Effective Communication for Social Change

Ryerson University,
350 Victoria St, International Living & Learning Centre 100
Tickets Purchase tickets : $35.00 CAD
This course has already taken place.

Note: You must purchase a ticket on Eventbrite here! Buying a ticket also gets you access to our Fundamentals of Persuasive Public Speaking event on February 26th!

The good work of too many NGOs is not known outside of their base. This affects fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and campaign effectiveness.

The Institute for Change Leaders is excited to offer this customized workshop to help improve your ability to communicate effectively with key audiences and the abundance of vehicles available to you to accomplish your communication goals. You will learn how to craft your stories to move your supporters and your community to action.

Effective Communication for Social Change

You will be shown how to craft your stories to move your supporters and your community to action.

We will help you refine your messages, improve your individual skills in presenting them and strategies to improve your profile and effectiveness.

The institute has recruited one of Canada’s veteran media relations and presentation trainers for these workshops. Patrick Gossage will lead this training alongside Distinguished Visiting Professor Olivia Chow.

The course will include presentations, mock sessions, critiques and coaching.

WHEN: March 5th, 2019, 6pm-9pm

WHO: Patrick Gossage, one of Canada's premier media relations experts, former Press Secretary for Pierre Trudeau and founder of Media Profile; joined by Olivia Chow.

Students who need a subsidy to attend can email [email protected] Subsidies are given based on need (income-based need, supporting the training of Indigenous organizers, being a student, etc.).

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