Federal Advocacy Workspace

Each workspace includes an interactive tool to help you develop each aspect of your advocacy toolkit, as well as several videos and PDF documents. Together these tools will help you develop the skills and understanding you need to effectively engage with elected officials. 

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The course is offered in eight, self-paced workspaces:

  • The Power of Advocacy (Course Introduction)

  • SMART Strategy

  • Knowing Your Legislators and Crafting an Impactful Message

  • Writing an Effective Email

  • Planning an Effective Meeting

  • Planning an Effective Site Visit

  • Planning an Effective Phone Call

  • Following Up and Keeping Their Attention

Additionally, each workspace can be completed in 30-60 minutes. For the best experience, we encourage you to take the lessons in order.

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Credits: Three (3) credits in the NLC University Training Program (for NLC members).
Fee: $0

For questions or troubleshooting, please email university@nlc.org