The Anatomy of an Advocacy Effort

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will hear how the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team) is shaping federal and state proposals impacting the HR profession.

The SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team) is a member-involvement program that aims to establish a SHRM Advocacy Captain and a corps of HR Advocates in each of the 435 congressional districts throughout the country. This session will explore three case studies of how the A-Team has been instrumental in shaping federal and state proposals impacting the HR profession, and highlight best practices all HR advocates can rely on in the months ahead.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Meredith Nethercutt


Meredith Nethercutt is the Manager of Member Engagement at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She provides leadership and direction to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships with SHRM Volunteer Leaders, members, and affiliates to achieve the Society's strategy and objectives on membership. Meredith develops and executes a comprehensive strategy to educate and inform volunteer leaders on membership programs, services and resources and to support them in their Volunteer Leader role. Meredith was previously the director of member advocacy at SHRM, overseeing the Advocacy Team (A-Team) network of volunteer advocates, where she facilitated relationships between SHRM members and lawmakers to strengthen the Society's advocacy objectives in legislative districts nationwide. In addition, Meredith provided training and guidance to HR advocates on how to effectively communicate with lawmakers regarding workplace policies.

Renaissance Ballroom West A
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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