Effective Advocacy Skills and Strategies

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					                          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
• 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 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
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
• 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
                          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.

 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.
                                                                        • 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.
                                                                          Alternatively, you can be transferred to a workshop on
         OR                                                               another date (if places are available) for no cost. Refunds
   Ë     I would like to receive details of upcoming PIAC
         workshops (your details will be placed on the PIAC
                                                                          cannot be made for cancellations less than 7 days before
                                                                          the training or if you don’t come to the course on the day.
         training list and will be not be used for any other              Re-allocations can be made at any time.

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                                        registration for the Effective Advocacy Skills
                                                                                                     $150 being payment for

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 Enquiries to Carolyn Grenville ( or Katharine Slattery (                    Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)                      
  PIAC is an independent, non profit legal and policy centre which was established in Sydney in 1982. It strives
  to foster a fair and just society by empowering disadvantaged citizens, consumers and communities through
  strategic test case litigation, policy intervention and community education. The Centre’s work emphasises
  effective public access to information, participation in society’s governance and accountability of the public,
  private and community sectors.

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