National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Mississippi Valley offers free training for those living with a serious mental health condition, and their family members, on how to advocate by telling personal stories.
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Advocacy training will be 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. There is no charge and lunch is provided. Register by Tuesday at 563-386-7477 ext. 266 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session develop these skills:
• Telling a compelling story to inspire and "make an ask" in 90 seconds.
• Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making a high-impact phone call
• Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official