- Actively participate in one-day orientation and all eight two-day sessions.
- Complete homework assignments.
- Complete one major project and one minor project during the training program.
- Participate in effectiveness evaluations.
- Maintain records of advocacy efforts.
- Participate in post-training follow-up surveys.
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Ethical Obligations For Advocates
- Fidelity: Stay faithful; keep promises; do not promise what cannot be delivered; maintain values; keep high standards; keep private matters private; maintain integrity; hold self and other advocates accountable for ethical obligations.
- Benevolence: Improve the condition of others; act kindly; be charitable; be patient; respect differences; treat other advocates with respect and work as a team.
- Non-maleficence: Do not injure others; “first do no harm”; understand and prevent unintended negative consequences of advocacy actions.
- Reparation: Compensate others when you harm them; make amends for actual and perceived wrongs.
- Gratitude: Notice and thank those who help you; do not accept personal credit.
- Justice: Facilitate due process and fairness; recognize merit and rights.
- Lawfulness: Do not violate the law; do not misuse or misstate the law; no unauthorized practice of law.
- Self-improvement: Improve your abilities, standards, virtue and intelligence; practice self-care.
- Honesty: Do not deceive others about facts or issues; be truthful; do not deceive others about your training, background or credentials.
Adapted from W. D. Ross; amended and adopted by Partners in Policymaking Graduate Institute on June 12, 2004.