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Voice of Christian Doctor's Media Training


Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00-8:30 AM

Check in/breakfast

8:30-9:00 AM

Welcome, Introductions, Objectives
David Stevens, MD, CEO, CMDA

9-10:15 AM

"Effective Media Communication Techniques"
David Stevens, MD

10:15-10:30 AM


10:30-11:30 AM

"Public Policy Engagement"  – Biblical and practical foundations for engaging in public policy. God's purpose for government. How to communicate biblical principles with secular audiences on controversial topics. Keys to Christian involvement in the public square. Draws from the presenter's book, Faith Steps.
Jonathan Imbody, VP for Government Relations, CMDA



11:45-12:30 PM

"Public Policy Engagement"  – Why it's worth the time and effort to learn and engage in social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs). Practical tips and tools for engaging with the most popular social media tools. Why and how to submit commentaries for publication in newspapers. Simple formula to follow to quickly craft a letter to the editor.
Jonathan Imbody, VP for Government Relations, CMDA

12:30-1:15 PM

Lunch - Assembly Hall

1:15-1:45 PM

 Interview preparation

1:45-3:45 PM

Practicum 1st Session - CMDA Studios

3:45-4:00 PM


4:00-6:00 PM

Practicum 2nd Session - CMDA Studios


Saturday, May 19, 2018

8:00-8:30 AM


8:30-9:30 AM

Group Photo followed by individual photos 

9:30-10:30 AM

"The Tongues of Men and Angels or A Clanging Cymbal"
Gene Rudd, MD

10:30-10:45 AM


10:45-11:15 AM

 "Media Smart"
Margie Shealy, VP for Communications, CMDA

11:15-12 Noon

Review of tapes and individual photos

12-12:30 PM

Lunch - Assembly Hall

12:30-12:45 PM

 Interview Preparation

12:45-2:45 PM

Practicum 1st Session - CMDA Studios

2:45-3:00 PM


3:00-5:00 PM

Practicum 2nd Session - CMDA Studios

5:00-5:15 PM

It's a wrap