The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) bolsters progress and sustainability
in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology by promoting a wide and innovative range of
opportunities in volunteer leadership.
It is with our steadfast commitment to professional growth that we proudly invite you to join our inaugural
ADVOCACY BOOT CAMP
We are looking for 20 enthusiastic students and professionals who want to:
- DEVELOP a deep understanding of professional, political and legislative advocacy.
- LEARN how to create positive relationships with power brokers through networking and maximize the positive and lasting impact on the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.
- IDENTIFY tools and strategies that they can take back and effectively implement in their local and regional communities.
Funded, in part, by a grant awarded to SHAV from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Advocacy Boot Camp will provide participants with the unique chance to gain vast knowledge about the complexities of professional advocacy while receiving invaluable hands-on experience.
Boot Camp members will:
- Participate in webinars and/or web-based discussions 1-2 times per month that focus on selected advocacy-related subjects
- Collaborate with other Boot Camp participants to plan and participate in SHAV’s Legislative Advocacy Day in January 2020
- Identify local or regional advocacy goal(s) and create a viable advocacy plan
- Complete a 5-day advocacy internship with David Bailey Associates
The Advocacy Boot camp is designed with the busy professional and student in mind. As such, all boot camp activities are scheduled around the participants’ work and school schedules.
COST AND ELIGIBILITY:
The Advocacy Boot Camp is free of charge to participants. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. It is open to speech-language pathologists and audiologists working in Virginia and students (bachelor’s level, master’s level, doctoral level) who are completing programs in speech-language pathology, audiology or communication disorders at Virginia schools. Interested individuals shall provide official documentation of their employment and educational status upon request.
Contact the SHAV Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.