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Leadership Institute

The GovCorps Leadership Institute brings together current and future leaders in government and politics. This non-partisan, three-day seminar in Washington, D.C., is focused on training potential candidates for public office on how to develop a plan to run for office and how to be effective once elected. Participants will hear from industry experts and complete a curriculum that will help them create an executable plan to achieve their next step in public service.

Each cohort will have 10 participants selected from across the United States. The Institute is geared toward community leaders considering running for office in the next four years and current officeholders planning for the future. To apply, fill out the application below and include your resume and a video of two minutes or less explaining how you will benefit from the Institute.

GovCorps will pay all expenses related to attending the Institute, including flights, hotel rooms and meals. Acceptance to the Institute does not constitute support for any potential candidate or campaign.

Leadership Institute Overview

Day 1: Meet
  • Participants arrive
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Opening night dinner
Day 2: Learn
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Community involvement seminar
  • Elected and appointed offices seminar
  • Telling your story seminar
  • Communications and Digital seminar
  • Fundraising seminar
  • Political seminar
  • Organizing seminar
  • Campaign plan overview
Day 3: Plan
  • Plan developments
  • Plan presentations
  • Closing event
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