Training advocates across the state
Cascade provides tools and training for people to empower themselves as advocates in their own communities. Leaders in any corner of the state can make their neighborhoods safe and healthy places to ride by taking part in events and workshops that connect people and build movements; utilizing Cascade’s online resource hub; and staying updated with with advocacy action alerts on how and when to get involved.
Cascade organizes several events and training opportunities to support local efforts. The Washington Bike Summit is a space where community experts, local elected officials and passionate advocates can connect and learn from each other. Every other year the event is held in Olympia so participants can lobby to their elected officials.
The Advocacy Leadership Institute is a six-week training offered once a year to take passionate advocates and help them become more effective organizers. The program focuses on the power of stories, basic campaign planning, tips on how to work with the media as well as how sustain your efforts through celebration. In addition, Cascade offers mini-Advocacy Leadership institutes throughout the year that have a more specific focus, whether it is for a specific region of the state, for youth or as a part of our She Bikes Program. This boot-camp-setting provides the space to get a major campaign off the ground.
To stay informed about all opportunities to learn more, sign up for Cascade’s advocacy alerts.