SHRM Advocacy Team: Shaping HR Public Policy

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This presentation provides the basic steps of becoming involved in the public policy process to prepare you to build successful relationships with your elected officials as well as effective ways of communicating the HR professional’s perspective on key w
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As an HR professional, you are uniquely positioned to provide insight into and shape the development of federal and state workplace place laws and regulations. SHRM is launching an initiative to create a nationwide member advocacy network of HR Advocates collectively known as the Advocacy Team, or A-Team, to fully engage our members in the public policy process. To develop the A-Team, the SHRM Government Affairs Team has created a strategic curriculum designed to inform and train SHRM’s key contacts, known as Advocacy Captains, and HR Advocates on the program. This presentation takes you through the basic steps of becoming involved in the public policy process; best practices for contacting, meeting with and building lasting relationships with elected officials and their staffs outside of Washington, DC, in their home districts; and, effective ways of communicating the HR professional’s perspective on key workplace issues.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Presenter: 

David M. Lusk

David M.
Lusk

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.

Location: 
A402
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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