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Government Affairs Academy

The Government Affairs Academy (GAA) is an annual conference that has been created and taught by our Government Affairs Department staff. Commencing in 2006, the GAA consists of our members and Affiliate staff who, in solidarity, want to learn howGAA 09 group.JPG to effectively lobby their elected officials and become agents of change.

The GAA is rapidly becoming one of HPBA's most anticipated events, as well as the largest event for the Government Affairs Department. For a week, attendees participate in rigorous electives around lobbying, initiating grassroots advocacy campaigns, communicating with Congress and learning how to become spokespeople for the hearth industry and promote HPBA's legislative agenda.

 

GAA 2009 attendees begin their day lobbying their Representatives.

 

Graduate List

The 2014 GAA is tentatively planned to be held in Washington D.C. during the summer. More details will be announced at a later date. Please contact us at: governmentaffairs@hpba.org if you have any interest in attending.

 

Key Courses

  • Media Training
  • Negotiation Training
  • Lobby State Legislatures
  • Industry Issues

Testimonials__________________

"They clearly know their stuff!" -- Guy Hanson

"Bob Guyer is clearly one of the best communicators, very energetic, very clear and tremendously articulate." -- John Frankel

"Now I have the knowledge and tools to be more effective." -- Leah Hauer

"Took the 'nervousness' out of the process!" -- Diane Rossi

 

"The things I learned are invaluable." -- Norma Bourque

 

Resources__________________

Grassroots/Lobbying: The Path to Political Power (2009)

The Place for Pellets in Commercial/Institutional
Facilities
(2009)

Communicating with Congress

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