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AFP Foundation NJ & PA : Certification Level 2 - Bordentown

Grassroots Leadership Academy

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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You have been invited to join the NJ and PA chapters of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation for an exciting training event developed by the Grassroots Leadership Academy.

Level 2: Community Mobilizer Certification

Building upon the skills learned during Grassroots Activist Certification, the Community Mobilizer six-week session program will leave activists with the ability to effectively recruit, motivate and mobilize other citizens to the cause.

 Session 1: “The Institutions of a Free Society & The Structure of Social Change”

Participants will discuss the key institutions that can lead to well-being and learn how individuals who work together can impact those institutions to create well-being in society. Individuals will also explore the concept of the “Structure of Social Change,” which explains how the ideas of a free society can be translated into real change by citizen action.

Session 2: “The Leadership Toolbox”

This session will discuss ways to recruit, motivate and retain like-minded volunteer activists to a cause. Students will learn

the key differences between leadership and management, the value of being a servant leader, and the keys for inspiration. Participants will also discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the types of motivations people have for getting involved in grassroots movements.

 Session 3: “Building the Movement”

Participants will learn how to identify a volunteer’s talents and how to use them to elevate their team. Students will also discuss why hierarchical structures and bureaucracies fail to succeed in the world of grassroots organizing and will understand why the “Snowflake Management Model” — a more balanced power structure — helps teammates succeed and feel valued.

 Session 4: “Persuading Others Online & Protecting Your Good Name”

Every story operates under a certain framework – the philosophy that certain elements of a story are emphasized to influence a particular narrative. This is even more true in the limited spaces of digital media. Participants in this session will learn some best practices for creating effective, compelling posts on various digital media platforms. Participants will also discuss potential opportunities and pitfalls that can come from being a more high-profile activist in their communities, and methods to protect their reputation.

Session 5: “ Understanding Alinsky Tactics and Building Coalitions”

This session will review the “Father of Community Organizing,” Saul Alinsky, his 13 rules for successful grassroots actions, and discuss whether his tactics can be used by

a free and open society. Participants will also discuss the benefits of seeking and creating coalitions to affect change.

Session 6: “S.M.A.R.T. Action”

Participants learn how to define a goal, create a simple strategic outline, and determine appropriate tactics that aid in identifying, educating, and mobilizing. Individuals will work in teams to create a basic tactical plan and end the evening by presenting their plan to the entire group.

By filling out this registration form, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age.

By attending this Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) event, you irrevocably consent and authorize AFP Foundation and its affiliates, related companies, and contractors, to record, film, photograph, or capture during the event and related events your likeness or image in any media whatsoever and to distribute, use, broadcast, or disseminate into perpetuity such media for any purpose whatsoever without any further approval from or any payment to you. The images in all media will constitute AFP Foundation sole property. You further agree that you will not record, reproduce, or transmit from the place of performance, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, any portion of, or the entirety of, any AFP Foundation event in the absence of the specific written permission of AFP Foundation. AFP Foundation retains the exclusive copyright to all materials that may be distributed at the event, unless otherwise noted, and all video or audio recordings of all AFP Foundation Events.

Have questions about AFP Foundation NJ & PA : Certification Level 2 - Bordentown? Contact Grassroots Leadership Academy

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Hilton Home2 Suites
840 Route 206 Bordentown
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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