Legislative Trainings

Our curriculum teaches the critical strategic and technical skills needed for today’s legislative advocacy. Our cohort model and intimate trainings foster collaborative networks that develop trust across issue areas, sectors, and the State of New York.

All trainings are produced by a trusted community of government insiders, seasoned advocates, journalists, and organizers. Participants advance strategy, build relationships, share skills, gather information, and optimize their legislative campaigns.

Woven into all of our training opportunities is a commitment to interactive participation, the use of relevant case studies, and an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression in legislative advocacy.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Affiliated with a non-profit organization
  • Working actively on social justice legislative or budget campaigns (either on their own or in coalitions)
  • Located in New York State

Trainings and Events

Instructions

We anticipate more demand than we can meet for these trainings and will be accepting participants on a rolling basis by application. Please answer every question on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If accepted, in-person trainings are free for members and cost a fee per person for prospective members and non-members.

Contact hello@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

We’ll share information about upcoming trainings in this area as soon as we have something planned!

Contact hello@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

Deadline: November 1, 2019APPLY HERE

New York City 1-Day Training – November 20, 2019

The Advocacy Institute (AI) is holding a training in New York City to help you plan now for your year of City legislative and budget campaigns. 

Contact hello@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

We’ll share information about upcoming trainings in this area as soon as we have something planned!

Contact hello@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

Deadline: August 30, 2019APPLY HERE

Long Island Training (Nassau) –  October 22 – 23, 2019

The Advocacy Institute (AI) is coming to Long Island to offer two-day trainings in Suffolk and Nassau County on legislative and budget advocacy. The trainings are an excellent professional development opportunity for those looking to deepen their knowledge about the legislative landscape at the local and state level.

Contact hello@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

Past Trainings

+ New York City Regional 3 Day (July 11, 18, 25, 2019)
+ Western New York Regional Day (June 10, 2019)
+ Hudson Valley & Westchester 2 Day (March 20 & 21, 2019)
+ New York City Regional 2 Day (Jan 30 & 31, 2019)
+ Hudson Valley Regional Funder Training (October 25, 2018)
+ Western NY Regional Funder Training (October 12, 2018)
+ NYC Regional Training (Jan. 31, Feb. 7 & 14, 2018)
+ Hudson Valley Regional Training (January 24-26, 2018)
+ Member Training (November 14, 2017)
+ Member Training (October 17, 2017)
+ Western New York Training (September 26, 27, 28, 2017)
+ Member Training (September 20, 2017)
+ Summer Leadership Course (July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017)
+ Joint Training Series with HSC & UNH (July 11, 18, 2, 2017)
+ Long Island Training (w/ LICET) (May 10, 11, 12, 2017)
+ Member Training (May 18, 2017)
+ Member Training (April 13, 2017)
+ Member Training (March 16, 2017)
+ Member Training (February 9, 2017)
+ Buffalo Training. (December 9 – 11, 2016)
+ Member Training (November 15, 2016)
+ Member Training (September 20, 2016)
+ Long Island Nassau Training (May 25 – 27, 2016)
+ Long Island Suffolk Training (April 26 – 28, 2016)
+ NYC Training (April 22, 2016)
+ Westchester Training. (February 3 – 5, 2016)