One to one conversations are the most powerful way to engage people on complex human rights issues and bring people into our movement. This approach lies at the heart of our campaign strategy – we know that the majority of Australians do not support the governments approach to refugees, but often are unaware that there are alternative solutions. Persuasive conversations help break down the barriers to change, and increase our support for a better solutions from the Australian government like expanding and reforming the existing Community Sponsored Placement program.
From talking to people at stalls and public events, to speaking with our friends and family, we can create the momentum for more humane and compassionate response to the internationa refugee crisis/
This training draws on detailed research to give you the skills and confidence to talk to people about refugees in a structured way, and to find and engage with persuadable people and organisations in your community.
The workshop will be delivered over 4 hours. It covers:
– How to initiate a positive conversation about refugees
– Values based communication
– How to structure conversations and ask strategic questions
– How to handle objections
– Understanding the spectrum of allies and how this relates to our theory of change
– Mapping your audience & allies