ACE Series

ACE Series

P U R P O S E :

The ACE Series creates prepared, informed, and effective advocates to carry the messages of corn growers' public policy priorities to elected officials across the nation. Following program completion, participants will be prepared and empowered to engage in the political process.


A U D I E N C E :

This program is geared toward state associations' grower leaders (board members, other committee members, young/emerging leaders). It is designed to help them take their advocacy efforts to the next level. In order to ensure interaction and collaboration among participants, the class size is kept to 35 grower leaders.


S T R U C T U R E :

This virtual program will be conducted in a series of three modules. Each module will be held live on a series of Friday mornings from 9:00 AM EST - 11:00 AM EST. In addition to the three live modules, program participants will receive communications throughout the year and additional opportunities to continue to build their skills. As the material is meant to build through each session, participants are asked to commit to completing all three sessions.


How Congress Really WorKS
Effective Advocacy
Becoming a Trusted Resource

Participants will hear from policy staff and outside experts on the structure of Capitol Hill offices, the extensive legislative and committee process, and the role of PACs

and grassroots advocates.

Participants will learn about various organizations’ approaches to advocacy efforts and hear success stories of how grassroots campaigns moved the needle in the policy world.

Participants will have a chance to master their meeting skills and learn how to position themselves as a trusted and credible source of information.