Engaging the Public Sector

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Engaging the Public Sector

As chamber executives, our jobs require us to work with a wide variety of people to get things done. It is critical that chambers and the professionals who manage them develop a strategy for engaging the public sector.


Dig Deeper


Engaging the Public Sector: A Toolkit

  • Chamber executives share their tips and best practices for working with those in the public sector.

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People; Vanessa Van Edwards

  • New approaches to building relationships and understanding human behavior.

Unite and Conquer; Kyrsten Sinema

  • Explore tactics for building strong connections with unlikely allies and expanding your network of potential partners.
Ask Yourself


  • What are our organizational priorities, and how can we set up our governance structures and rules of engagement to help meet those priorities?
  • Who are our natural allies in this work, and who may think differently than we do? How can we start building relationships with these groups?
  • Which of our members will be most interested in this issue? Who else might we need to pull into a winning coalition to engage the public sector?
Ask Yourself


Has your organization implemented new ideas inspired by the Horizon Initiative? Email notes about your innovation to Horizon@ACCE.org to share with the chamber industry. Be sure to include links.