2020 APAICS Virtual-National Leadership Academy (V-NLA)
About the Virtual-National Leadership Academy (V-NLA)
For the first time, APAICS is excited to turn our annual National Leadership Academy (NLA) into a virtual training program! This academy is meant for AAPI leaders who are running for office, current elected officials, and elected officials preparing to run for higher office. Over the course of four days, this virtual academy will deliver important training and resources for the next group of promising AAPI political leaders while ensuring the flexibility needed to connect safely and learn virtually.
The V-NLA consists of interactive leadership training with special guest speakers. A detailed breakdown of trainings will be provided closer to the start date.
- planning your campaign
- developing and telling your campaign story
- base building and outreach
- fundraising strategies and tips
The V-NLA will be spread out over 4 consecutive Saturdays.
Day 1: Saturday, July 11, 2020
Day 2: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Day 3: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Day 4: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Note: Participants must commit to attending each session to complete the program.
- Each training day will last 3-4 hours
- Trainings will begin mid-afternoon (Eastern Time) to accommodate multiple time zones.
In response to COVID-19, the Virtual-NLA will be conducted online. Virtual tools such as Zoom will be used.
Cost of Attendance
There is a small fee of $25 to attend the academy. If you are unable to pay the $25, scholarship options are available.
Deadline to apply: Friday, June 26, 2020
We will notify applicants no later than Wednesday, July 1, 2020 if they have been selected. For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APAICS National Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training event for current elected officials, individuals seeking to run for public office, and community stakeholders. The program consists of interactive political training with topics ranging from developing your campaign plan, communications, digital organizing, power mapping, and fundraising.
The National Leadership Academy was established in 1999 to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials with the skills and resources needed to excel in their current office as well as prepare them for opportunities to advance into higher office.
The National Leadership Academy brings together a bipartisan group of promising AAPI political leaders from state legislatures, city councils, and local governing bodies all across the country to Washington, DC.