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Nov 13 - Nov 15
Join us for a series of complimentary, members-only state race debriefs as you wind down from the rush of midterms. In each of these hour-long webinars, we will feature a deep dive into key state races and the impact they will have in 2019 and beyond.
Nov 14
Being an interest representative is a challenging job in itself, while high expectations from business and limited resources oblige you to be resourceful and efficient. At this roundtable, Olivera Drazic Gaubert taps into her 20 years’ experience of representation in Brussels to share what has worked for her over that time.
Nov 14
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? This program is eligible for 2 grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Nov 14
Reporting on global public affairs initiatives is becoming more in-demand from senior leadership and the C-suite. It’s also one of the toughest internal challenges for many industry practitioners. This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 15
Shifting political winds foretell changes in the regulatory environment at all levels of government. In recent years, we’ve seen extensive regulatory activity, but many newly elected government officials have signaled their priority to scale back such activity. Under either paradigm, it is not the time to take your foot off the gas. Now more than ever, regulatory experts are needed to represent their organization’s interests in an ever-changing policy climate. 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
Join us as we unveil our Public Affairs Trend Lab on Thought Leadership, designed to demystify and define thought leadership, making it easier to execute – and to measure.
Nov 27
Digital communications are a critical component of the modern advocacy role. Join this interactive workshop to brush up your skills and learn more about the platforms, trends, tools, tactics and strategy of digital communications.
Nov 28
Lobbyists must use integrated online and offline methods to position their companies in the run-up to the 2019 European Parliament elections. Using online ads, PR, monitoring and analytics tools to advance your cause will be vital to be an effective strategic communicator. This one-day summit will help EU public affairs and communications professionals to stay up-to-date with trends and enhance their digital presence.
Dec 04
Whether your organization is looking to change public sentiment about an issue or see important regulatory changes made, this workshop will help you launch the campaign needed to influence and shape the debate. 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.
Dec 05
“The Rise of China” is a phrase that has become more commonplace over the last decade. What is the economic and political reality of this phenomenon, and how will it continue to affect global business? Join the Council for a briefing on what the public affairs landscape in China looks like, as well as expert commentary on strategy and best practices, recent trends, and the region’s outlook for growth, power and influence.
Dec 12
There are major differences between the LDA and the IRC in what must be tracked and reported (including grassroots advocacy), so understanding these differences will help you easily prevent costly mistakes. 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 13
Earned media can position your organization as a thought leader in its industry. Are you prepared? Our media relations experts will equip you for working with journalists and assist you in developing a training program for your organization’s key spokespeople. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 13
Face-to-face presentations and conversations about your PAC are the most effective way to get new donors. But is your pitch a compelling one? Sharing the right message in the right way and being able to respond to any question is critical to gain support. If you’re looking for best practices and new ideas on how to move your PAC forward, join us for insights on what message to share, where to share it and how to get your eligibles excited and motivated to give. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Dec 13
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.
Jan 07 - Jan 10
The Council’s flagship leadership program for senior-level public affairs professionals. For over 30 years, we’ve brought together world-class faculty and top public affairs practitioners to address emerging political, economic, social and technology issues.
Jan 14
Measuring your political efforts in a way that non-public affairs professionals can understand is critical in demonstrating the influence of your PAC on advancing your organization’s advocacy goals. Communicating the PAC’s impact to your PAC donors and eligible community as a whole also generates an appreciation and support for its work. Learn how to convey to your internal and external stakeholders why a strong PAC is crucial to your organization’s success.
Jan 24
Dozens of new members of Congress are coming to Washington in January. Are you ready to engage them? Learn how your organization can alter its lobbying and outreach strategy to maximize new and existing relationships, and identify which Members have committee or leadership assignments that are important to your legislative agenda.
Jan 24
Integrating global public affairs management best practices and trends is essential to making your function indispensable to your organization and strengthening your international presence. Join us for our annual workshop to hear advice and case studies from "best in class" functions on the most common global public affairs challenges – and how to solve them.
Jan 28 - Jan 31
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 engagement strategy from the profession’s top experts.
Mar 03 - Mar 06
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.