NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Training – Jan. 25

By Laurie Emerson  |  January 21, 2020  |  Featured News,Home

Never thought of yourself as an advocate? Want to make a positive change in mental health services?

Grassroots advocacy is simple; you don’t have to know about policies or politics. It’s about using your voice to influence policy makers and make a difference. Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy grassroots advocacy training. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills and help you shape a powerful and personal story that will move policy makers.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy engages you in hands-on learning to build and strengthen skills. Whether you are new to advocacy or have years of experience you will leave the training with messages, step-by-step tools and the practice you need to feel informed, confident and ready to make a difference.

This training is designed to create a skills based effective advocates. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a highly interactive and engaging workshop that employs a variety of adult learning strategies to build knowledge, confidence, and competence in:

  • Writing and delivering short and compelling personal stories that have an “ask”
  • Finding and using facts in speaking and writing
  • Preparing for and conducting a successful meeting with legislators
  • Following-up with savvy thank you notes that reinforce a key message
  • Writing focused emails that have an impact
  • Making effective phone calls

Click here to register…

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