ADVOCACY TRAINING ~ REDEFINING THE HELPER’S ROLE
Central to the tenants of Transformative conflict resolution theory is a strong belief in the capacity of people to effectively engage other persons and institutions in ways that are faithful to their needs and responsive to the perspectives and expectations of others. Also central to Transformative theory is a belief that people are strongly motivated to do so! These premises deeply inform one’s understanding of what it means to advocate for or help others, especially when those we seek to help are facing challenging and difficult situations that involve interacting with organizations or systems.
CDRC’s advocacy training builds on the relational world view that equips participants with the understanding and skills needed to support people as they consider how they want to engage individuals and systems. Self-determination and empowerment resonate deeply at the core of this training, informing the advocate’s role as primarily non-directive and elicitive in nature. Key skill include: ways the advocate can create space, support conflict transformation, and engage with clients in effective problem-solving and are developed through role plays.
Audience: Any and all community service staff and volunteers in various settings, including non-profits, schools, and health care.
Length: 6 Hours
For more information contact Jeff Shepardson.