Legislative Leaders



The APAICS Legislative Leaders program, in partnership with the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), is a program for mid-senior level Hill Staffers (Legislative Correspondent or Legislative Assistant level) of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage, interested in the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, deepen their confidence, strengthen relationships, and build community to more effectively position themselves and pursue senior management roles such as Legislative Director, Chief of Staff, Committee Staff Director, or Communications Director on Capitol Hill. The program will be conducted in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be currently serving in mid-senior roles on Capitol Hill (e.g. Legislative Assistant, Legislative Aide, Legislative Correspondent). All Hill staffers are encouraged to apply but preference will be given to applicants of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. 


Former or current Legislative Director or Chief of Staff (or other senior management role) can nominated candidates.

Program Details and Structure

The program will consist of three highly interactive sessions of 2-days each covering relevant topics in leadership and professional development with a Capitol Hill lens.  A special feature of this program is 6 hours of one-on-one coaching with a certified executive coach for each program participant.  Other program features include: special guest speakers and a team based group project. The program is free of charge and follows House and Senate ethics rules.


2021 Legislative Leaders Program

To be announced

Coming soon