powerful advocacy tools. When leveraged effectively, social media can create opportunities to find, reach and engage advocates, recruit supporters and connect with policymakers. 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.
Sep 21
PAC programs are facing large-scale retirements and buy-out programs causing sustained PAC drop-off over time. This workshop will address how to confront attrition by attracting younger eligibles and encouraging mid-level donors to increase their contributions as they progress in their careers. Our speakers will explore big-picture strategies as well as new technologies and communications methods to engage younger stakeholders. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Sep 21
Where does your organization stand on political and social issues? Consumers, employees, stakeholders and activists are looking to corporate America to lead on major social issues. This workshop will explore the evolving role of companies and brands, including effectively and authentically integrating corporate social responsibility and corporate social justice efforts into every facet of the organization. This program is eligible for 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 22
Measuring and reporting on your global public affairs work in a way that senior management understands is critical to communicating effectively the impact of your function and garner internal support. Join this virtual workshop to learn strategies, practical insights and best practices in capturing the ROI of your global role. This program is eligible for 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 23
Your advocates are the heart and soul of your grassroots program. To make an impact and expand your outreach, advocates not only need motivation to get involved but also the right tools and resources. Join us and learn how to connect with, engage and focus the efforts of your advocates to achieve your policy goals. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 28 - Sep 29
Leading experts and practitioners in state and local government relations gather to discuss current and emerging trends, best practices.
Sep 30
Are your CSR programs boosting your bottom line? Coupling innovative research and design with robust marketing and communications will position your CSR program as a revenue generator. Join us for a conversation on executing results-driven CSR initiatives. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credit towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Core credit towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management, and 1 Elective credit towards the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying.
Oct 04 - Oct 07
For almost 40 years, the Public Affairs Institute has brought together world-class faculty and senior-level public affairs professionals to discuss emerging political, economic, social and technological issues in a rigorous, innovative curriculum.
Oct 05
Whether you are new to PACs, revamping your program or brushing up your skills, this workshop is for you. Take a deep dive on organizing and managing all functions of your PAC. Learn from experts the strategies and best practices for building a sophisticated and high-functioning PAC on an upward growth trajectory. This program is eligible for 3 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Oct 05
Whether you have an existing program, are looking to expand or launching a grassroots effort, this bootcamp has the insights and expertise to teach you something new. We will cover every aspect of managing a grassroots program, including new strategies and tried-and-true best practices. Learn how to create smart systems and employ the right tactics to reach your policy goals. This program is eligible for 3 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Oct 05
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 06
Complying with state and federal lobbying and PAC regulations is foundational to managing a trusted and successful public affairs program. Ken Gross, one of the country’s most distinguished political law experts, will provide a full day, deep dive of the top legal and compliance issues affecting lobbyists, PAC professionals and grassroots practitioners. This program is eligible for 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 13
It’s coming: the deadline for your organization to file lobbying reports using either the LDA or IRC method. We’ll cover the major differences between what’s tracked and reported in the two systems and how to navigate which method is appropriate for your organization. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 13
Do you have a strong reputation management plan in place? Maintaining a strong brand requires meaningful engagement with internal and external stakeholders, as well as message alignment across your communication channels. Stay on the pulse of possible reputation risks and build a brand that’s ready to weather any challenges that may arise. This program is eligible for 3 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 18 - Oct 20
Join us in Half Moon Bay, California for the Public Affairs Council's Fall Board Meeting. Exclusive to members of our Board of Directors, this meeting will feature expert speakers who will address current and emerging topics in public affairs. This year's conference will also feature an executive program at Stanford University.
Nov 04
Even during social distancing, hearings remain a focal point of the legislative process. Whether in-person or virtual, providing testimony is an essential part of any state advocacy toolkit. Join us to strengthen your understanding of the ins and outs of hearings. Experts will also share key components of compelling testimonies, including when delivering the message directly or preparing a volunteer advocate. This program is eligible for 1 Specialization credit towards the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying.
Nov 10
Usually hundreds of pages long, analyzing the potential impact of a Congressional bill on your industry is often a challenging but essential task. Our experts will share tips for making the process easier, as well as outline ways to effectively communicating that impact to internal and external stakeholders to get the engagement you need to succeed.
Nov 10
Oversight and investigations are a central component of any legislature. These events can be a positive opportunity for well-prepared organizations and a disaster for those that aren’t. Hear how our expert panelists have used legislative and regulatory committee testimony to impact policy debates and burnish thought leadership credentials, while also avoiding missteps under oath. This program is eligible for 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations & Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 16
In-district grassroots provides a highly personal and unique way to educate legislators and energize advocates. However, these programs require great detail and planning. Engaging at the district level is critical to conveying your message and enhancing your grassroots program. Join us to make sure you cover all the bases before launching your in-district grassroots effort. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
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. 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 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. 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
Identifying, tracking and managing issues effectively in key markets is critical for success in global public affairs. But sorting through large amounts of data, being proactive and staying ahead of the curve requires a carefully designed process. Join this workshop to hear from peers on best-in-class approaches, tools and case studies that will help you set up an issues tracking process that works for your team and your organization. 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 18
Mapping and engaging effectively with a diverse set of external stakeholders and audiences can make or break an organization’s global public affairs efforts. But in an increasingly complex international landscape, this process is as critical as it is challenging. Join this workshop to hear strategic insights and proven methods for identifying global stakeholders as well as building and maintaining partnerships. 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.
Nov 30
We’re laying the groundwork of public affairs, from both a high-level perspective and the viewpoint of companies and associations. Join us for a crash course on the core roles and responsibilities of public affairs teams, allowing you to better understand and serve internal and external audiences, clients and partners. This program is eligible for 3 Elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 3 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 01
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a Congressional fundraising event. This webinar will take you through the written and unspoken rules of candidate fundraisers and tips and tricks to build relationships and advance your goals. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Core credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 02
Peer-to-peer is one of the most successful solicitation strategies for PACs and a wonderful way to promote community. However, peer-to-peer programs aren’t built overnight — you need structure and consistency to achieve results. Learn from experts who have experienced great success with peer-to-peer and explore the do’s and don’ts for this type of solicitation campaign. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credit towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 07
As business professionals we often 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 goals. Our writing workshop will teach you how to improve your prose and burnish your written communications credentials. This program is eligible for 3 Elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management and 3 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations & Lobbying.
Dec 07
Join us for our annual briefing on China to learn more about the public affairs landscape, discuss the main political and business trends, and identify best practices for public affairs professionals. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 08
The final year-end deadline for 2020 LDA filings is January 20. Join us to ensure you’re up-to-date on lobbying compliance rules. We’ll also give you tips and tricks for managing and tracking activities to avoid scrambling to gather last-minute information. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 09
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, Public Affairs Management, and Government Relations & Lobbying.
Dec 14
Are you prioritizing diversity and inclusion in your campaigns and communications? Whether you are developing a plan for connecting with lawmakers or building a grassroots advocacy program, investing in purpose-driven strategies will lead to meaningful change. Join us for a conversation on how to incorporate these key values into your public affairs program. This program is eligible for 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
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