Policy Issues = Analysis & Advocacy

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2-5 p.m.

Policy workshop presented jointly by CSG West's Western Legislative Academy and CSG's Henry Toll Fellowship Program


In this professional development session, Steven Johnson and Shawnalee Whitney of the University of Alaska Anchorage, will teach participants how to disassemble a complex topic to better understand its many facets and, once understood, to assemble a coherent, compelling message about the issue. They will introduce attendees to a spatial model of controversy, which provides a structured method of identifying and evaluating diverse arguments surrounding complex policy controversies. They also will share practical tools for assembling and presenting effective messages. This session is open to all attendees.



Steve Johnson
Director, University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Debate Program
Shawnalee Whitney
Associate professor of communication, University of Alaska Anchorage