Effective Advocacy Skills P UBLIC I NTEREST and Strategies A DVOCACY C ENTRE Three skills-based programs in one day Wednesday 20th October 2004 - Sydney CBD Course Content PIAC Training PIAC is a Registered Training Organisation under the Australian Lobbying Skills Quality Training Framework. PIAC is registered by the NSW • Tips for effective lobbying and delegations Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board to • Determining the target deliver training, conduct assessment, and issue the training • Goals, allies and opponents, lobbying kit, follow up qualification Undertake Systems Advocacy - CHCAD3A. • Tips for lobbying politicians, bureaucrats and corporations Negotiation Skills Learning Outcomes The Undertake Systems Advocacy competency is about • Principles of negotiation advocating to ensure the rights and needs of consumers are • Being fair maintained within the broader rights and needs of the general • Preparing to negotiate community. • Coping with dirty tricks On completion of this one-day training course you will be able Media Skills to: • Planning your media message • Advocate for and facilitate the implementation of strategies • What makes a good story? developed to represent client issues within broad social, • Managing interviews political and community structures. • Writing effective media releases Assessment Assessment is not compulsory. You can attend Effective Aims Advocacy Skills & Strategies and decide not to complete the PIAC training aims to assist individuals and communities assessment. All participants who complete the full day’s training with the knowledge and skills to be effective advocates. This will receive a certificate of attendance. reflects PIAC’s aim of enhancing the responsiveness and PIAC offers two one-day public training courses to assist people representativeness of our democracy. with the skills and knowledge to be effective advocates. They are: Who should attend? • Work the System: an Introduction to Systems Advocacy (for details see separate brochure) Community workers, activists and campaigners who want • Effective Advocacy Skills and Strategies to: • Promote your issue, community or group Once you have completed both of these training courses you • Contribute to making public policy and changing laws can gain recognition of your skills by completing an assessment. • Improve service delivery to particular communities or The unit of competence you will be assessed against is from the sections of the community. Community Services Training Package: Undertake Systems Advocacy - CHCAD3A. The asssessment involves writing up a (There are no prerequisites for attending this training). report of an actual advocacy campaign that you have been involved with. Cost PIAC will endeavour to accommodate any particular The fee for the Effective Advocacy Skills and Strategies assessment needs related to cultural requirements, disability, course is $150 per person. The cost includes comprehensive language or remote location. course materials and morning and afternoon tea. This course The Undertake Systems Advocacy Unit is nationally is not subject to GST. recognised and will provide you with future opportunities to complete Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications. If you are assessed competent you will receive a certificate of attainment. This course has been approved under NFROT principles Registration Form One form per registration NAME Confirmation of Registration POSITION • A registration form is required for all participants. Registrations are processed in order of receipt. ORGANISATION MAILING ADDRESS • Places are limited so book early. Fax your registration form or book by phone to reserve your place. Payment is then due 14 days after registration. POSTCODE • If payment is not received within 14 days, your registration E-MAIL ADDRESS may be cancelled to make way for those waiting for a place. TELEPHONE • Registration will be confirmed by mail when payment is FAX received. Venue and other details will be provided with confirmation of registration. Please let us know if you have any special access needs (eg Auslan interpreter etc). Wheelchair accessible venue. Terms and Conditions Specify: • Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel, transfer to another date or nominate a substitute. (Substitute delegates are always welcome at no extra cost). Please tick the appropriate box • For cancellations more than 7 days before the training, fees Ë I wish to register for the Effective Advocacy Skills and Strategies workshop on 20 October 2004 will be refunded minus $22 (incl GST) administrative fee. 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