How to influence as an ADVOCATE
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How to influence as an ADVOCATE

Master the art of being an change agent in the political arena, community, or workplace.
4.0 (2 ratings)
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119 students enrolled
Created by Lisa Gibson
Last updated 1/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 16 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Influence decision makers to support their cause, issue or initiative
  • Use advocacy techniques to create a social or political movement
  • Choose which types of advocacy are appropriate for given situation
  • Use media to do advocacy
  • Enlist other advocates to support your mission
  • Build effective partnerships
  • Implement institutional change
  • Develop an effective advocacy strategy from beginning to end
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Requirements
  • Ability to watch video on your computer.
Description

Influence is about having the capacity to effect the character, development or behavior of someone or something. We are being influenced and influencing others from the time we are small children. No where is the power of influence more pronounced then in advocacy. Advocacy involves speaking out about a cause, issue or people group with the intention of influencing others to support that cause.

In this course you will learn:

  • What advocacy is
  • The types of advocacy
  • How advocacy can be used to create political or social change
  • The components of a successful advocacy initiative
  • How advocacy differs from education
  • The types of personalities or gifts that are needed to be effective advocates
  • The different roles advocates play in an advocacy campaign or initiative
  • How to use social media and traditional media to get your message out to the world
  • How to develop an effective partnership
  • Learn about great political movements throughout history and why they were successful
  • Acquire the skills necessary to be an effectivde advocate in your workplace, family, community or legislature

If you see things in society that need change and you don't know how to get there, this course is for you.

If you work for a nonprofit, campaign, or within a business where you want to be an agent of change, this course is for you.

If you are fascinated with politics and how political or social movements really happen, this course is for you.

This course is done by video with powerpoint slides. It will take a couple hours to complete and can be done at your own pace.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for people who have no background in influencing as an advocate but who have a desire to be an effective agent of change in their workplace or community.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to advocacy
11 Lectures 58:18
Introduction to the course
07:20

What is advocacy
01:44

Why do we need advocates and Information dynamics
06:32

Change agents
01:39

Types of advocacy
05:59


Model for institutional change
05:13

Advocate roles
06:02

Advocacy continuum
10:21

Importance of positioning yourself as an expert
07:15

Advocate hurdles
02:42
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Strategy
6 Lectures 44:11
Developing an advocacy strategy
11:27

Fundamentals of an effective advocacy strategy
07:33

What activities are advocates involved in
08:43

Data, stories and experiences
04:26


Using diverse media tools
03:22
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Partnership
3 Lectures 15:55
The process of partnership
06:03

Advantages of partnership
04:20

Working in partnership
05:32
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Asking in such a way to move people to action
2 Lectures 15:37
How to ask so that people will listen?
10:17

How to ask so that people will listen? (continued)
05:20
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Quiz
1 Lecture 00:00
Quiz
1 page
About the Instructor
Lisa Gibson
4.2 Average rating
8 Reviews
361 Students
5 Courses
Internationally acclaimed author, attorney, speaker

Lisa Gibson, JD is a #1 International Best Selling and award winning author of seven books, an attorney, college instructor, conflict expert, and health advocate.

She has been featured in CNN, ABC, Fox, MSNBC, BBC, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and countless others.