Archive | December, 2012

2013 Citizen Lobbyist Training

ESPC again offers workshop on Wyo Legislature

Learn advocacy skills needed to influence decisions in Cheyenne

It’s that time of year once again. The Equality State Policy Center’s 2013 Citizen Lobbyist Training is just around the corner. And this year, we’re adding a new twist with issue workshops as options for those who do not want to take the afternoon tour of the state Capitol.

Mock committee hearing at The Plains

Online Registration now available

To register, click here. (For more information, please call Dan Neal at 307-472-5939.) The ESPC’s Citizen Lobbyist Training is widely recognized as the best short-course available to understand the workings of the Wyoming Legislature. The workshop educates citizens about the legislative process and how they can effectively influence public policy-making. This year’s Citizen Lobbyist Training will be conducted Jan. 9 starting at 8 a.m. at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne. Participants in the training learn how a bill becomes law. Experienced lobbyists who work for ESPC member organizations outline the attributes of an effective lobbyist and teach attendees how to testify before a legislative committee. Other presentations outline how citizens can get the attention of legislators and affect their policy deliberations from home. Sitting legislators offer their perspectives on lobbying and discuss approaches that work – and that don’t work – with them. We’ll offer a virtual tour of the Legislature’s website, which has become a key resource for tracking developments during and following each session. The training also will include a real tour of the Wyoming Capitol and the opportunity to practice new lobbying skills on legislators. And in the 2013 training, we will offer 60-75 minute workshops on a number of issues. Please check back here for more news about workshop topics and presentations. The training attracts citizens from all walks of life, including students, representatives of nonprofit groups and people who simply want to learn more about lawmaking in Wyoming. The training fee is $50. The fee helps us defray the cost of lunch and snacks on site. We offer a discount to $25 for attendees affiliated with ESPC groups. The fee is not meant to be prohibitive, however, and we offer scholarships to participants who need assistance.
Comments are closed