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(Free One Day workshop)
Presented by the Australian Women’s Coalition with the support of Zonta International District 24 and the Australian Medical Association. Workshop facilitator: Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) PIAC is an independent, non-profit legal and policy centre. It is the oldest public interest law organisation in Australia and continues to be at the forefront of public interest law. Since 1997 PIAC has been bringing skills and expertise developed as part of its core business of public interest advocacy to training community workers, campaigners, activists and anyone who wants to promote their cause and contribute to making public policy and improving service delivery for clients and communities. Workshop Content A practical one day course for community workers, advocates and campaigners to enable you to be more effective in your advocacy work. The interactive workshop format uses small group problem solving, role play and case studies. There are three modules:
Lobbying Skills Planning effective lobbying and delegations Determining the target Goals, allies and opponents, lobbying kit, follow up
Negotiation Skills Principles of interest based negotiation Using emotions Tools and tips Planning negotiation
Media Skills Emotion and the media What makes a story newsworthy? Writing a media message What makes a good media release?
Workshops Learning Objectives Participants will be able to: • Identify current important advocacy issues • Advocate for these issues within decision-making forums • Undertake lobbying delegations using a consistent, best-practice approach • Plan for and manage negotiations when advocating • Use the media to advocate for their issues
practice What makes a good media release? .45 .15 – 4.30 Registration Introduction Training objectives.00 – 11.45 1.15 – 1.15 2.00 11.activity Tips for working with the media .00 9.00 – 9. agenda and participants’ learning goals What are the current advocacy issues? Lobbying and delegations (small group problem solving and debrief) Planning an effective delegation Determining decision-makers – targets Allies and opponents.15 11.30 4.30 – 11.45 – 2.30 – 4.Effective Advocacy Skills and Strategies Free One Day Workshop Agenda Objectives Participants will be able to: • Identify current important advocacy issues • Advocate for these issues within decision-making forums • Undertake lobbying delegations using a consistent. lobbying kit and follow up Lobbying tips and strategies Advocacy by letter Morning tea Negotiation skills and strategies Introduction to negotiations Skills of a good negotiator activity Introduction to the basics of ‘principled’ or ‘interest based’ negotiations approach (the ‘Getting to Yes’ approach Using emotions when you negotiate Planning for negotiation – planning in two groups towards a role play of a relevant negotiation scenario Lunch Negotiation skills and strategies continued Role play and debrief Media skills and strategies (includes break) Emotion and the media What makes a story newsworthy? Writing a media message .00 1. best-practice approach • Plan for and manage negotiations when advocating • Use the media to advocate for their issues 8.30 – 9. goals.00 – 1.brainstorm Managing interviews (if time permits) Evaluation and close 9.