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Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive – Cairns

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Location: QLD Regional , Queensland ( James Cook University: The Library (Building B001 Room 124) McGregor Road Smithfield QLD 4870 Australia) Event Dates:   16 October 2019 - 17 October 2019

Event Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (AEST) Organisation: For Purpose Contact Name: Connie Giorgi Contact Phone: +61423425679 Contact Email: Cost: 499.00 Posted: 02 September 2019

Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive – Cairns


The Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive will cover the following topics:

Theory on how social change happens
The policy development cycle
The political process and points of influence
Articulating a clear problem and ask
Communicating clear messages and making the case for change
Developing advocacy strategies
Prioritisation and resourcing
Tools for change
Identifying innovative advocacy tactics
Case studies from across the for purpose sector
At the end of the 2 Day, Intensive participants will be able to develop tailored advocacy strategies for their organisations with innovative tactics to achieve your desired policy outcomes.

Who should attend this Policy and Advocacy 2 Day Intensive?

This 2 Day Intensive has been developed for people working in the not-for-profit or for the purpose sector. It is for anyone seeking to influence government, particularly people working in policy, advocacy, government relations, and communication roles.

About the facilitator

Caterina Giorgi is the Founder of For Purpose, a social business working with for purpose professionals to develop their skills, share ideas and work collaboratively to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

Caterina has worked in the for purpose sector in a range of policy, advocacy and sector development roles.

Caterina has presented at national and international conferences on public health policy research, advocacy, government relations, and public policy. She also delivers policy, advocacy, social change, and government relations training across Australia.


Thank you so much for a fabulous 2 days! I’ve attended many advocacy workshops and training and by far For Purpose was the best training on advocacy ever. Caterina was a great facilitator who was personable and had so much first-hand experience to share with us. I didn’t leave feeling like ‘this is all impossible’ but rather I feel well equipped to make change happen for the people my organisation represents.

David Briggs, NSW, Council for Intellectual Disability

‘I want to thank you for holding such an inspiring and useful workshop. It was most definitely one of the best workshops that I have attended. I was so excited when I got home, instead of switching off, I switched on and have been madly trying to find the best ‘ask’ for the campaign’.

Elissa Shuey, Anglicare NT, Darwin

“Caterina, you are an endless source of knowledge and experience, and I’m so grateful that you have decided to share that knowledge with the for purpose sector and empower us all to have a greater impact. Your training is a step above the rest in the sector…. It was a well-balanced mix of learning new theories and applying them to a practice advocacy strategy; and the networking was a benefit too.”

Erin Barry, Director, Policy, Youth Coalition of the ACT

“The For Purpose Advocacy and Policy Bootcamp was a great insight into the world of lobbying and government relations. The content was presented in a way that was accessible and easy applied to my work, as a novice in the world of advocacy this was really important for me. Caterina is an engaging and inspiring presenter and her ongoing support and generosity with her time has been invaluable as we’ve developed and implemented our advocacy plan.”

Catherine Halkon, Telethon Kids Institute

“This is one of the most useful and inspiring trainings I’ve attended.I wish I knew these things earlier and feel more skilled to promote change in the ways I want to.”

Fiona Hunt QCOSS

Event Category: Education | Other | Policy / Government

Event Type: Workshop

Enquiries: Contact Phone +61423425679


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