Knowledge is power is what every attendee at the 2018 NCRA Legislative Boot Camp can expect to take away from this year’s event, being held March 11-13. Registration is now open.
The new Boot Camp experience is packed full of hands-on and immersive sessions designed to bring attendees up to speed on the latest status in legislative issues affecting the court reporting and captioning professions, develop leadership and advocacy skills, and prepare for real Capitol Hill action. This year’s program includes visionary guest speakers who will share their insights into what makes successful leaders and how to advocate for the profession at the state and federal levels.
Attendees will get a Politics 101 overview and hear firsthand from NCRA Senior Director of Education and Certification Cynthia Bruce Andrews why certification at the state level is so important. NCRA President Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRC, CRR, Wausau, Wis., will also deliver an update on the state of the court reporting and captioning professions.
Jacqueline Sly, former state representative in the South Dakota House of Representatives, will present on successful grassroots lobbying, including strategies for leading a full-scale grassroots campaign to ensure maximum impact.
Special guest Shelley Row, leadership consultant and author, will lead a session on effective decision-making. Attendees will learn how to limit overthinking by resolving the forces that freeze decision-making, discover proven techniques to slow a quick reaction before responding and regretting it, and enable “aha” moments when they are needed most.
Other sessions will cover how to implement effective legislative programs at the state level. Attendees will also participate in mock meetings and hearings to learn how to make effective arguments and pitches to lawmakers.
On the last day, attendees will travel by Metro to Capitol Hill to meet in person with their representatives and senators. In addition to lunch in the Dirksen Senate Dining Room, Boot Camp Hill Day may also include a special Veterans History Project event and closing reception at the Library of Congress.
For more information about NCRA’s exciting new Legislative Boot Camp experience, contact NCRA Manager of State Government Relations Matthew R. Barusch. The room block is at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va. Registration closes Feb. 19!