Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cannon House Office Building, Room 121 Washington, DC
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Working in the rough-and-tumble world of politics, political professionals are very savvy and well-rounded intelligence gatherers. Accusations fly. Candidates make mistakes. Natural catastrophes happen. When your boss lives in the public spotlight, lightning quick research and response (with zero room for error) are part of the daily routine. No one wants their professional obituary written by the Washington Post.
In the wake of the economic crisis and subsequent recession, government is taking a more active role in a number of industries. Recent rumblings from the Department of Justice suggest a more activist interpretation of its anti-trust role. CI professionals need to add the ability to read the weak signals and interpret the early warnings to advise executives on how this active government role in the private sector is going to impact their industry and their company.
Come join the Greater DC Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals on July 28, 2009 for an interactive panel discussion with two of the best political minds in the business, John Feehery and Jim Barnett. We’ll be talking political war room tactics and the lessons CI professionals can learn from them.
- Political Opposition Research 101. Learn the basics of strategic planning, background research, messaging, reading tea leaves, etc.
- Powerful Communication Techniques: Learn how to best distill complex conclusions into clear, concise messages for effective communication inside and outside your organization.
- Current political environment: Six months after the 2008 election cycle, discuss the current political priorities and realities (amid the chatter) in the White House, Congress and state capitols.
Jim Barnett is a senior analyst with the competitive intelligence group at AARP, where his duties include developing political intelligence. He also serves as an in-house consultant to AARP Publications, including AARP Magazine and AARP Bulletin, and is responsible for generating intelligence and insight on the nonprofit publishing sector. He edits a blog on this topic, “The Nonprofit Road.” Jim has 20+ years of experience in newspaper reporting and editing, including 10 years as a Washington correspondent for The Oregonian, the daily newspaper in Portland. Previously, he worked as a business reporter for The (Raleigh) News & Observer. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and has a master’s degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He currently is pursuing a master’s in nonprofit management in the M.P.A. program at George Washington University.
The Feehery Group is a boutique advocacy firm that focuses on communications and government affairs strategy. Founded by John Feehery in February of 2007, The Feehery Group has an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies and trade associations, including Newscorp, Ford Motor Company, PHARMA, and the United States Chamber of Commerce, among its clients. John Feehery has spent close to 20 years in a variety of influential positions inside the beltway, both as a key advisor to leading members of the Congress, as an executive for the Motion Picture Association of America, and as lobbyist and public affairs strategist for Barbour Griffith and Rogers, a leading government relations firm in Washington DC. Feehery is a regular guest on CNN’s Situation Room, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Bloomberg Television’s Money and Politics program. He holds a double graduate from Marquette University, with both a BA and MA in history.
Cannon House Office Building (Room 121), Washington, DC
First and C Streets, SE
Washington, DC 20050
SCIP Members – $35.00
Non-Members – $45.00
Students – $25.00 (Non-SCIP Student member, please contact Robyn Reals)
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Cancellations not received in writing by Friday, July 24, 2009 will not be refunded.
Registration & Networking – 5:30 PM
Food & Beverage – 6:00 PM
Presentation – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Q&A / Networking – 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jeff Trexel, Greater Washington DC Chapter Chair
Robyn Reals, SCIP Educ. Mgr.