Advocacy

When:
Tuesday, March 13  05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Presenter:
Government Affairs team, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Recertification Credit:
1.00 SHRM PDCs
Audience:
Midlevel
Workplace Application:
Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran of the Capitol Hill Visits, join SHRM’s Government Affairs team for a deep dive into timely legislative issues to discuss with lawmakers, plus tips on how to strategically advocate on behalf of the profession.
*No additional fee required, but preregistration is necessary. To sign up, add this activity when completing the registration form. This session is intended for those attendees partaking in Advocacy Day. While it is not required, we recommend you attend to prepare you for your time on Capitol Hill.
We look forward to witnessing another monumental HR advocacy effort on Wednesday, March 14, during SHRM Advocacy Day, when hundreds of HR leaders take advantage of this chance to visit the offices of their U.S. senators and representatives on Capitol Hill. Given the congressional gridlock and pending midterm elections, the time is ripe for policymakers to hear directly from HR professionals about the issues impacting our industry, your employers and your employees. All those who will be participating in Capitol Hill Visits and meeting with members of Congress and their staffs should attend this preparatory educational briefing and interactive strategy session. During this session, SHRM’s Government Affairs team—and some of your fellow HR peers—will provide the latest updates and information on the timely issues you will be discussing with lawmakers during your Advocacy Day meetings, as well as how you can best represent the profession as an advocate both during your Capitol Hill Visits and after you return home from Washington, D.C.
Please note: Per the SHRM Certification Recertification Handbook attendees participating in the HR Advocacy/Boot Camp are allowed to claim 3 PDCs per year.
When:
Wednesday, March 14  06:45 AM - 02:00 PM
Recertification Credit:
2.00 SHRM PDCs
*No additional fee required, but preregistration is necessary. To sign up, add this activity when completing the registration form.
Advocacy Day is an opportunity to shape future policies and amplify HR’s voice on Capitol Hill.
The Employment Law & Legislative Conference provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals to meet with their respective Senators and Members of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. SHRM’s Government Affairs team will schedule meetings on your behalf and provide a legislative briefing to prepare you for your visits.  During the meetings with elected officials and their staffs, you will join other HR advocates from your state to discuss how pending workplace legislation affects employees and employers in your community. By participating in the Capitol Hill visits, you join forces with other SHRM advocates - many of whom have heralded these meetings with lawmakers as the highlight of their previous conference experience. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join with other HR advocates as we raise our voices to advance the HR profession!
Never attended a SHRM Advocacy Day? This is the perfect opportunity to join your peers and fellow advocates in reviewing talking points and how-to strategies, and even to witness live demonstrations and scenarios to help you effectively communicate your views and experiences on legislative issues with congressional representatives.
A seasoned participant of SHRM's Capitol Hill Visits? Don't miss this particular session to proactively analyze the legislative issues pending this spring that directly impact the HR profession and to help ensure a successful Advocacy Day and an exciting 2018 for HR.
If you plan to attend Advocacy Day, we recommend you attend the Advocacy Boot Camp on Tuesday, March 13 from 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. to prepare you for your time on Capitol Hill.
Please note: Per the SHRM Certification Recertification Handbook attendees participating in the HR Advocacy/Boot Camp are allowed to claim 3 PDCs per year.
Schedule of Events:
  • Shuttle Service from Conference Hotel to Capitol Hill | 6:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast Program | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Attendee Appointments with Senators and Members of the House of Representatives| 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.