SIG Event - Public Policy and Advocacy

SIG Events

Public Policy & Advocacy

Approaches to Raise Your Voice and Be Heard by Your Legislators

Join us for an enlightening presentation on tools, techniques, and approaches to engage your local, state, and federal legislators on matters you care about. Uncover strategies that you can deploy within your organization as well as your community to have your voices heard when bills are decided. Take away resources that can enhance your interactions with legislators throughout the year.

 CEUs: 1.5




Learning Outcomes


·       Learn about the strategies to draw the attention of your legislators on bills you care about, i.e., witness slips

·       Find out what it takes for a bill become a law in the states and US Congress

·       Understand the how to find active bills in the states and Congress that affect the associate industry



James E. Specker

Senior Director, Government & Industry Relations

American Massage Therapy Association




Kristin Hellquist, MS, CAE

Chief Advocacy Officer
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA)



About SIGs

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are an exclusive Association Forum member benefit and offer peer-driven learning and networking events with like-minded members of your association and job function communities. There are 14 different SIGs, each meeting twice a year. Join one or all of them to maximize your learning and networking potential.

Don’t forget to bring a friend! Nonmembers can attend one complimentary event with an Association Forum member.