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Carolyn Darville
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Apr 16
In recent weeks, our professional lives have completely shifted as a result of the global COVID-19 crisis. This means rethinking everything about our work, including how we manage the PAC currently and strategize moving forward. As a center of best practices and information sharing, the Council has developed a comprehensive, broad spectrum understanding of how PACs are responding to the crisis and changing approaches during these uncertain times. During this webinar, we will share new outreach strategies with you and hear from PAC practitioners first-hand about their experiences navigating this crisis. Join us for a chance to ask questions, hear from others and share as we confront this challenging time together. This program is eligible for 1 PAC credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Apr 23
Though it may seem counterintuitive, now is actually a smart time to tend to your professional network and revisit your career plan. By taking time today to focus on you and your career, you’ll set yourself up for success tomorrow. Career development does not have to come to a standstill as we deal with the challenges of a work environment impacted by COVID-19. Join us for a webinar with leading career and executive coaches who will offer advice on keeping your network and career options strong despite volatile market conditions.
Apr 28
Are you taking advantage of the Council’s online community platform? Council Connect is where you can network, idea share, and troubleshoot with your peers in the public affairs profession. It is also home to an extensive resource library available for you to browse and download in real time. During this webinar, we will introduce you to all of the benefits of Council Connect and demonstrate how to use the platform and get the most out of your experience.
Apr 30
Everyone’s work lives have been impacted by the global COVID-19 health crisis, your association now has to continuously provide the best information and guidance to your members. The current situation has highlighted the importance of a crisis communications plan for associations whose members are currently heavily relying on them as a trusted resource. This program is eligible for 1 Grassroots credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 Core 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.
May 07
Voter education and GOTV efforts are bedrock to PAC and grassroots programs, but the current COVID-19 quarantine conditions create what might seem like an impossible hurdle. You’ll learn tried-and-true strategies, successful communication methods such as social media and how organizations are elevating their GOTV strategies in 2020, plus how you can pivot your plan during times of quarantine and other crises.
May 12
The public affairs profession is just starting to gain traction in Japan. Join us for a briefing that will help define the landscape from a Japanese perspective, as well as cover best practices when operating in the region. 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.
May 21
Join us for our annual briefing on Canada to learn more about the public affairs landscape, how it has changed over the last year and where it’s heading under the Trudeau administration. 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.
Jun 23
Measuring your political efforts in a way that non-public-affairs functions can understand is critical to demonstrating the impact of your PAC and advancing your organization’s advocacy goals. And in an environment of increased skepticism around corporate political involvement, how you communicate with donors and eligibles is more important than ever. Learn how to tangibly demonstrate success to your internal and external stakeholders and show why a strong PAC is crucial to your organization. This program is eligible for 1 PAC credit towards 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 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Jun 25
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.
Jul 07
Crisis is a matter of if, not when. What can organizations do to ensure that the damage done doesn’t linger? How can companies come back stronger after an incident? Our webinar will detail how to assess the impact of a crisis, determine an appropriate course of action, and measure how an event and its response have affected organizational reputation. 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. 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.
Aug 19
Silos are easy. Coordination is hard. Through best practices and case studies of success, we will look at ways to help state and federal advocacy teams improve communication and coordination, working better together to achieve your organization’s missions. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 core 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.
Oct 01
The deadline for third quarter LDA filings is October 20. Join us to ensure you’re up-to-date on lobbying and compliance rules. We’ll also cover the best methods 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. 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.