|Title||Advocacy Skills and Strategies|
Successful advocates utilize a toolbox of strategies to advance their cause. These strategies include: understanding the lobbying regulations, knowing the how the legislature and congress work officially and behind the scenes, understanding regulatory reform, undertaking research which provides facts and figures to bolster a given argument, knowing how to build partners across sectors who will support the cause, understanding how to use the media and build public support. This class will provide students with a framework for conceptualizing and carrying out advocacy campaigns. Each student will be asked to apply what is learned in class to the development of a comprehensive advocacy campaign. Students may work individually but are encouraged to work in small groups on a specific public policy or state legislative campaign.
This course is taught by Howard Wayne and Pat Libby.