SHRM Advocacy Team: Shaping HR Public Policy

SHRM 2012 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Examine SHRM’s public policy advocacy strategy and the role you need to play in advancing the profession in Washington, D.C., and in state capitals.
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Have a voice! A crucial component of SHRM’s advocacy efforts is the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team), which works to advance the interests of the HR profession in the development of sound public policy. The A-Team is a network of committed volunteers in congressional districts across the U.S. that serves as the “go-to” resource for lawmakers and their staffs on workforce-related issues. Lusk provides an overview of the A-Team effort; takes you through the basic steps of becoming involved in the public policy process; offers best practices for contacting, meeting and building lasting relationships with elected officials and their staffs; and discusses effective ways of communicating your perspective on key workplace issues.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

David M. Lusk

David M.

David Lusk joined the SHRM Government Affairs Team as the Senior Associate for Member Advocacy in 2010.  Lusk oversees SHRM’s traditional member advocacy efforts.   He is also responsible for the development of the Advocacy Team, a SHRM initiative that will elevate the visibility of the HR profession by establishing a strong member presence in each of the 435 congressional districts.

With over 15 years of policy experience, Lusk most recently specialized in grassroots and grasstops internet engagement with Capitol Advantage -- now a part of the CQ-Roll Call Group. He also focused on health policy as a staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and in the state affairs department of the Health Insurance Association of America. He is based in Alexandria, Va.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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