Behind the Scenes at the Capitol 2017 @ Lansing

Date/Time: Oct. 12, 2017, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join MASB’s Government Relations Team for a behind-the-scenes look and hands-on advocacy training at the State Capitol. Board members who participate will hear from Capitol insiders on what they consider to be the most effective ways to work with your legislators, change their opinions and be effective citizen advocates.

The event will take place in the Speaker's Library at the State Capitol in Lansing starting at 9 a.m. Registration is now open and space is limited to 50 participants. Contact MASB Government Relations if you have any questions.

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Cost: $105

Location: Michigan Capitol
100 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48933


8:45 – 9 a.m. Registration
9 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome: Introductions & Overview
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. A Legislator’s Point of View—Panel Plus Q & A
Featuring former school board members:
Rep. Gary Howell (R-North Branch)
Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids)
Rep. Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park)
Rep. Dave Pagel (R-Berrien Springs)
10:20 – 10:35 a.m. View Senate Session With Introduction
10:40 – 10:55 a.m. House Floor Access and Tour With Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township)
11 – 11:30 a.m. A Lobbyist Point of View—Q & A
Dave Ladd, Kelley Cawthorne
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Discussion and Q & A With Committee Examples and Session Explanations
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Adjournment
Optional: View House Session
2:30 p.m. Optional: Full Guided Tour of Capitol

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

MASB reserves the right to CANCEL all classes with fewer than 15 participants. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB's conferences, CBAs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events.