Climbing the Hill

Your organization’s members are about to descend on Capitol Hill for their Washington fly-in or take to their devices for a Zoom-in. Don’t your grassroots troops deserve better than a hasty memo and a pat on the back for good luck?

Your organization’s success — as well as the success of your members and employees — hinges on your public policy efforts. Your “Climbing the Hill” seminar substitutes knowledge and preparation for blind luck. Grassroots advocates who receive an education about inside-the-Beltway etiquette prove more capable of persuading members of Congress to support their public policy objectives. As a result, they refuse to be intimidated by Capitol Hill.

The advocates in your Climbing the Hill seminar benefit from a review of the key messages they need to deliver to their members of Congress. They also gain advice on how to deliver those messages in a power-packed fashion. Each program also provides a recap of what to expect during your Washington fly-in.

We deal with such issues as the importance of Congressional staff and the brevity of most visits. The pros know that a one day seminar will not get the job done. There is a direct correlation between public policy success and the commitment of grassroots advocates to engage Senators and Representatives on a sustained basis. That’s why another critical element of Climbing the Hill is its concentration on leveraging your Capitol Hill visits at the local level.

How Can You Start Working with Ed?

Ed typically consults on long- and short-term public affairs strategy and training projects with senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Inc. 500 corporations, large associations, and public affairs and public relations agencies. Contact him today at (703) 533-0403 or via email to learn how to fine tune your advocacy efforts.

Important note: Before you begin working with Ed, it’s a good idea to review his position paper, “Five Minutes with Your Member of Congress: Navigating Your Next Washington Fly-in.”

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Call Ed at (703) 533-0403 for a confidential conversation about your needs.