Pre-Conference Session

Saturday, February 28, 1:00–4:00 pm

How to Successfully Lobby Lawmakers and Federal Agencies

For all practical purposes, government can do anything it wants—to you or for you. However, with skillful advocacy you can influence what government does. In this workshop, you will learn how government really works—it’s a far cry from the standard civics presentation—and how to motivate those in government to listen more favorably to your concerns.

Presented by Robert Guyer, founder, Lobby School, this training provides a menu of incentives that persuade government officials. Menu selections range from them purely serving the public to purely serving themselves, and a lot in between. You have to know what motivates them in order to get them to do what you want.

At the end of this session you will be more adept at answering the critical threshold question of advocacy, “Why would that official give me his or her support?” When you get the answer—and it’s different for each lawmaker and bureaucrat—you get their support. These skills properly applied will improve your chances of legislative and agency success, federal and state and the future of school nutrition.

Cost: $100; CEUs: 3; Key Area 3: Administration

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National Harbor, MD 20745
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org  

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

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