Regional Leadership Academy


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 2:00-5:30 PM EST and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00pm EST.

Cost of Attendance
There is a small fee of $25 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 $25, scholarship options are available.

Sample Training Schedule

Day 1 

2:00-2:25      Welcome & Introductions

2:25-3:55      Training: Campaign Planning

3:55-4:05      Break

4:05-5:05      Training: Campaign Math

5:05-5:30      Virtual Networking

Day 2

12:00-1:00    Training: Relational Organizing

1:00-1:10      Break

1:10-2:10      Training: Digital & Online Communications

2:10-2:20      Break

2:20-3:30      Training: Fundraising


March 5-6, 2021

Event Closed

November 5-6, 2021


June 11-12, 2021


August 10-11, 2021

Municipal & State Legislative


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