Vic Parliamentary Secretary for Road Infrastructure, Ros Spence MP, will provide the key presentation of what it takes to lobby government at the We Ride Australia advocate training workshop.

The Parliamentary Secretary joins experts from local and state government to provide you with the key tools to be successful in bicycle advocacy.

This is a key opportunity to learn from a Member of Parliament who will be directly influencing and making decisions on active transport investment across Victoria.

The workshop has been developed for all bicycle advocates to help you maximise the impact of your advocacy efforts. It weaves together theory and practice and offers plenty of opportunity for discussion and Q&A with leading industry experts

  • The theory: lobbying 101 –  lobbying do’s and don’ts
  • View from the other side: presentations from state/local government representatives
  • The practice: real life case study – putting the theory into practice
  • Expert panel: Q&A with industry experts
  • Participant handout: tips to maximise lobbying success

Presenters & panellists:

  • Ros Spence, Parliamentary Secretary for Road Infrastructure. Former Councillor and Mayor of Hume City Council
  • Amanda Stevens, 3-term Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, lawyer, strategy consultant for the City of Melbourne
  • Myfanwy Lawrence, Active Transport Integration Manager, Transport for NSW
  • Bernadene Voss, Councillor and 3-term Mayor of City of port Phillip, Board member Municipal Association of Victoria
  • Adrienne Day, government relations, media and communications expert, Co-founder and Director Day & Hodge Associates
  • Stephen Hodge, Director – National Advocacy, We Ride Australia

When:            9am-12:30pm Tuesday 14 May 2019
Where:          Leadlease Headquarters, 1 Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne

Pricing & registration:
The workshop has been developed as part of the 2019 Australian Bicycle Summit and will be held the day before the Summit. Participants can register to attend just the Workshop or, for a discounted price, both the Workshop and Summit.

Developing the Advocate Workshop 15 May

  • Full ticket price: $99
  • Includes: Workshop, morning tea, participant handout