Regional Leadership Academy


The Regional Leadership Academy 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.

2021 Regional Leadership Academies

  • Municipal & State Legislative RLA| March 5-6, 2021
  • Eastern RLA | April 16-17, 2021
  • Women’s Collective RLA | August 10-11, 2021
  • Western RLA | October 2021

Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Friday 2:00-5:30pm
Time Session
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 – Saturday 12:00-3:30pm
Time Session
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


Past Regional Leadership Academy


  • Las Vegas, NV – Asian Community Development Council (ACDC)
  • Pittsburgh, PA – PA Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
  • Dallas, TX – ReflectUS
  • San Diego, CA – League of California Cities – AAPI Caucus

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