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Insider Training: Capitol Hill Public Relations Workshop

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What you will learn

The success of your member depends on how well a message is communicated by the media, so the words you use matter.

At the Capitol Hill Public Relations Workshop you'll discover how to translate your member's message into a media strategy for positive coverage.

How you'll benefit:
  • Develop the right message for your target audience
  • Use social media to spread that message
  • Build valuable relationships with the media
  • Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills

What to expect: In this workshop, you will hear from several public relations experts on topics like strategy, journalist relations, crisis communications, campaigns, press releases, and social media.


Starts Friday, October 4

Fri 4:   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


300 Independence Ave. SE
Conservative Partnership Institute
Washington, DC 20003 Map




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Your faculty

Laura Rigas

Laura Rigas

Deputy Chief of Staff for Partnerships, Corporation for National and Community Service

Laura Keehner Rigas is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Partnerships at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Most recently she served at the U.S. Department of the Interior where she was the Communications Director. She has almost 20 years of experience leading executive management, public affairs, and communications teams at the state and federal government levels, non-profits, and the private sector.

During her federal career, Laura has also served at the White House, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Education. While in Massachusetts, she was the Communications Director for the Massachusetts Secretary of Education. She has also held senior leadership roles at Wise Public Affairs, the American Conservative Union, and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

A California native, Laura earned her bachelor's degree in public policy from the College of William & Mary, and her Master's degree in public administration at the Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.