Join GoWest Credit Union Association this August for a virtual Advocacy Training workshop! Advocacy 201 is an enhanced training program designed to help seasoned advocates take their previous advocacy training experience and turn it into practical legislative outreach. This exciting workshop will take an intensive look at the role advocates play and will help you to build relationships with your assigned elected officials and policymakers.

In this training, advocates can expect to understand and identify their role as Key Contacts with training to cover the following:

  • Grasstops vs. grassroots advocacy
  • Key Contacts’ roles and responsibilities
  • Legislative processes and outcomes
  • Political campaign contributions
  • Establishing internal credit union advocacy committees
  • Setting an action plan


Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12:30 – 3:30 PM (PDT)

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This training is intended for credit union advocates who have engaged in previous advocacy trainings and have been involved in advocacy events. New credit union advocates are strongly encouraged to first attend Advocacy 101 training, whereas seasoned and deeply engaged advocates will find this training to be beneficial as a stand-alone program. This program is for credit union advocates who are ready to take their next step as advocacy Key Contacts.


  1. You’ll learn more about what it means to build lasting relationships with legislators and how the Key Contact program is designed to help you do just that.
  2. It’s an opportunity to discover new advocacy techniques and sharpen your credit union advocacy message.
  3. You’ll develop an even deeper advocacy network by connecting with other passionate credit union advocates.


This program is open to Association member and associate member credit union employees only. For more information about the Association’s Advocacy 201, or assistance with registration, please contact our Sr. Manager of Events and Programs, Ryan Lee.