Advocacy Boot Camp

SHRM 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
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The boot camp will prepare those who will be meeting with congressional offices by providing talking points and “how-to” strategies to effectively communicate their views on legislative issues. The boot camp will also analyze legislative issues pending in the 113th Congress that directly affect the HR profession. First-time attendees participating in the Capitol Hill visits are strongly encouraged to attend one of the boot camp sessions.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kathleen Coulombe


Kathleen Coulombe is a Senior Advisor, Government Relations at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  In this capacity, she is actively involved in tax and benefit public policy issues on Capitol Hill that impact the Human Resource profession.  Prior to working in this capacity, Coulombe served as the State Affairs Specialist where she managed public policy issues on the state level for SHRM. She is based in Alexandria, Va.

Michael Layman


Michael Layman is senior associate in Government Affairs at SHRM.  Layman promotes SHRM’s views on employment, labor relations, and civil rights legislation with House and Senate offices and the Administration.  He also serves as Chair of the National Coalition to Protect Family Leave, a broad-based group of organizations, companies and associations dedicated to protecting the integrity of the Family and Medical Leave Act and supporting public policy that promotes voluntary, employer-provided leave benefits to maximize flexibility for both employers and employees.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Preconference Workshop
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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