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1 How to Conduct a Training Workshop for Your Unit Lisa Cavin Professional Relations Chair CAN Coordinator Texas CEC

2 Keep it Simple Don’t assume your audience members know more than they do. The legislative process Representatives Who they are How to contact them Critical issues CEC’s Position on the issues

3 Cover the Basics Share the nuts and bolts of grassroots advocacy. Acquaint your membership with the CEC Legislative Action Center Website. Review policy issues and CEC’s position.

4 Use Your CEC Resources PowerPoint Presentations Advocacy Policy Issues Funding Issues Edit to fit your audience/needs CEC Staff Resources Advice Materials Website - demonstration

5 Effective Advocacy Etiquette and decorum Be concise, communicative, knowledgeable. Phone calls Visits Letters Who to contact Know your representatives. Know committee membership.

6 Enthusiasm is Contagious Smile. Be energetic about your topic. Make your presentation user-friendly. Make it practical. Give your audience something tangible to take with them.

7 Maintain Your Focus Children Families Teachers Schools

8 Thanks for your time and attention! Lisa Cavin


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