April 26, 2011
NOTE: *8:00 AM – 3:15 PM*
6 CEU/clock hours
Location: 1947 College Road, 115 Stillman Hall, Columbus, OH
REGISTER: (fees vary and can be found on the registration form)
Services that target the individual client or consumer often miss key opportunities to create change through looking at the bigger picture: policies that impact those individuals and either support or undermine our individual work.
Public and organizational policies – from federal, state and local laws to individual workplace, educational environment or system policies – provide the foundation for our work, and a good practitioner will be aware of and work to effect change on policies when needed.
In this training, we will examine the impact of public and organizational policies on consumers and clients – and our own lives – and discuss how to advocate for policy change. Participants will have an opportunity to begin development of a simple advocacy plan to address an issue, effort or idea and gain feedback from the presenter and other training participants.
1. Examine the dynamics and reach of public and organizational policy.
2. Gain knowledge of advocacy strategy, including application tools and approaches.
3. Begin development of an individualized advocacy plan for an issue relevant to each participant.
Presenter Jim Ryan is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II with more than 25 years experience in alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention and working with youth and communities. He is also co-founder and former publisher/editor of Outlook, a newspaper targeting the gay community in Greater Columbus. Jim is president of Ryan Training & Consultation and provides services to school systems, organizations, businesses and other groups throughout the United States.