The ACT Framework for Influencing Public Policy
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Influence can be a tricky word with all the positive and negative connotations that go with it. And it becomes even more complex when it comes to influencing government policies. How can you influence decision makers? In what ways can you inspire action?

Is policymaking really about who you know? And how do you get to know them? How does being clear on your strategic agenda help you influence effectively? And what does a win really look like? If these are some of your questions, then this is the episode for you!

Learn about Cori Henderson’s three-step strategy for agenda clarity, cultivating connections, and telling a compelling story, and discover why your leave behind leaves behind an impression. Let’s jump right in!

More about the Show:

The Policy Influencer Playbook podcast uncovers how business organizations and emerging leaders can successfully engage in policymaking and advocate for important issues, even in today’s unpredictable times. Weekly interviews and current strategies provide tools to engage in advocacy and successfully influence public policy, even in unpredictable times. Join host Cori Henderson, MPA, and learn the secrets used by public affairs professionals so you can raise your organization’s profile and have your voice heard by policymakers for the right reasons. Tune in and discover how to really connect with elected officials and key decision influencers and how to effectively tell your story for maximum benefit!

Influential Quotes:

  • Influence is about setting the stage in a way that creates opportunity for decision-makers to say yes and make the change you seek.
  • The power of influence lies in your ability to be persuasive when you communicate your right message to the right person at the right time.
  • You can advocate for causes, educate about policy positions and even influence government decisions without compromising your integrity.
  • Leaders and other organizations and businesses who align with your issue can become great advocates.
  • Successful policy advocates create an opportunity for key decision-makers to be supportive and to make the decision be advocated for.
  • You don’t have to have all the answers, but having clarity on what you’re asking for allows you an opportunity to really and engage and influence those you meet with.

About the Host:

Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.

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