From Constituent to Influencer - Cultivating Strong, Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials

Wednesday, May 3, 2017: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
International East (Washington Hilton) - Concourse Level
Sharon Pearce, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Advocacy is not a once-a-year activity. If you want to be more than a constituent in a crowd and if you want to have real influence with elected officials, you have to build a culture of advocacy that permeates your entire organization. During this session, faculty will discuss time-tested approaches to building strong, beneficial relationships with elected officials. During this session, you will hear real-world examples from hospices that have built and sustained relationships with elected officials through site-visits, We Honor Veterans ceremonies, employee and volunteer engagement, social media campaigns and more. Participants will learn new strategies and tactics for building relationships with elected officials, and how to use their influence to help advance the hospice and palliative care agenda.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify strategies for building relationships with elected officials
2. Use your influence to help advance the hospice and palliative care agenda
3. Develop a culture of advocacy across your organization

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker