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
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
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
We can also develop workshops to meet the particular needs of your organization.
More Questions? Please contact us.