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Regional Leadership Academy

Overview

The Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) is a two-day leadership training event for current elected officials, individuals seeking to run for public office, and community stakeholders. APAICS partners with local organizations to deliver programming that consists of interactive political training with topics ranging from developing your campaign plan, communications, digital organizing, power mapping, volunteer recruitment and management, and fundraising.

Program Dates

Regional Leadership Academy trainings generally take place on Fridays from 8:00am-7:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Cost of Attendance
There is a fee of $100 to attend the academy. Upon acceptance, program participants will be asked to pay this amount. The fee covers the entire training for both days. If you are unable to pay the $100, scholarship options are available.

Important Note on In-Person Events

All upcoming RLAs are still planned to be in-person events. Attendees will be required to take the necessary precautions including but not limited to: submitting proof of COVID vaccination status, signing a COVID-19 waiver form, and wearing a mask for the entirety of the event. 

Sample Training Schedule

Day 1

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks

9:15 - 9:30 AM Keynote Address

9:30 - 9:50 AM Meet & Greet with Local Leaders

9:50 - 9:55 AM Break

9:55 - 10:15 AM Introductions and Grounding

10:15 - 11:45 AM Campaign Planning

11:45 - 11:50 AM Break

12:45 - 1:45 PM Lunch

1:45 - 2:15 PM Telling Your Story

2:15 - 3:15 PM Participant Stump Speeches

3:15 - 3:20 PM Break

3:15 - 4:15 PM Digital and Online Communications

4:15 - 5:15 PM Campaign Finance and Compliance

5:15 - 5:30 PM Debrief

 

Day 2

9:00 - 9:30 AM Breakfast and Welcome

9:30 - 10:00 AM Group Activity

10:00 - 10:05 AM Break

10:05 - 11:00 AM Volunteer Management

11:00 - 12:00 PM Power Mapping

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch and AAPI Panel

1:30 - 1:35 PM Break

1:35 - 3:00 PM Fundraising

3:00 - 4:00 PM Public Boards and Commissions

4:00 - 4:30 PM Debrief and Closing

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POSTPONED - TBD

RSVP Forthcoming
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August 10-11, 2021

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February 4-5, 2022

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March 5-6, 2021

Event Closed
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June 11-12, 2021

East Bay Regional

Dallas Regional

Eastern Regional

Women's Collective

Municipal & State Legislature