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RMIT Community Advocacy Unit Workshop Series

Posted in Events by wynne.ma on August 18th, 2008

THE ADVOCACY TOOLKIT a practical weekend workshop series for community activists

COMMUNICATION KNOW HOW
Date: Saturday 13 September
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • Speak confidently and effectively in public
  • Manage high-pressure interactions with decision-makers
  • Create presentations that educate, inspire and persuade

GRANT SEEKING KNOW HOW
Date: Saturday 20 September
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • Find the money from governments, trusts and companies
  • Tailor your project to the priorities of a funding body
  • Write an effective grant application

LOBBYING KNOW HOW
Date: Saturday 4 October
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • Have an impact on the policy making process
  • Develop a targeted lobbying strategy to achieve your goals
  • Conduct an interview with a member of parliament

MEDIA KNOW HOW
Date: Saturday 11 October
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • Plan a media campaign for maximum ‘newsworthiness’
  • Write a media release that grabs attention
  • Give a media interview that gets your message across

VENUE: RMIT City Campus, Swanston Street, Melbourne.
All venues are disability accessible. Full venue details and a campus plan will be provided on confirmation of registration.

COST: $100 inc GST for four workshops or $30 inc GST per workshop for members of unfunded community groups. $240 inc GST for four workshops or $70 inc GST per workshop for members of funded NGOs.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is essential. Places are strictly limited to 20 per workshop, so please register early! Full registration details available from www.rmit.edu.au/advocacy.

FURTHER INFO: Visit www.rmit.edu.au/advocacy or contact Gillian in the RMIT Community Advocacy Unit on 03 9925 2910 or at advocacy @rmit.edu.au.

The Advocacy Toolkit

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