How to Successfully Lobby State Legislatures
Advocacy Training for the Competitive Edge.


Time Activity
8:00 - 9:15 Overview of Seminar
Lobbying: What, Why, Who, Where, and When
Elements of Effective State Legislative Lobbying
Assessing and Increasing Your Political Strength
9:15 - 9:30 Activity 1: Assessing Your Political Strength
9:30 - 10:00 Developing Your Lobbying Campaign
Crafting Your Bill and Supporting Materials
10:00 - 10:10 Break
10:10 - 11:45 Legislative Staff
How to Use Legislative Procedure
Working with Committees and Caucuses
Ethics: Laws, Compliance, and Penalties
Making Campaign Contributions
Gaining Special Interest Support
11:45 - 12:00 Activity 2: Coalition and Alliance Building
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 Effective Legislative Negotiation
1:15 - 2:00 Activity 3: Competitive Negotiation/Role Playing
2:00 - 2:10 Break
2:10 - 3:00 Contract Lobbyists
3:00 - 3:30 Motivating Lawmakers: Getting and Keeping Lawmakers' Votes
3:30 - 4:00 Activity 4: "3-minute in the Hallway" Lobbying
4:00 - 4:15 Keeping the Bill Moving After the CFR
4:15 - 5:00 Course Summary and Course Evaluation

How to Successfully Lobby State Regulatory Agencies

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Seminar Schedule/Registration

NEW Previous registrants who retake the seminar as a "refresher course" upon registering for legislative lobbying receive the executive agency lobbying for no additional charge.

NEW North Las Vegas Police Lt. Tim Bedwell blogs on the Lobby School.

Why is the complete seminar two days? Legislatures make 10% of laws and can implement nothing; agencies make 90% to implement legislative law. Day 1 - get your law. Day 2 implement your law. Take either or both.

Hear what Lobby School seminar participants say video.

See Chapter 1 of our seminar workbook

SOON Winning with Lobbyists Empowering Consumers of Lobbying Services is at the editor/publisher. I thank many lobbyists for their contributions to this book.

Custom seminars The Lobby School provides 2-16 hour private on-site workshops customized to your issue presented at a time and place of your choosing. Previous custom-seminar clients are a Who's Who of state and national groups.

Continuing education 25 states accredit or in the past have accredited the seminar for continuing legal education.

Pro bono publico Mr. Guyer presented his 2016 pro bono training to "mom and pop" animal lovers resisting animal-rights groups lobbying for laws ending animal ownership. My blog discusses this seminar. If you would like to be my 2017 pro bono seminar, let me know.

REVISED Sample Lobbying Fundamentals (2016)

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