May 17 Program: Leveraging Local Government to Further your Mission and Creating an Ambassador Network for Greater Success

CItyHallRainbowThis session will delve into the intersection of communications and government affairs, understanding that the best messenger is often times not staff or board members from your organization. This training will review tactics to engage with local government elected officials and agencies, as well as how to develop and empower a cadre of ambassadors to communicate your organization’s mission, goals and successes to government and other key groups outside of your existing network. Attendees will walk away with a strategy to focus on their local government and how to leverage them for greater mission output.

Bwarie HeadshotAs the Founding Partner of Stratiscope and the Founder of City Impact Lab, John Bwarie is in the business of engaging government officials and community leaders to make an impact. With a deep knowledge of the inner workings of local government and as a communications officer for the US Geological Survey based at Caltech, John has worked across the Los Angeles and the nation in various roles to communicate and activate individuals, businesses, and communities. From message development to media relations to government affairs, John has experience across a wide range of channels to achieve impact goals through communication. He has created events with over 5 million participants like the great ShakeOut and has spoken at technical conferences on Capitol Hill on the topic of communicating to those in power. John’s success in forging connections between people, community organizations, and government agencies and his knack for solving problems has made him sought after in communications and community work for over a decade. and

TITLE: Leveraging Local Government to Further your Mission and Creating an Ambassador Network for Greater Success

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TIME: Check-in and continental breakfast 8:30-9am; Workshop 9-10:30am; Wrap-up and networking 10:30-11am

VENUE: Stratiscope Offices – 2006 West Burbank Blvd #200 Burbank, CA 91506 (CLICK HERE for Map)

(Note the venue is on the second floor, stairs only – no elevator)

PARKING: Free street parking is available, arrive early for best selection.

FACILITATOR:  John Bwarie, Founder of Stratiscope and City Impact Lab


COSTS:  *NCM Network Members = $40 – CLICK HERE to register
& City Impact Lab All Access Pass Holders

*Non-Members / Guests = $50 – CLICK HERE to register

Your participation in this program helps fund NCM Network’s Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship for college sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio, or television at a four-year Southern California college or university. The scholarship program recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate excellent potential for improving the lives of the Southern California community through a communications career.

QUESTIONS: Send an email to Joyce Harris at or call (800) 752-6515.

RSVP DEADLINE: 5pm on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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