The Lobbying 101 seminar is not only for lobbyists — it provides valuable information for anyone active or interested in government and public affairs:
* Veteran lobbyists, new lobbyists, prospective lobbyists, and support staff
* Organizations that employ lobbyists — companies, trade and professional associations, nonprofit organizations — and want to direct and interact with their lobbyists more effectively. Valuable for boards, management, legislative committees and general membership.
* Support personnel: administrative, secretarial, and communications staff.
* City & county government and public agency officials & support staff.
* Law firms
* Political science teachers & students
* Interested citizens who want to become better informed about how the legislature works
The seminar covers the legislative process and the fundamentals of effective advocacy through a review of comprehensive resource materials as well as:
* Lobbyist registration & disclosure requirements
* Lobbying ethics
* “How a bill becomes a law”/ basics of the legislative process (including the “civics book” version plus additional insights that illustrate how it “really works”)
* Legislative rules, exceptions and waivers
* Legislative committees: Their role, how they function and how to work with them (including the respective roles of committee & minority staff)
* Legislative Counsel Bureau & how to access it
* Glossaries of key legislative terms & common references to types and categories of bills
* “Resource packet” of key legislative publications and documents: What they contain, their importance in order of priority, and how to use them.
* How to read a bill
* Do’s and don’ts of testifying
* Rules for effective advocacy
* Attributes of a successful lobbyist
* Advice from senior legislative staff
* How to choose the right author for your sponsored bill
* The lobbyist/client relationship and respective roles
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