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Advocacy Training


 

YWCA of Northeast Kansas and the Community Resources Council are partnering for an innovative new event. 

The Advocacy Series will consist of three half day events featuring knowledgeable educators, advocacy basics, and specialized government information.

 

November 2: ADVOCACY BASICS

8:00am - 9:30am - Advocacy Basics
Educator: Kansas Action for Children
Content: Why is it important? How can non-profits get involved? What is the difference between politics/lobbying and advocacy? What are the limitations for non-profits? What skills and staff do you need?

9:30am - 10:00am - Networking Snack Break

10:00am - 11:30am - Storytelling
Educator: Chris Keshaun
Content: How to tell your story. Why storytelling is an effective tool.

11:30am - Noon - Wrap up and Q&A 

 

 

November 8: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

8:00am - 9:30am - What Does Local Government Do?
Educator: Mayor Larry Wolgast, County Commissioner Shelly Buhler
Content: What are the branches of local government? How do they interact?

9:30am - 10:00am - Networking Snack Break

10:00am - 11:30am - How to Influence Local Government
Educator: Joan Wagnon
Content: Panel to include several branches of local government

11:30am - Noon - Wrap up and Q&A

 

 

November 17: NUTS & BOLTS: STATE AND FEDERAL

 

8:00am - 9:30am - Nuts & Bolts on State Legislature
Educator: Joan Wagnon
Content: How does a bill become law, legislative process, how to get a bill introduced.

9:30am - 10:00am - Networking Snack Break

10:00am - 11:00am - Panel
Facilitator: Ann Mah
Panelist: Panel to include legislator, state official, senator and lobbyist

11:00am - Noon - How Congress Works
Facilitator: Joan Wagnon