NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a free training to learn how to use your life experiences to influence policy- makers and make a difference. NAMI Smarts is built on the fact that real stories are the most powerful motivator for legislators. This event will serve as the monthly educational program. NAMI Central Iowa will host this training session on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the Mental Health Wellness Center, 416 Douglas, Suite 205. Registration is required. To register, call 515-292-9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.