Component Relations SIG:The Power of State Advocacy | Enhancing Member-Component Relations

When:  Jul 20, 2017 from 09:00 to 10:30 (CT)
Who: Component Relations SIG
Fee: Complimentary with membership
CAE Domain: 
CAE Credit Hours: 1.5
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: ASA

Program Description: The Power of State Advocacy | Enhancing Member/Component Relations: 
The bulk of public policy affects the daily lives, professions, and purposes of associations in the states. Advocacy to shape the outcome of that policy is a core function of our organizations and engagement by members and components is vital to our success. With success comes greater engagement, commitment, member retention, and still more success. Join us to learn more about practical and powerful ways to engage members and components in winning state advocacy strategies."

Learning Objectives:
1) a brief "civics lesson" in order to provide a perspective in terms of the number of legislators and legislative bills presented in the states each year and the sheer scope of issues before our states each year and the opportunity this provides to our national and component societies;
2) the benefits of leveraging components to do advocacy work for membership as not only a member benefit to the component, but also to the national organization;
3) the benefits of increasing member engagement among the younger members who clearly feel an affinity for working on a "cause", as well as engaging more senior/seasoned members in the process;
4) the benefits of working in close alignment with chapter/component/sections relations staff and government affairs staff in a national organization, and how that collaboration leads to successful advocacy outcomes;
5) how the American Academy of Pediatrics state government relations program is carried out as a "best practice" from which all can learn. 
Speakers: Jim Pawelski, MS
Jim Pawelski is the Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Division of State Government Affairs. He has been with the AAP for 30 years, building a strong state advocacy program that offers expertise in public policy analysis, issue management, political strategy development, and government relations.
Together with his division colleagues, Jim monitors public policy trends and develops resources and strategies to enhance chapter advocacy efforts. With these skills and resources, AAP chapters, members, and AAP leadership can more easily navigate the complexities of state policy making and achieve successful advocacy outcomes for children and pediatricians.
Jim completed his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois and earned a master’s degree from Michigan State University.
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