Two trainings will offer insights into understanding advocacy, and learning how to weave it into university life and courses.
One training for faculty and staff and another for students will cover an introduction on how to lobby, background on government relations at Illinois State University, how to incorporate both campus and alumni support in advocacy efforts, and next steps. The trainings are free, but registration is required.
Incorporating Advocacy Into Your Teaching and Research will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. This training is geared toward faculty and staff interested in learning more about advocacy work and how it can be brought into classroom curriculum and research. Refreshments will be provided. Register for the September 15 training.
So, You Want to Learn about Lobbying….will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, in the Admissions Atrium of the Bone Student Center. This training is for any student interested in learning more about advocacy work and best practices around lobbying efforts. Dinner will be provided. Register for the September 28 training.
Faculty and staff can nominate a student to participate in the September 28 training by emailing Stephanie Duquenne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The trainings will be hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Governmental Relations, Alumni Engagement, and Student Government Association.
Civic Engagement is one of Illinois State University’s core values. Event organizers believe advocacy work is one of many ways the campus community can become civically engaged. “These trainings are a campus collaboration between areas that work directly with advocacy initiatives on behalf of the University,” said Director of Alumni Engagement Stephanie Duquenne. “The goal of these trainings is to introduce resources to our campus community that they may not know currently exists and prepare them to put advocacy into action.”
For additional information, email Stephanie Duquenne at email@example.com.