Tkg Evaluating The Political Environment 10 07

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Tkg Evaluating The Political Environment 10 07

  1. 1. Evaluating The Political Environment Presented by Corky Kyle, MPA, CAE The Kyle Group
  2. 2. House Keeping <ul><li>Cell Phones- Please Put On Vibrate </li></ul><ul><li>Bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Hand Outs Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Give and Take </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. A little about me! <ul><li>27 years of state legislative experience representing for profit companies and non-profit associations </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees in Political Science and Public Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplished author on advocacy techniques, building legislative relationships and political communication </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduce Your Self <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Association </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you here today to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the seminar today, what will you have improved, changed, modified to your government relations program? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Peter Drucker <ul><li>“The best way to protect your future is to create it” </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Political Environment <ul><li>Made up of many things </li></ul><ul><li>It is the playing field for the development of public policy </li></ul><ul><li>The rules and procedures are 20% of the process </li></ul><ul><li>The Human Factor is 80% of the process </li></ul><ul><li>“ Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the Most” Mark Twain </li></ul>
  7. 7. Political Environment: Parts is Parts <ul><li>Legislative Session </li></ul><ul><li>Party in Power </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership of House and Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Committee’s </li></ul><ul><li>Press </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Status </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellanous </li></ul>
  8. 8. Legislative Session <ul><li>Post Election Session </li></ul><ul><li>Election Year </li></ul>
  9. 9. Party in Power <ul><li>Republican </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic </li></ul><ul><li>Both Houses </li></ul><ul><li>On house each </li></ul><ul><li>Triple Crown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul>
  10. 10. Leadership <ul><li>House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Party in Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minority Party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with the Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with Bill Sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with Co-Sponsors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Party Philosophy </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Leadership <ul><li>Senate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Party in Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minority Party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with the Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with Bill Sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with Co-Sponsors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Party Philosophy </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Governor <ul><li>Party Affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>Election Promises </li></ul><ul><li>Established Relationship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with the legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Party Dynamics </li></ul>
  13. 13. Legislation <ul><li>How does it fit in to the environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Contentious </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial </li></ul><ul><li>Where will the support come from </li></ul><ul><li>Where will the opposition come from </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sponsors <ul><li>Selection of Sponsors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democrat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Republican </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to look for in your sponsor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of the issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passionate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constituent Driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working to get other sponsors </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Sponsors <ul><ul><li>Relationship with leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of his party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Length of time in legislature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is the legislature in his/her legislative career </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-Sponsors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary Numbers </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Sponsors <ul><ul><li>Bi-Partician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Mark Twain <ul><li>“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Committee's <ul><li>Which committee </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate committee </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest number of supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Help </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Chairman Help </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am not lost, I am exploring” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul>
  19. 19. Financial Status of the State <ul><li>Strong Fiscal Position </li></ul><ul><li>Weak Fiscal Position </li></ul>
  20. 20. Press <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Support </li></ul><ul><li>Help or Hindrance </li></ul><ul><li>Group Relationships </li></ul>
  21. 21. Miscellaneous Concerns <ul><li>Term Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying Restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of the House </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of the Senate </li></ul>
  22. 22. It’s a Wrap! <ul><li>Know your environment </li></ul><ul><li>What you don’t know will hurt you and your campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Read the tea leafs </li></ul><ul><li>Get Feed back </li></ul><ul><li>Pass your legislation </li></ul><ul><li>THE END </li></ul>
  23. 23. Let’s Keep This Going! <ul><li>To have “The Kyle Group” do a program for your association contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Corky Kyle, MPA, CAE </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>The Kyle Group </li></ul><ul><li>Arvada, Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Office: 303.302.1109 </li></ul><ul><li>Toll Free: 1.877.302.0101 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 1.303.302.1108 </li></ul><ul><li>Cell: 303.263.5422 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site: WWW.The-Advocacy-Guy.Com </li></ul>

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