EmpowerU!  Program

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UF/IFAS Extension - Brevard County

3695 Lake Drive

Cocoa, FL 32926

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Join us to develop your communication skills and learn how to meaningfully engage decision-makers about issues you are concerned about!

About this event

EmpowerU is a new hybrid program that is designed to grow your skills on how to use science-based information to meaningfully engage decision-makers about issues you are concerned about. By the end of this course, you will have developed a 4-5 page roadmap to address your issue. This training will enhance your skills in the areas of interpersonal leadership, effective communication, and the development of partnerships.

Topics covered include:

  • Learn about engagement
  • Learn how to find reliable information
  • Understand influence, power, and persuasion
  • Review best practices for listening and questioning
  • Learn about framing an issue
  • Create an engagement plan

The EmpowerU program is a 6-week series (August 15 - September 23) with approximately 8 hours online training via Canvas and 3 live workshop sessions (2 via Zoom and 1 in person). Completion of all online modules and workshop sessions are required to complete the course. Please allow for at least 1-2 hours of online work each week and be able to engage in all 3 live workshop sessions.

Live Workshop Schedule:

  • August 16, 2022, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Zoom)
  • September 8, 2022, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Zoom)
  • September 21, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (In-Person at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Cocoa)

No prior knowledge is needed; only interest and willingness to engage!

For additional information and questions, please contact Community Development Agent Angelika Keene at angelika.keene@ufl.edu or (321) 633-1702

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