January 16, 2017 – SHAV Advocacy Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – SHAV Advocacy Webinar
Monday, January 16, 2017 – SHAV Advocacy Day
Tuesday, January 10 – SHAV Webinar, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Participants will gain understanding of the importance of grassroots advocacy and why it is necessary to advocate for the professions and the individuals that we serve in our state. They will learn ways to advocate and what to expect when visiting Virginia legislators at the State Capitol and strategies for communicating with policy makers.
Learner Outcomes: At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to identify three professional issues impacting our state, determine two ways they can prepare for professional advocacy, identify three strategies to become active in grassroots involvement and learn two benefits of grassroots advocacy.
Monday, January 16 – SHAV Advocacy Day, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
General Assembly Building (5 West Conference Room) and Old City Hall, Richmond, Virginia
Participants will learn about advocacy and the important role it plays in advancing and sustaining the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Participants will also receive updates on important legislative issues within our state. Moreover, participants will learn about the connection between strategic communication and successful advocacy efforts, and use techniques to effectively communicate with legislators about issues impacting our professions, such as:
- Student Loan Debt Relief
- Regulation of Assistant SLPs in Virginia
- Limited Cerumen Management by Licensed Audiologists
- Hearing Aid Exam Exemption for Audiologists
- Caseload Reduction
Learner Outcomes: At the completion of this event, participants will be able to name two elected officials who may support our organizational causes, identify two legislative issues supported by SHAV, provide two strategies for communicating with legislators, identify the need for caseload reduction in the schools and student loan debt relief for speech-language pathologists and audiologists with legislators, discuss the oversight of Assistant SLPs in Virginia with legislators, discuss hearing aid exam exemption for audiologists with legislators, identify results from the meetings with elected officials, discuss student loan debt as it impacts students and practitioners in Virginia and identify results of Hearing Aid Exam Exemption discussion with legislators.
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Purpose of Advocacy, Tamara Freeman-Nichols
How to Talk with the Legislators, David Bailey
Current Issues, Darlene Robke
10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Meet with Legislators
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Debriefing in Old City Hall (Next to General Assembly Building)
This course is offered for up to .55 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area)
Financial Disclosure: Darlene Robke has no financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Darlene Robke is the President for SHAV and receives no compensation for this role.
Financial Disclosure: Tamara Freeman-Nichols has no financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Tamara Freeman-Nichols is SHAV’s Vice President of Governmental and Professional Affairs and receives no compensation for this role.
Financial Disclosure: David Bailey receives financial remuneration as the lobbyist for SHAV.
Non-Financial Disclosure: David Bailey has no non-financial relationships to disclose.