Key terms 

Learning the advocacy role and becoming influential calls for recognition and understanding the meaning of relevant and pertinent terms:

Advocacy

Public support of an idea, plan, or way of doing something (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Activist

A person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Coalition

A group formed of different organizations or people who agree to act together, usually temporarily, to achieve something (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Empowerment

The process of gaining freedom and power to do what you want or to control what happens to you (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Influence

To cause someone to change a behavior, belief, or opinion, or to cause something to be changed (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Lobbying

The activity of trying to persuade someone in authority, usually an elected member of a government, to support laws or rules that give your organization or industry an advantage (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Negotiation

The process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement or the discussions themselves (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Networking

The process of meeting and talking to a lot of people, especially to obtain information that can help you (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Policy

A set of ideas or a plan of what to do in particular situations that have been agreed to officially by a group of people, a business organization, a government, or a political party (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Politics

the activities of the government, politicians, or political parties, or the study of these activities (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Power

The ability or right to control people and events, or to influence the way people act or think in important ways (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Union

An organization that represents the people who work in a particular industry, protects their rights and may discuss their payworking conditions, etc. with their employers (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Whistleblower

A person who tells someone in authority about something illegal that is happening, esp. in a business or government (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019).

Cambridge Dictionary. (2019). Cambridge dictionary: Make your words meaningful. Retrieved from https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/