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Regional Leadership Academy

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New Jersey

April 12-13, 2024

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Fresno

July 19-20, 2024

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Chicago

August 16-17, 2024

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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.

 

Regional Leadership Academy trainings generally take place on Fridays from 8:00am-7:00pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. On Fridays, training will end around 5:00 pm with a community reception following the training.

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.

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 AA & NH/PI 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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New Jersey

April 12-13, 2024

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Las Vegas

January 26-27, 2024

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Orlando

April 14-15, 2023

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Dallas

February 4-5, 2022

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Women's Collective

August 10-11, 2021

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Fresno

July 19-20, 2024

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San Diego

September 29-30, 2023

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Northern Virginia

February 3-4, 2023

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Portland

April 1-2, 2022

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Municipal & State Legislature

March 5-6, 2021

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Chicago

August 16-17, 2024

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Salt Lake City

June 30-July 1, 2023

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East Bay

October 14-15, 2022

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Eastern Regional

June 11-12, 2021

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