Does the thought of meeting with your state senator to discuss a pending bill make you nervous? Do you have difficulty composing letters to your lawmakers? If you find yourself in these situations, the GCSAA information and public policy department can help. GCSAA public policy staff are available to travel to your chapter to conduct personalized, on-site government relations training at GCSAA's expense.
Lawmakers want to know how their constituents feel on issues that will affect their jobs. Public policy staff can teach you how to be more confident in dealing with lawmakers by providing you with the tools necessary to become a powerful advocate for the golf course management profession. Your chapter can learn how to become proactive, rather than reactive, when dealing with government initiatives in your community or state.
Chapter advocacy training programs are flexible and can be tailored to fit your specific needs. Public policy staff are available to speak at monthly chapter meetings or you can schedule a half- or full-day session with staff.
At the chapter advocacy training session, GCSAA staff will provide you with useful information, reference materials and tools to use when a government issue arises in your city, state or region. Following advocacy training, chapter members will be able to develop a plan of action for addressing government relations activity in their geographical areas.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a chapter advocacy training session.
|Chapter advocacy training topics include:
- Familiarization with the GCSAA government relations program
- Developing a government relations program for your chapter
- Building effective relationships with lawmakers
- Motivating chapter members to participate in the political process
- Communicating with government and regulatory officials
- Successfully advocating your position
- Organizing coalitions or hiring a contract lobbyist
- Managing local issues
- Why it is important for chapters to actively participate in government