APAICS | Regional Leadership Academy
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Regional Leadership Academy


The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training and policy summit for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community stake holders and those seeking to run for elected office at all levels across the country.


Locations and dates are subject to change. Please check back for updates. Please contact Anthony Reyes at anthony@apaics.org if you have any questions or are interested in a particular Regional Leadership Academy.


  • Houston, TXFebruary 9-10, 2018
  • Orange County: April 6-7, 2018
  • Seattle, WA: June 15-16, 2018
  • Chicago, IL: July 2018
  • Portland, OR: August 2018


Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Leadership & Political Training

Sample Schedule

Day 2 – Policy Summit

The program consists of interactive political training with topics ranging from, planning your campaign, fundraising strategies and tips, to media training.


  • Planning Your Campaign
  • Working with the Media
  •  Fundraising 101
  •  Ethics Training
  • Practicing Your Stump Speech
  • Serving Your Constituency

Join federal, local and community stakeholders in policy round table discussions on issues concerning the local city and the greater regional area.


  • Housing
  • Jobs/Entrepreneurship
  • Immigration


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