[PAST] Research.Influence.Lead. 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

ASAE Conference Center, 1575 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Innovate to Motivate (I2M) was created in 2002 to address the needs of veteran political engagement professionals. We knew then, and believe today, that optimal government relations results derive from an evidence-based culture, application of scientific influence principles, and personal leadership. The biennial I2M conference is conducted in odd-numbered years, and we conduct shorter learning experiences in election years. Research. Influence. Lead. 2019 (RIL) is a one-day conference designed to emphasize the research, influence, and leadership disciplines that are critical to today’s government relations professional in a fast-paced, one-day format.

As with our I2M conference, serving as an RIL faculty member is a competitive process. Our Advisory Committee  considers presentation proposals for certain topics and votes to determine the most deserving submissions.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 7 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Note: Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal.  There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on their needs.

I2M leaders Meaghan Joyce of International Paper (l) and Katharine Emerson of Bayer (r) introduce Jim Hobart of Public Opinion Strategies and Jill Normington of Normington Petts & Associates (who really need to take their lively dialogue on the road!)


Thanks to #RIL2019 sponsor organizations for joining us last week to discuss advocacy technology solutions and trends. (L to R: Mark Bryant – Agency Advisors, Taylor Lemmons – Quorum, Mark Reilly – Cision, and Chazz Clevinger – One Click Politics)


Jim Hobart of Public Opinion Strategies and Jill Normington of Normington Petts & Associates lifted the veil on how pollsters interpret data. Pro tip: stay away from your preconceived notion of what the truth is. All of us have biased feedback loops. Thank you, Jim and Jill!


Excellent point during #RIL2019 from Dr. Peter Ditto of UC Irvine: “The squabbling kids in the backseat of the car are the archetype of today’s grievance society. Who started it, who hit harder, and who didn’t apologize sums up the dialogue.”


Greg Coker reminds us at #RIL2019, when reconciling with a co-worker (or anyone else) you have to commit to a “no dredge zone” — you cannot dredge up the past.


I2M Chairman Sean Neal introduces one of our many star faculty members who happens to be closely connected to him. He would share with me her exploits and we knew we had to hear her story. Beth Bisbee transfers her knowledge as a DOJ investigator and analyst to our #RIL2019 participants on how to take your initiatives to the next level —- think like a crime fighter!


The smart and stunning ⁦‪Renee T. Walker‬⁩ at #RIL2019: “You and/or your organization may not be the best messenger. Admit it and get help.”

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