Roger Rickard | Founder & President of Voices in Advocacy®, author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates and Host of the Voices in Advocacy® Podcast.

Roger Rickard

Founder & President of Voices in Advocacy®, author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates and Host of the Voices in Advocacy® Podcast.

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Roger Rickard

Roger knows that successful advocacy can change the world, it is his life's passion as the Founder & President of Voices in Advocacy , author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates and Host of the Voices in Advocacy Podcast. He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, and author. As a recognized expert in advocacy engagement and grassroots activation, Roger works with a wide cross-section of organizations from diverse industries. His vibrant personality and a good sense of humor make for engaging and interactive programming that is packaged and delivered in an easy to understand, easy to apply format combining his education, experience, and enthusiasm to drive advocacy success. Roger is a proud Penn State Nittany Lion and self-confessed political junky having received his education in Political Science. He has been an advocate for citizen involvement since the age of 13. He was elected three times to public office as a young man, served as a state legislative staff member, and have worked on many political campaigns from his very own clear up to presidential campaigns. He has served in numerous industry associations' leadership roles, is a recipient of several international industry awards, and is a member of Meeting Professional International's prestigious "Community of Honoree's". He is often interviewed by radio, print and television media, highlighted by the MSNBC show Your Business. Smart Meetings Magazine did a cover story on Roger, entitled Passion & Purpose, Roger Rickard's Call to Action. Successful Meetings Magazine named Roger one of the Six People Worth Watching in the Meetings Industry. Meetings Focus Magazine named him to their inaugural list of Meetings Trendsetters. He is often called upon to comment on or write about the advocacy issues of the day. Roger is a BIG man at 6'8", a BIG thinker, and he has some BIG ideas for helping you achieve advocacy engagement and activation. He is casually known as the BIG GUY with a BOW TIE.

PACman — The Game to Drive Results

A little over 40 years ago, the video game PAC-MAN was all the rage. PAC-MAN requires speed, agility, and a plan of attack. Like any game – you need to know the rules to succeed. For a political action committee, money drives impact. Money is the food and fuel for which PACs run on.

Ripped from the Headlines

Every day we hear about fake news. This session will be anything but fake. The reason: YOU drive the content. During this highly interactive program you will examine, deliberate, and discuss your issues in different silos, i.e. transportation, technology, safety and security, cyber-security, taxes, infrastructure, diversity/inclusion, education, etc.

The Power of Your Voice

How do you create the influence and impact needed to empower you to be an advocate for yourself?

Learn what it means to be a self-advocate and depart knowing you have a powerful voice to defend and protect your self interests.

The Seven Branches of the Advocacy Tree

Advocacy is more than government affairs. Knowledge of the branches of the advocacy tree, who uses them and how you can too.

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