Writer’s Choice

Engaged Advocacy Practice for Leaders
Review the six stages of advocacy practice as outlined in your Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders textbook.
In your initial post, consider the application of these stages of advocacy practice in the role of the community health worker as a change agent, or in the role of the leader in the organization for which you developed a strategic plan in this course. In addition, discuss how you see the stages of advocacy practice being used in your agency or in an organization from your readings or in your community. Explain why you think advocacy practice is important in policy or change initiatives.
Response Guidelines
Read the posts of the other learners and respond to the initial post of one other learner whose post most interested you. Examine similarities or differences in your reflections about advocacy and those shared by the learner.
Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
Examine how leaders can use advocacy skills to become change agents.
Resources
Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders.
Readings
In your Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders textbook, read the following:
Chapter 14, “Advocacy,” pages 153–159.
Use the Capella University Library to read the following:
Balcazar, H., Rosenthal, L. E., Brownstein, N. J., Rush, C. H., Matos, S., & Hernandez, L. (2011). Community health workers can be a public health force for change in the United States: Three actions for a new paradigm. American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2199–2203.
Fox, H. L. (2015). The promise of organizational development in nonprofit human services organizations. Organizational Development Journal, 31(2), 72–80.
Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
Examine how leaders can use advocacy skills to become change agents.
Examine how leadership skills and roles influence the development of community coalitions

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