process to learn how to communicate
concisely with legislators.
The final session of the morning will
allow nurses and students to interact in small groups to identify and practice
effective advocacy strategies by analyzing one of INA’s public policy
priorities or a specific bill.
This was a popular part of programing
last year and provides a “hands on” learning experience. Examples of how to
create your elevator speech, talking points and elevator speech templates are
Faculty, please encourage students to
read and research one of INA legislative agenda items and its bullet points or
a specific bill and create talking points that are individual to them.
Preparation is important and will facilitate sharing and decision making. If
you are traveling to Des Moines, take advantage of the car ride and talk
through your approach. Phones and tablets are permissible resources during the
session. Please make copies of the elevator templates to bring to the session for
your students to use as a guide. There will be a couple of copies on each
At the end of the session, a representative from tables
will volunteer to share their group’s talking points. This provides practice for the “real thing”
at the Capitol.
Elevator Speech Worksheet