Best known as the “architect” of President Obama’s two presidential campaigns, Plouffe revolutionized how Presidential campaigns are run – and won. As Senior Advisor to President Obama in the White House, he was at the center of the debate on the key issues facing our country, from tax and entitlement reform to health care and immigration reform to foreign policy challenges.
In recent years, Plouffe served as a top executive at Uber, negotiating ride-sharing laws with dozens of countries, and helped Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan launch the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
He is the author of two New York Times best-selling books. He currently serves as a political analyst for NBC News and the host of the podcast “Campaign HQ.”
Today, Plouffe is a consultant to leading global companies in the consumer, crypto, and technology spaces. He serves on the boards of Oscar Health and the Obama Foundation and chairs the nation’s leading criminal justice and immigration advocacy groups.
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The 2024 Political Outlook
We just finished one election, but the big one is on tap. In this session with David Plouffe, campaign manager for the Obama-Biden ticket and Senior Advisor in the Obama-Biden White House, get the insider's point of view through data and from Plouffe's unique experience on what you should be thinking about regarding what will happen in Washington, DC, and what won't over the next two years, and how vital electoral trends could determine the 2024 presidential election outcome.
West Wing to the C-Suite – What Makes a Great Leader
From Congress and presidential campaign trail to the White House, corporate America and the philanthropic world, David Plouffe has had a front row seat to some of the more challenging moments in recent times. He has served as the right hand and consigliere to presidents, senators, and CEOs, and has led large organizations himself. He shares observations, lessons and engaging stories about what makes a strong and durable leader, and how best to manage crisis situations. He offers guidance about how to give yourself an opportunity to recover, and leverage moments of strength that are applicable to any sector.
How to Motivate People to Take Action
Whether it’s grassroots-fueled political campaigns, leading the efforts to organize employees and customers in regulatory fights, or working with organizations to change our criminal justice system, David Plouffe has unique insights and victories to share about when, how, and why to ask employees, voters, customers, or citizens to raise their voice to help deliver their desired outcome.
In today’s world, the most effective marketing efforts create brand loyalty by marrying smart creative strategy with grassroots activity, both on and off-line. Successful efforts must start with timely, well-written internal communications, something that often gets under-resourced in organizations. Based on both personal history and historical study, Plouffe provides a tutorial on what is, and isn’t, possible when it comes to motivating people to act.
How to Communicate and Win in a Rapidly Changing Digital Age
The pace of change is accelerating every year, bringing changes in technology, and subsequently consumer and voter behavior. Despite the plethora of avenues to reach people, delivering a consistent message to your target audience is harder than ever.
David Plouffe reveals how presidential campaigns, and the White House, combatted this by leveraging each medium to maximum effect. Additionally, Plouffe forecasts how the media landscape is likely to further change in the months and years ahead and what organizations can do to stay ahead of the curve.