This February, Advonet are running a free suite of advocacy training sessions. There are three in total, all of which will give you the skills needed to use advocacy to support the people you work with.
The first part of our course is Introduction to Advocacy, a half-day session covering the basics of what advocacy is and how it can be used. Part two is Effective Advocacy and Negotiation Skills, a longer session looking at some of the skills needed to advocate for others.
The final part is Introduction to Advocacy Specialisms. This is a longer session too, focusing on the different areas of advocacy, such as Health Complaints, Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA).

When and where?

The training sessions are at these dates and times:

  • Introduction to Advocacy – Monday 17th February – 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Effective Advocacy and Negotiation Skills – Tuesday 18th February – 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Introduction to Advocacy Specialisms – Wednesday 26th February – 9:30am-4:30pm

All three will be held at Voluntary Action Leeds’ office, which is at this address:
Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House
34 Lupton Street
LS10 2QW

How to book

To book your place, please go to the Training page of the Advonet website, download a form, complete it and email to [email protected]. Please note that if you do not book a place, you cannot attend.
Please also note you can’t attend the second/third session without attending the first, unless you’ve already previously attended an Introduction to Advocacy training session delivered by Advonet.