EmpowerU! Advocating for Invasive Species Management, Madison

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:00

Location: UW-Madison Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin

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Feeling stuck on your current invasive species work? Or not sure how to have a greater influence? We are pleased to announce EmpowerU!, a new training program that will move your invasive species work to the next level. EmpowerU! is a hybrid online and in-person course where Master volunteers, landowners, concerned citizens, and professionals will learn how to engage decision-makers who can help get action on invasive species issues. This training program is focused on invasive species, but the skills you learn can apply to any issue of concern to you! 

In this approximately 4 week course, participants can grow their skills to meaningfully engage decision makers about invasive species. Through a series of self-paced online learning activities and one in-person workshop, you will:

  • Gain understanding of the roles and levels of government and who to contact regarding invasive species management.
  • Learn to use skills such as influence, persuasion, framing, questioning and listening in interactions with decision makers.
  • Discover where to find reputable information on the status of invasive species in your area.
  • And much, much more!