Advocacy plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of adult education. By advocating for adequate funding, policy changes, and greater recognition, we can ensure that adult education continues to empower individuals and communities to reach their full potential. As a member of the Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education (IAACE), you gain access to a powerful platform to amplify your voice and make a meaningful impact on the lives of countless learners.
Amplifying Your Voice: A Collective Force for Change
Joining IAACE is akin to joining a collective of like-minded individuals, all passionate about the transformative power of adult education. Together, we form a unified voice that resonates with policymakers, educators, and the broader community. As an IAACE member, you have the opportunity to:
Contribute to legislative efforts: Your firsthand experiences and insights are invaluable in shaping the policies that govern adult education. IAACE provides opportunities to share your perspectives with legislators, ensuring your voice is heard in decision-making.
Engage in community outreach: IAACE actively engages with community organizations, businesses, and stakeholders to raise awareness about the critical role of adult education in strengthening communities and fostering economic growth. You can participate in these initiatives, sharing your expertise and advocating for adult education in your local community.
Connect with a network of advocates: IAACE fosters a supportive network of adult education professionals committed to advocacy. Connecting with fellow members allows you to exchange ideas, share best practices, and mobilize collective action to advance the field.
IAACE: Your Gateway to Effective Advocacy
IAACE provides members with the tools and resources they need to become effective advocates for adult education. We offer:
Expert guidance and training: We offer training and workshops to equip members with the knowledge and skills to advocate effectively. We provide training on legislative processes and communication strategies.
Up-to-date information: IAACE informs members about the latest legislative developments, funding opportunities, and advocacy initiatives. We provide regular updates through newsletters, social media, and our website. IAACE engages the services with a lobbyist from Barnes and Thornburg, Joe Loftus, and we collaborate with the Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
Leadership opportunities: IAACE offers its members opportunities to take on leadership roles in advocacy efforts. Members can serve on committees, participate in advocacy campaigns, and represent IAACE at events and meetings.
Your Membership Makes a Difference
Your membership in IAACE is an investment in the future of adult education. By joining us, you are advocating for the field and making a tangible impact on the lives of countless learners. Your voice, expertise, and passion are essential to ensuring that adult education continues transforming lives and strengthening communities.
Jenn is the IAACE Executive Director. Her passion for adult education shines through in everything she does for IAACE. You can invite her to a chat for questions anytime. Click here to book a time to chat with Jenn