Legislative Advocacy Workshop March 22 2013 – Sign up now, space is limited!

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Legislative Advocacy Workshop 
Do you want to know what really goes on at the State Capitol?
Get the inside scoop!


  Workshop Time (10:00 am to 12 noon)
 Specialized Training on the Legislative Process
 by Alex Santiago, LSW           
Workshop Content
art of advocacy
This training is applicable to anyone who wants to learn the Art of Advocacy and how to be more effective in promoting your cause through the legislative process.
The learning objectives for this workshop are:   
  • Understanding how the legislative process works
  • Learning the tools to navigate the legislative system
  • The art of influencing policy making
Speaker Bio
Alex Santiago served in the Hawaii State Legislature from 1990 till 2000.  He chaired the Committee on Health and the Committee on Ocean and Marine Resources.  Upon his retirement from public office, he served for two years as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i.
Alex is a Licensed Social Worker and has practiced in the field for more than 30 years.  He started his social work career as the Youth Coordinator with the Waianae Rap Center and worked for four years as a CPS social worker.
Prior to embarking on his political career, Alex worked as the Director of Social Work at Kahuku Hospital.  He also lectured on Social Policy and Macro Social Work at the graduate level at the University of Hawai’i, School of Social Work.
Alex is currently the Executive Director of the Hawai’i Psychological Association.  He also serves as a consultant to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-Hawai’i Division and the Hawai’i Dental Hygienists’ Association.  In the past he has served as a consultant to The Hawai’i Nurses Association, Easter Seals of Hawai’i, The Mental Health Association of Hawai’i, Partners in Development, and others.
Alex was instrumental in starting up the organization PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawai’i’s Ohana, Children, Under Served, Elderly and Disabled) and served for five years as the Executive Director. 
Workshop Dates & Venue:
Oahu Workshop: March 22, 2013 (Fri)
Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817
                 (fronting A’ala Street)
Workshop Fees
$50 for the workshop
(Light refreshments will be served) 
Registration & Payment
a. Check
Download the Registration Form and send to our office together with a check payable to “PARENTS, Inc.
b. Credit Card
Click on the following PayPal button to make a credit card payment online.
Buy Now
Please download and complete the Registration Form and email to us.
c. Purchase Order
Same as check payment, please send the Purchase Order together with the Registration Form.
For inquiry, please call: (808) 235-0255 or email info@hawaiiparents.org
You may also visit our website at www.hawaiiparents.org
1. All payments must be submitted with a registration form.
2. Attach a copy of PayPal confirmation email if you don’t get a confirmation receipt no.
3. Cancellations made 3 working days prior to the workshop will be entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter.

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