Although this is a website for online continuing education, every now and again I post live events, particularly ones important to me. And so I am pleased to announce this year’s Leadership and Lobby Days event is now open for registration. If you didn’t join us last year, I assure you it was a fantastic two days. I hope you will consider coming to DC this spring: the dates are 16-17 April, and unlike last year, participants will be staying in DC, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Up to 8.5 CEUs are available. Keep in mind, this is only for IAFN members, so if you aren’t one yet, consider joining. Also, this is not limited to US members–non-US members are encouraged to come and set up meetings with their embassy while US members are on the Hill.
Participants will learn how to effectively engage with legislators and staffers prior to heading out for meetings. Materials will be provided on the issues on which IAFN is focused. If lobbying sounds intimidating, please talk with colleagues who attended last year–I think you’ll hear that the process of talking with legislators and staffers is much less scary than some of you may think. People returned from their respective meetings excited and re-energized (I know because y’all came to my house afterwards and the stories you told about your experiences were really amazing).
Since I have already been asked by several of you, the one bit of bad news (for me, at least): I won’t be in attendance this year. As of right now, I have a trial that was continued to that week, so I will be out of the country. Should that change, I assure you I will be there (insert frownie face).
Please consider coming and help make #100ForensicRNs in DC a reality (again!).