How to Conduct a Training Workshop for Your Unit

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How to Conduct a Training
Workshop for Your Unit
Lisa Cavin
Professional Relations Chair
CAN Coordinator
Texas CEC
Keep it Simple
Don’t assume your audience members know
more than they do.
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The legislative process
Representatives
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Who they are
How to contact them
Critical issues
CEC’s Position on the issues
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.
Use Your CEC Resources
PowerPoint Presentations
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Advocacy
Policy Issues
Funding Issues
Edit to fit your audience/needs
CEC Staff Resources
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Advice
Materials
Website - demonstration
Effective Advocacy
Etiquette and decorum
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Be concise, communicative,
knowledgeable.
Phone calls
 Visits
 Letters
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Who to contact
Know your representatives.
 Know committee membership.
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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.
Maintain Your Focus
Children
Families
Teachers
Schools
Thanks for your time and attention!
Lisa Cavin
[email protected]
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