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WASDA Regional Meeting on Advocacy - Eau Claire
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In this session, you will receive more information on the SAA’s evidence-based policy agenda and communication strategy, including training materials and common talking points. Most importantly, you will also participate in a facilitated discussion with your colleagues on how the administrative team advocacy model and communications strategy could work in your district.

10/29/2014
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:00 AM
Where: Holiday Inn
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, Wisconsin  54701
United States
Contact: Jessica Schwedrsky
(608) 729-6648


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Changing The Conversation: 

The SAA’s Move To Evidence-Based Legislative Advocacy

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In the past two legislative sessions the SAA has been reasonably effective playing defense on a political playing field defined by opponents of public education.  However, we’ve reached a tipping point inside the Capitol.  Legislators that truly support public education are dwindling in number and education policy is being developed based on ideology, not evidence.  We can no longer change the results in the Capitol by focusing exclusively on the short-term reactive strategy.  We must begin the long-term process of re-building an evidence-based playing field that focuses on those issues that matter for the children in this state.

The SAA is working to change the conversation by:

  • Developing an evidence-based policy agenda.
  • Communicating the importance of the agenda, as well as the value of public education, to the media, our public, opinion leaders and lawmakers.
  • Engaging SAA members more systematically around a district administrative team advocacy model.

This is the most important change in our approach to advocacy and influence in the SAA’s 24-year history.  The leadership of WASDA members will be critical to the success of this new approach.  In this session, you will receive more information on the SAA’s evidence-based policy agenda and communication strategy, including training materials and common talking points.  Most importantly, you will also participate in a facilitated discussion with your colleagues on how the administrative team advocacy model and communications strategy could work in your district.

All WASDA members are encouraged to attend this closed-door session to help shape this fundamental change in our approach to advocacy.

 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be issued if cancellation is made to the WASDA office (608-242-1090 or wasda@wasda.org) by noon on Friday, October 24th. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received after this date or if the registrant is a no show.


Changing The Conversation: 

The SAA’s Move To Evidence-Based Legislative Advocacy

Click Here for Complete Program


In the past two legislative sessions the SAA has been reasonably effective playing defense on a political playing field defined by opponents of public education.  However, we’ve reached a tipping point inside the Capitol.  Legislators that truly support public education are dwindling in number and education policy is being developed based on ideology, not evidence.  We can no longer change the results in the Capitol by focusing exclusively on the short-term reactive strategy.  We must begin the long-term process of re-building an evidence-based playing field that focuses on those issues that matter for the children in this state.

The SAA is working to change the conversation by:

  • Developing an evidence-based policy agenda.
  • Communicating the importance of the agenda, as well as the value of public education, to the media, our public, opinion leaders and lawmakers.
  • Engaging SAA members more systematically around a district administrative team advocacy model.

This is the most important change in our approach to advocacy and influence in the SAA’s 24-year history.  The leadership of WASDA members will be critical to the success of this new approach.  In this session, you will receive more information on the SAA’s evidence-based policy agenda and communication strategy, including training materials and common talking points.  Most importantly, you will also participate in a facilitated discussion with your colleagues on how the administrative team advocacy model and communications strategy could work in your district.

All WASDA members are encouraged to attend this closed-door session to help shape this fundamental change in our approach to advocacy.

Changing The Conversation: 

The SAA’s Move To Evidence-Based Legislative Advocacy

Click Here for Complete Program


In the past two legislative sessions the SAA has been reasonably effective playing defense on a political playing field defined by opponents of public education.  However, we’ve reached a tipping point inside the Capitol.  Legislators that truly support public education are dwindling in number and education policy is being developed based on ideology, not evidence.  We can no longer change the results in the Capitol by focusing exclusively on the short-term reactive strategy.  We must begin the long-term process of re-building an evidence-based playing field that focuses on those issues that matter for the children in this state.

The SAA is working to change the conversation by:

  • Developing an evidence-based policy agenda.
  • Communicating the importance of the agenda, as well as the value of public education, to the media, our public, opinion leaders and lawmakers.
  • Engaging SAA members more systematically around a district administrative team advocacy model.

This is the most important change in our approach to advocacy and influence in the SAA’s 24-year history.  The leadership of WASDA members will be critical to the success of this new approach.  In this session, you will receive more information on the SAA’s evidence-based policy agenda and communication strategy, including training materials and common talking points.  Most importantly, you will also participate in a facilitated discussion with your colleagues on how the administrative team advocacy model and communications strategy could work in your district.

All WASDA members are encouraged to attend this closed-door session to help shape this fundamental change in our approach to advocacy.

Changing The Conversation: 

The SAA’s Move To Evidence-Based Legislative Advocacy

Click Here for Complete Program


In the past two legislative sessions the SAA has been reasonably effective playing defense on a political playing field defined by opponents of public education.  However, we’ve reached a tipping point inside the Capitol.  Legislators that truly support public education are dwindling in number and education policy is being developed based on ideology, not evidence.  We can no longer change the results in the Capitol by focusing exclusively on the short-term reactive strategy.  We must begin the long-term process of re-building an evidence-based playing field that focuses on those issues that matter for the children in this state.

The SAA is working to change the conversation by:

  • Developing an evidence-based policy agenda.
  • Communicating the importance of the agenda, as well as the value of public education, to the media, our public, opinion leaders and lawmakers.
  • Engaging SAA members more systematically around a district administrative team advocacy model.

This is the most important change in our approach to advocacy and influence in the SAA’s 24-year history.  The leadership of WASDA members will be critical to the success of this new approach.  In this session, you will receive more information on the SAA’s evidence-based policy agenda and communication strategy, including training materials and common talking points.  Most importantly, you will also participate in a facilitated discussion with your colleagues on how the administrative team advocacy model and communications strategy could work in your district.

All WASDA members are encouraged to attend this closed-door session to help shape this fundamental change in our approach to advocacy.