November Advocacy Tip: Legislative Advocacy Conference Nov. 4

This year’s WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference is this Saturday, November 4 in Stevens Point. Online registration is closed but onsite registration will be available so you can still attend even if you haven’t registered yet.

We will have several sessions focused on advocacy tips and techniques including a panel of school board members who will talk about how they advocate for their schools with lawmakers.  Agreeing to appear on our panel are:

• Jim Bowman, Clerk, Appleton Area School Board
• Teresa Ford, Vice President, Howard-Suamico School Board
• Doug Mering, Vice President, Baraboo School Board

Hear how they have become effective advocates for their schools and the children in their districts and the impact their efforts are having on shaping legislative decision making.

Dan Rossmiller, WASB Government Relations Director, will also be conducting an Advocacy 101 session.  While school boards have options as to how they structure their legislative advocacy, some options are more effective than others. Learn what these options are, how boards and individual board members can be more effective advocates while avoiding potential legal pitfalls, and how the WASB can help you in this informative, how-to session.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how to be an effective advocate for your schools, your students and your communities.  Please join us at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point on Nov. 4.

View Conference information, including agenda, featured speakers and registration information and directions.