Interested in learning how you can become a more effective leader and advocate for conservation? Designed for conservation district officials, and made possible through the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation, this PowerPoint presentation was used in an interactive training session developed by NACD staff and leadership explores topics including: leadership expectations, political engagement, shaping public opinion, gaining positive media coverage, and developing and expanding partnerships.
This document includes background information on the topics presented. You’ll find sample oaths of office, a detailed description of NACD’s policy process, examples of how to write an effective email to your Representatives, tips for hosting lawmakers on a conservation tour, sample op eds and a guide for building effective coalitions.
These worksheets pertain to leadership expectations, board-staff relations, political advocacy, shaping public opinion and coalition building. These worksheets should be completed while the training is being conducted.
This document is intended for advocacy training facilitators and contains the answer key to the participant worksheets, as well as the background information provided in the participant handout.