Custom Seminars
Advocacy Training for the Competitive Edge.

Lobbying skills seminars can be presented at your annual conference, board or legislative committee meetings, or for continuing education at a time and place of your choosing.

We can tailor our program to meet the needs of your members and incorporate your legislative or executive agency issues. Our seminar offerings include:

How to Successfully Lobby Your State Legislature (half-day seminar)
Good for associations wanting an overview of the elements of successful state legislative lobbying but without the detail and development of each seminar participant's personal lobbying skills as are provided in the full day seminar.

Assessing Resources, Building Infrastructure, and Planning Your Lobbying Campaign (Workshop) Identify the critical resources for a winning campaign. Organize resources and plan how you will proceed for the most effective lobbying effort.

Learn How to Motivate Lawmakers (Workshop)
Lawmakers can be motivated to support you and your issue. One size doesn't fit all. Learn the common motivators and strategies for applying them.

Working with Special Interest Groups (Workshop)
You will spend most of your lobbying effort dealing with other groups that support or oppose you. Learn to build momentum to win support or lessen opposition from even your most active opponents.

Hiring and Working with Contract Lobbyists (Workshop)
Have you hired the most effective lobbyist for your issue and are you getting his or her best? How do you establish fees? Learn the appropriate criteria for evaluating your lobbyist's work product.

Winning in Legislative Negotiation (Workshop)
Learn how to plan for a successful session - everything from selecting the best meeting room to dealing with the psychological "tricks" of seasoned negotiators.

Legislative Procedure (Workshop)
These procedures are your bill's roadmap through the legislature. You don't need to know much, but what you do need to know is indispensable!

Working with the Legislature's Committees (Workshop)
The work of the legislature is done by committees. When your bill passes its first committee, your chance of success skyrockets. Learn how to work effectively for maximum results.

Regulatory Agency Lobbying (Workshop)
Agencies are very different from the legislature. So too are several of the lobbying strategies and methods required to get the agency decision you need.

Customized Workshops
We can also develop workshops to meet the particular needs of your organization.

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Spring 2018 Lobby School on-line - 15 on-line videos available a la carte covering all seminar topics.

Spring 2018: Insiders Talk: Winning with Lobbyists - Professional Edition redefines client-contractor lobbyist relationships. Written by and for consumers of lobbying services.

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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.

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.

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