LEAD NC Institute: Ready to Lead Workshop

This 1-day Ready to Lead Workshop is designed to encourage and train potential leaders who are considering elected or appointed public leadership. This is an essential workshop for individuals who are already actively planning or just beginning to consider their options for public service this year or in the next five years.

This workshop will cover key decision points and analyzing your options for leadership, developing your story and the beginning nuts and bolts of fundraising, organizing, building a team and where to start with campaign planning.

Ready to Lead with Lead NC Institute and Lillian’s List Action Fund:

Ready to Lead Raleigh – April 8th – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Ready to Lead Charlotte – April 22nd – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Ready to Lead Greensboro – May 20th – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ready to Lead Workshops with LEAD NC Institute:

Ready to Lead Wilmington – June 10th – APPLY HERE
Ready to Lead Greenville – July 15th – APPLY HERE
Ready to Lead Fayetteville – July 22nd – APPLY HERE
Ready to Lead Asheville – July 29th – APPLY HERE



Camp Wellstone, June 2-4, Greensboro
Camp Wellstone is for those interested in gaining practical skills in progressive political action. Apply for one of three tracks based on your role in progressive organizing: Campaign Management, Candidate, and Grassroots Organizer.

Apply Today! | Application deadline May 1 | There is a question on the application that says “are you actively engaged with a specific group, campaign, or organization?” Fill in that question with LEAD NC.
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People’s Alliance and Durham 4 All are excited to co-host our third  Activist Academy – Tools to Win Power for a More Progressive Durham on Saturday, June 10th from 10am-4pm in downtown Durham. Space is limited – apply online here!
Who the training is for: This year, our Activist Academy training is geared toward candidates running for local office in Durham for the first time, their campaign teams and folks engaged with issue-oriented organizing (such as affordable housing).
What you will learn in this training: The Durham Activist Academy will prepare candidates running for local office, their campaign teams and leaders of issue-oriented campaigns to achieve victories for candidates and policies that advance a Durham where all people can live well. The training will prepare folks to more deeply understand Durham’s political history and current landscape and execute successful campaign strategies. Topics covered in the training will include: Durham’s political history; power-mapping current organizations and players; grassroot organizing; volunteer management; media and ‘telling your story’; and campaign management & finances.
Logistics: Lunch will be provided. Childcare for children over the age of 3 can be provided if needed. We are requesting a financial contribution from all participants to help cover the costs of lunch, materials and childcare. Attendees are asked to contribute what you can – suggested contribution is $20.
Space is limited – apply online and someone from our team will be in touch with details.

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