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Tuesday, October 10 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Amplifying the Urban and Metropolitan Voice in Washington and Beyond: How to Play Your Trump Card (45 mins)

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Whether you are a university administrator, professor, or President with little experience or an in-depth history of dealing with Washington insiders, you may be questioning how, in today’s political environment, you can create a positive impact for you, your institution, and your students. Some may view Washington’s current political state as uncharted territory, but the policymaking and policy-influencing process is still navigable and full of opportunities for urban and metropolitan universities.

This two-part, interactive series teaches attendees how to amplify their voice on relevant issues to reach above the fray in Washington and achieve a win, whether it’s national recognition, funding, partnerships, a policy change, or other forms of success. Led by members of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s DC education policy team, the first part of the series provides attendees with an overview of the current landscape in Washington and profile-raising strategies for how to navigate and engage in the process. Part 2 of the workshop uses real case studies (submitted in advance by CUMU members, if possible, or surveyed on site) to walk participants through the development and implementation of a profile-raising approach to achieving a win in Washington.

Attendees will leave the workshop with the top 10 takeaways on how to strategically develop their policy asks, identify their audience within and outside of the federal government, create effective messaging about issues affecting urban/metropolitan institutions, cultivate relationships, and employ other strategies that leverage individuals at their institutions as a “thought-leaders” and advance their priorities in our nation’s capital.

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Sara Linder

Senior Policy Specialist, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
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Amy Smith

Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Extensive experience in Washington, DC providing policy guidance to and advocating on behalf of higher education entities.

Dana Weekes

Associate, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
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