Workshops: Using Your Story to Influence Decision Makers; and Developing your Pitch

June 22, 2020

Disability Voices Tasmania are running free online workshops for people with disability to learn how to tell their story and make an impact. Registration closes soon.

Over two online sessions via Zoom* we will build skills in using our stories and voices in powerful and effective ways.

Led by Rodney Croome, Tasmanian of the Year 2015 for campaigning for the rights of the LGBTIQ community and Robin Banks, former Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner. Rodney and Robin are founders of the Inglis Clark Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.

WORKSHOP 1 - With Auslan interpretation, bookings before 23 June at 4pm are essential!

Session 1: Thursday 25 June, 7 - 9pm
Using your story to influence decision makers:

• How stories have influenced social justice and human rights campaigns
• How different parts of a story are useful to different situations
Developing and practicing your story

Session 2: Thursday 2 July, 7 - 9pm
Developing your pitch:

• How do we know who needs to hear our proposal?
• How do we get time with politicians and other decision makers?
• Is a meeting enough, or is more needed?

WORKSHOP 2 - No Auslan interpretation, bookings by 25 June are essential!

Session 1: Saturday 27 June, 11am - 1pm
Using your story to influence decision makers:

• How stories have influenced social justice and human rights campaigns
• How different parts of a story are useful to different situations
• Developing and practicing your story

Session 2: Saturday 4 July, 11am - 1pm
Developing your pitch:

• How do we know who needs to hear our proposal?
• How do we get time with politicians and other decision makers?
• Is a meeting enough, or is more needed?

Professional captioning available if requested.

All sessions will be recorded and provided to attendees.

To register: contact Disability Voices Tasmania

call 6215 6800 or email projects@disabilityvoicestas.org.au

*Zoom is an online video conferencing program - watch out videos to learn more about using Zoom

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