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Attend the SPIN Academy in August!

Applications for the Eighth Annual SPIN Academy, taking place August
16 - 20 in Petaluma, CA, are now open at http://www.spinproject.org.

Don't miss this opportunity!

The SPIN Project's signature training conference, this residential
retreat offers progressive leaders accessible, comprehensive
communications training and support, in order to help organizations
dedicated to social change become more media-savvy. The SPIN Academy
provides training and development in:

1. Specific communication tactics & skills
2. Strategic communications planning
3. Organizational capacity building through more effective communications
4. Communications leadership growth and networking

The SPIN Academy is ideal for activists who work regularly with the
media, who are in a position to share their media skills to help
develop leadership skills in colleagues and allies, and who will use
strategic communications to help build a stronger progressive movement.

Participants benefit from more than 15 interactive workshops led by
experienced trainers on topics like Strategic Communications
Planning, Coalition Communications, Fundraising For Communications,
Developing Relationships With Reporters, and Reaching Your Target
Audience. Participants also meet one-on-one with expert consultants,
build individual media strategies, and receive valuable resources and
materials to support their ongoing media work, including the Train
the Trainers Kit to help participants lead media trainings of their own.

Participants also develop cross-movement relationships with other
activists faced with the challenge of earning media attention for
progressive issues, and deepen their understanding of the connection
between strategic communications and the success of the progressive movement.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

June 21, 2006 in Media Training | Permalink


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