13 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

    Lessons in Advocacy from Developing Countries with Frank Bonner

    Lessons in Advocacy from Developing Countries with Frank Bonner

    What do advocacy and government relations professional 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 relations, 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 ion 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
    Start a Podcast in 5 Easy Steps

    Start a Podcast in 5 Easy Steps

    The power of your influence lies in your ability to impact decision making and raise awareness for your issue by persuasively communicating your right message to the right person at the right time.
    Podcasting is an incredible way to do that and I’m sharing how you can start a podcast in 5 easy steps.
    Whether you distribute your content widely on platforms like Spotify or Apple Podcast or send the episode link directly to your stakeholders or membership though newsletters and social media, podcasts provide an opportunity to communicate your message directly into the ear of your right audience. 

    Mentioned in this episode:
    ATR 2100xSamson Q2UZoomStreamyardRiversideAudacityDescriptBuzzSprout (Clicking this let's Buzzsprout know I sent you and gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan - it also helps support this show at no additional cost to you.)cori@advocacysimplified.comAbout 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.

    • 11 min
    Maximize Relationships Using Strategic Partnerships with Allison Mcgrath

    Maximize Relationships Using Strategic Partnerships with Allison Mcgrath

    Making an ask is easier and more effective if you’ve already developed a relationship with the decision-maker or key decision influencer. And it’s even better if they are already advocates of your project or issue.
    Today’s guest has a special talent for creating advocates and nurturing relationships.
    In this episode, she is sharing how to develop and nurture strategic partnerships and create meaningful relationships. The type of relationships that translate into momentum and support for projects as well as long-lasting, genuine friendships.
    Today’s takeaways include:
    How to bring a diverse group together for a common causeHow to create a virtual stakeholder groupAbout My Guest
    Allison Mcgrath is an AICP certified land use planner and an accredited member for The Congress for New Urbanism. She has almost 28 years of experience in land use planning and zoning entitlements, project management, industrial site certification, stakeholder engagement, regulatory compliance, grant writing and administration, and economic development.
    Allison has worked on the development of new towns and has managed consultant teams on 2,000+-acre projects in North Central Florida and Georgia to advance the sites for industrial development.
    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.

    • 34 min
    Building Authentic Relationships Before Your Need Them with Joanne Sullivan

    Building Authentic Relationships Before Your Need Them with Joanne Sullivan

    Creating a genuine two-way relationship - before you need someone’s help - is a critical component of successfully influencing advocacy issues.
    Today’s guest has built her career by creating and nurturing authentic relationships. The kind of relationships that benefit the organization she works for and benefit the people in her network.
    And that’s the key takeaway of today’s episode, how to build and nurture mutually beneficial legitimate relationships including:
    Being authentically curiousFollowing up after you provide value or assistanceAnd the key indicators of your impactPlease note, we recorded this episode in the spring of 2021 as Covid-19 vaccines have become more readily available.  And we don’t shy away from what that means in relation to in person meetings and events and building real relationships.
    About My Guest
    Joanne Sullivan’s career in fundraising, development and community relations in Tampa spans thirty years and includes key leadership positions at the University of Tampa, Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation (now Advent Health), Academy at the Lakes, the Tampa Museum of Art and Berkeley Preparatory School. She currently serves the University of South Florida as USF Health Director of Community Engagement.
    Ms. Sullivan is a graduate of Florida State University and is on the Tampa Bay regional board of Easterseals Florida and also serves on the Easterseals National Board of Directors where she chairs the Marketing and Development Committee. She is a member of Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2010 and Leadership Tampa’s Class of 1991 and is a current Leadership Tampa Bay Board member. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, where she is a past president and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa. She is a member of USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy.
    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.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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.

Norma Reyes, PhD. ,

Great for a Newbie Like Me

I don’t know anything about Policy change but after some events in my Home state (Tx) I decided I needed to be involved more in policy making. I love that your podcast is easy for me to understand and learn how and what I can do to take action.

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