Finding Commonalities and Solutions With Decision-Makers
Creating Shared Space for Productive Conversations
Creating shared space expands advocates' opportunities to strategically and thoughtfully build partnerships in order to advance priority policies. Within that partnership is a relationship that must be cultivated and invested in. In this section, we work through how you can best prepare yourself for feelings or needs that are likely to arise and affect your sense of confidence and safety; prepare for a meeting with a decision-maker; and practice being present and agile in the moment.