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 Workshops with LEAD NC Institute:

Ready to Lead Greensboro – August 26th – APPLY HERE  Deadline 8/18
Ready to Lead Raleigh – September 16th –   APPLY HERE Deadline 9/1
Ready to Lead Greenville – September 23rd –  APPLY HERE Deadline 9/8
Ready to Lead Wilmington – June 10th – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Ready to Lead Greenville – July 15th – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Ready to Lead Fayetteville – July 22nd – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Ready to Lead Asheville – July 29th – APPLY HERE: REGISTRATION CLOSED


Heigher Heights for America webseriesHigher Heights seeks to elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and politics. Session 1 begins on July 25th at 7:30PM.

Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy 2017

The Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy will be held on November 17-19, 2017 in Efland, North Carolina. All attendees will be required to stay for the whole weekend. Some of the topics covered will be fundraising, field operations, candidate dynamics, and communications. This will be the largest JKH Academy ever, so please help us spread the word. All are welcome to apply!

To apply, please fill out this form and send an updated resume to LaMonique@lillianlist.org. The average campaign manager is under thirty years old and will be willing to work the 75+ hours per week necessary on a General Assembly race. Being a campaign manager is a tough job with long hours. Our goal is to give candidates and campaign managers the training needed to run a strong campaign. Preference will be given to applicants who already have campaign experience.

Applications to the JKH Academy will be accepted until late summer. Please email LaMonique Hamilton Barnes, lamonique@lillianslist.org if you have any questions.



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

Carolina Resistance Training Summit (Durham, NC) May 6th 

Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) Candidate Training (Durham, NC) May 13-14th

Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) (near Rocky Mount, NC) May 24-28th 

Camp Wellstone, June 2-4, Greensboro

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.


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