Women Legislators' Lobby

2016 Denver Communications Training for Women Leaders

0On June 10-12, 2016, WAND held a communications training in Denver, CO, in partnership with the State Innovation Exchange (SiX). The training was attended by women legislators and activists from 10 states including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Trainers from Wellstone Action, Campaign for a Strong Colorado, and Project New America guided participants on storytelling and communicating with conviction, messaging, best uses of digital media, working with the press, how to hold a successful press conference, and crafting a comprehensive communications plan.

During the opening reception, Colorado House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Colorado Senator Nancy Todd, and Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kneich welcomed participants and gave remarks about women’s leadership. On June 11, Marianne Goodland, a political reporter for the Colorado Independent with nearly 2 decades of experience covering the Colorado Legislature, taught participants how to engage with the media and build relationships with journalists.

Resources for Participants:
Training Agenda
About WAND and WiLL Presentation
Press Conferences 101
Overview of Budget Priorities and Pentagon Spending


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