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Iowa’s Legislative Process
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
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Iowa’s Legislative Process (1.5 Hours)

Amy Campbell has 34 years of experience in public policy, government processes, and political campaigns, including 29 years as a multi-client lobbyist. Amy received the US Government Services Agency’s “Hammer Award” in 1996 (given to participants in a team effort that contributes dramatically to improving the way government works) and the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in 1998 (from Governor Terry Branstad). As a testament to her reputation at the Iowa State Capitol, the Iowa Legislature inducted Amy into the 130-year-old Pioneer Lawmaker Association in 2015. She represents a diverse client base, including AARP, Iowa Library Association, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Professional Developers of Iowa, League of Women Voters of Iowa, Iowa DD Council, and various Medicaid and health care providers.She is previously a committee chair for the Des Moines Arts Festival, served on the Mayor’s Beaver Drive Trail Committee in Johnston, and is currently on the Ready to Run Board at the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics at Iowa State University. During the pandemic she went back to school and got her Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Northern Iowa.

Paul Ascheman, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as IPA’s State Advocacy Coordinator since 2016. Paul has been active in state and federal advocacy since 2009, starting with involvement in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Paul is fascinated by the psychology of political persuasion and party politics in America. He desires to help psychologists overcome difficulties in implementing effective advocacy tactics and improving conditions for the science and practice of psychology.
1.5 CE Hours available

September 13, 2022 | 12pm - 1:30pm CST

IPA Member: $0
Non-Member: $52.50

Zoom: credentials will be emailed to registrants closer to the event.

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About This Workshop

This program will provide psychologists with information about the how a bill becomes a law in Iowa and how the IPA legislative agenda is developed and implemented. Participants will learn how to be better advocates for psychology through increasing their awareness of 1) key points in the legislative session timeline, 2) how to effectively communicate with legislators, and 3) strategies and tactics necessary to accomplish goals in the short and long term. This presentation will be taught by an experienced psychologist advocate and IPA’s longtime lobbyist. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and contribute to the development of the 2023 legislative agenda.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Build skills and confidence to advocate and promote the science and practice of psychology
  2. Understand how Iowa’s legislative session is designed
  3. Gain knowledge of political and advocacy processes at play as a bill becomes law
  4. Identify best-practice methods to effectively advocate on psychological issues

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Continuing Education

CE will be emailed to attendees who have completed the training evaluation.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

IPA will offer a full refund to registrants who cancel their registration 7 days prior to an event/course. If a registrant would like to cancel their registration within 7 days of the event, no refund will be offered.

Contact: Suzanne Hull, [email protected]