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Becoming Your Own Advocate

Stronger communication skills for a more effective professional

An In-Person Training Brought to You by NAMSS

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MSPs perform an integral role in keeping health care organizations running smoothly and ensuring the highest-quality patient care—all too often, however, MSPs do not have access to the types of development courses that will help them progress in their careers. Designed for MSPs at every stage of their career, NAMSS’ newest classroom course, Becoming Your Own Advocate, is a comprehensive interactive program designed to help you increase your professional credibility and achieve your goals within your organization. Led by a NAMSS instructor, Becoming Your Own Advocate provides MSPs with the skills they need to better advocate for themselves, their staff, and the safety of the patients they serve.

Self-advocacy is a soft skill that often requires development and fine-tuning for professionals of all levels and titles. In Becoming Your Own Advocate, participants will learn the enhanced written and oral presentation skills, tools to sell ideas, proposals and plans, and strategies for building coalitions in the workplace that will make them successful self-advocates.  

What You Will Learn:

  • Tips for enhancing professional presence and credibility, including specific professional “presence builders” and “presence breakers”;
  • Guidance on how to successfully articulate the work of an MSP to multiple audiences;
  • Proven strategies for building successful coalitions at work;
  • Common management styles and how to effectively work within the style of your facility

Who Should Attend:

All MSPs who wish to feel more confident and capable of advocating for themselves, their patients, and the facility they serve.


This in-person course is approved for 7.0 CE credits.


  Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
NAMSS member $245* $295*
Non-member $270* $320*

*Standard rates listed. Special rates may apply depending on course offering. See below for additional information

Upcoming Dates and Locations:

September 18, 2016
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
In conjunction with the 40th Educational Conference & Exhibition

Register Today!

Read about how your organization can host Becoming Your Own Advocate in your community,or please contact for more information.