Public Policy Agenda-Setting Session

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 9:00 am - Fri, 3 Mar 2017 3:00 pm
Central Time (CT)
St. Louis
  • Free
  • Alliance members only

Session Description

The imperative for the nonprofit human-serving sector, and our paramount role as leader and advocate, has never been higher. All of us must bring our extensive knowledge, courage, and unwavering commitment to our values to the table and engage in productive dialogue.

Make your voice be heard by joining colleagues for one of the Alliance’s Public Policy Agenda-Setting Sessions. By participating you and your organization will help to co-create the Alliance’s 2017-2019 public policy agenda, around which we will mobilize the network. Participate in a session to contribute to the dialogue and set priorities.

This series of agenda-setting sessions is one part of a multi-pronged engagement approach that also includes structured listening sessions with community residents. All elements of the approach will make racial equity central, engage community voices, and define federal and state policy changes that will address root causes of issues/conditions in order to realize progress toward the outcomes identified in the Alliance’s theory of change.

Your involvement is critical to addressing the immediacy of the near-term agenda, being ready to act when things move quickly, and to the longer-term advocacy our public policy platform will require. We urge you to lean in with us.

Policy Agenda-Setting Session Schedule

The session agenda and format is the same for all locations, so you only need to attend one session.

Session 1: Feb. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Session 2: March 3 in St. Louis

Session 3: March 8 in New York City

Session 4: March 15 in Oakland, California

Additionally, attendees of the Alliance's Senior Leadership Conference, to be held Feb. 18-21 in Clearwater Beach, Florida, have the option of attending a 90-minute policy agenda-setting workshop, where they can share their insights on policy priorities for the network. Register online to attend the conference.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief executives
  • Executives
  • Public policy staff
  • Civic engagement staff
  • Human services issue experts (child welfare, behavioral health, etc.)

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss root causes that have greatest impact on desired outcomes
  • Review data analysis on issue areas and root causes
  • Evaluate issues using various lenses (whole population vs. program population, factor analysis, racial equity analysis etc.)
  • Discuss multi-pronged engagement approach being used to develop public policy agenda


Network for Strong Communities
8764 Manchester Road, Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63144


The Alliance did not contract with a specific hotel. The following hotels are near the meeting location.

SpringHill Suites St. Louis Brentwood
1231 Strassner Drive
Brentwood, MO 63144

Residence Inn St. Louis Galleria
8011 Galleria Parkway 
St. Louis, MO 63117

Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis - Galleria
8040 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105

 Direct questions to Morgan MacIver, senior associate for advocacy and policy at the Alliance, at 202-429-0638.

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