16 episodes

Current strategies to successfully influence public policy and engage in advocacy, even in unpredictable times. Discover how to make real connections with elected officials and key decision influencers and how to effectively tell your story for maximum benefit. Join host Cori Henderson, MPA to learn the secrets used by public affairs professionals so you can raise your organization’s profile and have your voice heard by policymakers for the right reasons. Because 2020 made it clear that no one and no industry is exempt from government actions

Policy Influencer Playbook Cori Henderson

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Current strategies to successfully influence public policy and engage in advocacy, even in unpredictable times. Discover how to make real connections with elected officials and key decision influencers and how to effectively tell your story for maximum benefit. Join host Cori Henderson, MPA to learn the secrets used by public affairs professionals so you can raise your organization’s profile and have your voice heard by policymakers for the right reasons. Because 2020 made it clear that no one and no industry is exempt from government actions

    Is the ROI Worth the Effort to Engage with Government?

    Is the ROI Worth the Effort to Engage with Government?

    In this episode, I address the question of ROI. Is it worth your time and effort to engage with lawmakers and policymakers in today’s environment?  From partisan politics, being a small fish in a big pond, and the fast pace of today’s news cycles, can you really have an impact? 
    Can you make a difference?
    And on the flip side are you prepared for the repercussions of what happens if you don’t have a voice? Can you handle the outcome of your organization, business, or industry finding itself the unintended or intended consequence of someone else’s policy agenda? 
    About the Host
    Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.

    Connect with Cori on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cori-henderson-fl.

    • 7 min
    Social Media’s Role in Your Advocacy Plan with Jenna Paladino

    Social Media’s Role in Your Advocacy Plan with Jenna Paladino

    Telling your story effectively is critical when engaging with policymakers and influencing the government action you seek. From traditional in person meetings to using social media there are a lot of options.
    In this episode, my guest Jenna Paladino and I talk about how to integrate Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn into your advocacy strategy.
    Knowing how and when to use each social media tool increases your opportunity to be heard by law makers and policy makers.
    About the Host
    Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.

    Connect with Cori on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cori-henderson-fl.

    • 35 min
    3 Key Decision Influencers Who Can Propel Your Agenda Forward

    3 Key Decision Influencers Who Can Propel Your Agenda Forward

    Influence is a tricky word.  But there is no getting around it, to be successful in advocacy and government affairs it requires influencing somebody to do or change something.
    And that somebody isn’t always the lawmaker or policy maker.  
    In this episode I review three types government decision influencers, why you need them and some tips on developing relationships with them.
    About the Host
    Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.

    Connect with Cori on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cori-henderson-fl.

    • 12 min
    Lessons in Advocacy from Developing Countries with Frank Bonner

    Lessons in Advocacy from Developing Countries with Frank Bonner

    What do advocacy and government relations professionals working in developing countries know that we can implement too?  Today’s guest Frank Bonner is sharing what he learned the last 12 years working in countries that include South Sudan, Liberia, Kenya, and Bangladesh including why asking “why” is often the most important first step. 
    Today’s Guest
    Franklin Bonner is a government relation, advocacy, and democracy development professional with 24 years of experience in Washington, D.C. and challenging overseas environments. Franklin started his career in the Office of Senator Connie Mack (FL-Ret.). His public service career includes the Office of Governor Jeb Bush (FL), Office of Governor CharlieCrist (FL), the U.S. Department of Labor Public Liaison Office, and the White House Office of Homeland Security’s legislative team.
    In 2009, Franklin joined the International Republican Institute on their South Sudan project in support of South Sudan’s establishment as an independent nation. As a program officer and later as country director, he worked in partnership with political parties, civil society organizations, and government institutions in South Sudan to forward the USAID Democracy & Governance mission of free &; fair elections; transparent &; responsible governance; and peaceful, participatory, democratic institutions. Franklin has also observed elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe as both a short-term and long-term election observer for USAID funded missions. Over his international development career, Franklin has led and consulted on democracy development projects in Kenya, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Somaliland, and Liberia.
    Franklin received his BA in Political Science from Northwestern University and originally hails from Miami, Florida.
    About the Host
    Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.

    Connect with Cori on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cori-henderson-fl.

    • 31 min
    Why an Effective Government Relations Strategy is like Popping Popcorn

    Why an Effective Government Relations Strategy is like Popping Popcorn

    Developing a cohesive government relations strategy in today’s ever-changing political environment can be challenging. But to overcome government obstacles and protect against becoming the unintended or intended consequence of someone else’s policy agenda its essential.
    In this episode, I’m sharing real-life examples of why you need a government relations strategy and how an effective one is like popping popcorn.
    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Episode 1 - The ACT Framework for Influencing Public Policy: buzzsprout.com/1685389/episodes/8073610About the Host
    Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.
    The best way to connect with Cori is on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cori-henderson-fl.

    • 8 min
    Quick Tips to Nurture Valuable Relationships

    Quick Tips to Nurture Valuable Relationships

    In this episode, I’m sharing some of my own experiences, thoughts and best practices on nurturing valuable relationships to advance your policy issue, cause and career.
    To be successful in advocacy and public policy, you must continually build and nurture valuable relationships.
    It’s easy to let developing new relationships and nurturing existing relationships get put on the back burner especially in today’s unpredictable world.
    How many times have you intended to reach out to someone or follow up with someone but haven't done it?
    I’m sharing my quick tips on how you can add structure and take some of the mental efforts out of growing and nurturing valuable relationships.
    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Politico’s Off Message The Senators at the center of the 50-50 splitAbout the Host
    Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MelBrown92 ,

Worth the Listen

Cori’s podcast provides valuable information with easy take-home solutions. As an advocacy professional, I love listening to these episodes that has me think in new ways to develop successful strategies!

DubreeW ,

Great Podcast!

Cori is informative and knowledgeable. The information she relays and tips she provides are clear and show her deep knowledge of her topic. Highly recommend to anyone trying to simply gain knowledge or influence policy change. Don’t miss it.

Frankie Fins ,

Best Way to Start Your Journey

As an advocacy professional, I receive a lot of questions regarding effective methodologies for influencing public policy. The mechanics of effective advocacy are often misunderstood, and some believe success always comes down to political greed or something nefarious, such as kickback payments or some other form of graft. Cori Henderson is able to break through those misconceptions and deliver concise and clear lessons in advocacy strategy. If you have any interest in public policy, whether you are a concerned parent looking to engage your local school board or a small business owner in need of positive relationships with your local regulatory commissions, this podcast can help guide you towards the answers you seek.

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