Media and Advocacy Skills Training
We are pleased to invite guides in the South Areas to a two-part special training entitled-Media and Advocacy Skills Training to be coordinated by the Communications Commissioner. Please note the following:
Dates: Saturday 23rd January and Saturday 20th February 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room, Oilfield Workers Trade Union, 99A Circular Road, San Fernando. (next to Creative Arts Centre)
Target Audience: Senior & Ranger Guides and Young Leaders (Mature Junior Guides welcomed)
THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU:
Packed Lunch and snack, Laptop/Tablet (if you have one), Materials to take notes. Drinks will be provided.
Dress: Girl Guides Regulation Polo or Round-Neck T-shirt (white / blue) and Jeans
Overall Aims and Objectives of Training:-
Provide participants with
- Greater confidence when talking to the media
- Skills to deliver clear and effective messages
- The ability to interpret and engage your audience
- Techniques for dealing with unexpected and challenging questions - An understanding of how to create and deliver effective sound bytes
Content and Methodology:-
The Sessions will make use of interactive games, online media, the WAGGGS Advocacy Toolkit and other printed material, visiting speakers, mock interviews, and public speaking opportunities.
The two-part sessions at each location will focus on:-
- Understanding different media in Trinidad and Tobago
- How to prepare for the interview
- Pitching your key message (s)
- Creating sound bytes
- Handling difficult questions
- Basics of photography for media
- Understanding Advocacy
- Why is Advocacy important and how does it work?
- Examples of young advocates
- Developing a successful advocacy plan
- Exploring possible partnerships in Trinidad and Tobago