SHRM Advocacy Team: Shaping HR Public Policy

SHRM 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
SHRM Advocacy Team: Shaping HR Public Policy
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Workplace Application:  Examine SHRM’s public policy advocacy strategy and the role HR professionals need to play in advancing the profession in Washington and state capitals.

A crucial component of SHRM’s advocacy efforts is the Advocacy Team (A-team), which works to advance the interests of the HR profession in the development of sound public policy. This network of committed volunteers in congressional districts across the U.S. serves as the go-to resource for lawmakers and their staffs on workforce-related issues. This presentation provides:

  • An overview of SHRM’s A-team effort.
  • The basic steps of becoming involved in the public policy process.
  • Best practices for contacting, meeting and building lasting relationships with elected officials and their staffs.
  • Effective ways of communicating the HR professional's perspective on key workplace issues.
  • Showcases other opportunities for grassroots activism.
  • Explains why the HR community can’t afford to maintain the status quo.


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 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
Relationship Management
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