AFP Foundation IA, Grassroots Activist Certification, Bettendorf, Bettendorf Public Library, Thursday, 09. May 2019

Certification Requirements In order to become a certified activist, you must attend all six courses and commit to six volunteer hours during the span of the 6-week program. Each session will take place every Monday night starting May 9th until June 13th and will last between 2-3 hours.  Dinner will be provided by Grassroots Leadership Academy
Course Description This training program will consist of six courses held once a week. By attending you will learn how to effectively make the case for economic freedom,  effective messaging, and tell your story in your community. A full list of the courses and the dates that will take place can be found below:
Session 1: What If Government Didn't Do It?In this presentation, participants will learn about the key institutions of civil society, their proper roles, and how they can address the concerns of those who see the government as the solution to so many societal issues. 
Session 2: Building Communities for ActionChange isn’t created solely by one person and it doesn’t happen online. Change happens when people form relationships and trust. This session explores the art of building an effective movement by engaging in the person-to-person strategy of community building. 
Session 3: The Power of The PenInspiring others is a specific craft that stems from knowing the fundamentals of persuasive messaging. In this session, participants will master the effective tools that activists use across multiple platforms to communicate the case for freedom with various audiences. Using time-tested strategies, participants will learn how to make their messages resonate and inspire others. 
Session 4: What’s Your StoryTo engage people about issues at the deepest level, nothing beats a compelling or relatable story. In this session, participants will learn how their personal story touches others’ lives and how to use their story to explain issues in an engaging way that sparks action.” 
Session 5: #FakeNewsWhen we hear the term “Fake News,” our minds instantly think the information is false, negative, or wrong.  In this session, participants will learn key methods for discerning messages through the lens of truth vs. perception and how mastery of these skills will help to end the modern-day problem of tribalism that is plaguing our society.  
Session 6: Impacting Political LeadersOnce you’ve identified the change you want, how can you best see it through? We discuss best practices for engaging, influencing, and convincing elected officials to join your efforts for change in your state and community.

 For more information please contact Jon Lueth at 563-777-0352 or JLueth@afphq.org

Note: The Grassroots Leadership Academy has sole discretion in determining whether to accept any application to its training programs.
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Thursday, 09. May 2019, Bettendorf Public Library, AFP Foundation IA, Grassroots Activist Certification, Bettendorf

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