In-Person Workshop: Outreach to Policymakers – April 26, 2022 (AM)

Do you remember face-to-face conferences and workshops? They’re back in 2022! Save the date for two workshops the Center on KTDRR is hosting on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. In the morning: Outreach to Policymakers. In the afternoon: Science Communication and Public Engagement. The NARRTC Annual Meeting and Conference runs April 27-28, 2022.

About the Workshop

Learn about which strategies are best for sharing research information with state and national policymakers, in a free in-person workshop, “Outreach to Policymakers.” The workshop is designed for grantees funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Non-NIDILRR grantees may participate if space is available. Maximum number of registrants: 15

  • Mary Louise Healy from Management Concepts opens the session to discuss restrictions on lobbying for federal grantees.
  • Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting leads this updated workshop presenting proven and research-based strategies for networking and sharing research results with representatives on Capitol Hill and in grantees’ home states.

Date and time: April 26, 2022 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

7:30 a.m.: Registration opens
8:00 a.m.: Restrictions on Lobbying (Mary Louise Healy)
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Outreach to Policymakers (Mark Bayer, part 1)
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Outreach to Policymakers (Mark Bayer, part 2)

Location: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington, VA.

Note: this workshop is free and open to the public; however, registration is capped at 15 attendees, and we give priority to NIDILRR grantees. The Center on KTDRR does not cover travel costs for attendees. Registration closed 5:00 p.m. Central on April 20, 2022.

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About the Presenters

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Mary Louise Healy has been a research administrator since 1988, at both research-intensive and predominantly undergraduate institutions, public and private. Since November 2011, she has led the research administration staff of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) at Johns Hopkins University, first as Associate Director and currently (since September 2017) as Assistant Dean for Research Administration. As such is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of all awards for the School, totaling approximately $85 million per year. She serves as advisor to the Vice Dean for Natural Sciences on all matters relating to sponsored projects, including funding trends and policy formulation.

Prior to her position in KSAS, she worked at Towson University for 21 years, first as Assistant Director of the Office of Research Administration (1990-1994), then as Director of that office (1994-2007), and finally as Assistant Vice President for Research (2008-2011). At Towson University, she was responsible for all pre- and post-award activities of the University, including financial post-award and compliance functions. Before joining Towson, Mary Louise served first as Research Services Assistant then as Sponsored Projects Specialist at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Research Administration, first concentrating on identifying funding opportunities then moving into day-to-day proposal and award management.

Mary Louise is a long-time member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), is a past member of the NCURA Board of Directors, and is currently a Peer Reviewer and Traveling Faculty member. She is a 2021 recipient of the NCURA Julia Jacobsen Distinguished Service Award. Mary Louise is currently serving as a mentor in the NCURA Region II Cheryl-Lee Howard Mentor Me Program. She has presented extensively at national and regional meetings. Mary Louise is a graduate of the NCURA Leadership Development Institute and Executive Leadership Program.

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Mark Bayer is an international keynote speaker, course presenter, and executive coach specializing in strategic communication, legislative strategy, and the art and science of persuasion.

A former Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during a 20- year career working in the U.S. Congress, Mark created the RISE SystemTM (Raising the Influence of Scientists and Engineers). RISE is designed to help scientists, engineers, and executives get research funding, advance their careers, and effectively communicate the real-world importance of their work to their most important stakeholders, including potential employers, investors, policymakers and the public.

The RISE SystemTM is based on Mark's academic training in rhetoric and persuasion and his real-world experience working in Congress to rapidly distill complex policies, craft strategies to advance high-profile initiatives, and concisely explain them to the stakeholders who could advance, or derail, their progress, such as Members of Congress and journalists from The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and many others.

Mark has appeared in Science, Forbes, The New Yorker, TeenVOGUE, and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. He has been featured in IEEE-USA's "Lessons on Leadership" column and serves as a guest lecturer in the Science Policy Bootcamp course at Cornell University's Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering.

Host of the weekly podcast “When Science Speaks”, Mark explores communications, science policy, and career issues affecting grad students, PhDs, entrepreneurs, and senior scientists.

Mark is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Master in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.