PREPARE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AS A FUTURE PUBLIC LEADER ... ...AT NO COST TO YOU.
The Business Community Coalition Public Leadership Institute is a non-partisan program for professionals in the Alachua County/Gainesville area who want to learn about public-policy issues while exploring the possibility of engaging in public leadership at some point in their future.
Class size is limited.
The BCCPLI challenges professionals with business or business-related backgrounds to consider how their skills, talents and experiences may work to address our region's critical issues.
There is no commitment required to run for office.
Over 12 months, members will learn from experts who teach courses in public leadership,public policy and candidacy.
Only about 12 participants will be chosen from applications and the first program will be held in January 2013 at an intensive Leadership School, followed by monthly lunch-time gatherings and networking opportunities.
The program's curriculum for the Leadership School and subsequent gatherings covers three core areas: leadership, public policy and candidacy. Titles would include:
"Challenges for Florida's Future" "Economic Development Strategies" "The 5Cs for Communicating Your Great Ideas" "Efficient and Effective Use of Social Media" "Selecting a Campaign Team" "Fundraising in Difficult Economic Times" "Successful Leadership Strategies" "The Basics of Filing for Office and Elections Office Resources" "Voter Identification Strategies" "Trends in Public Budgeting" "Improving Your Speechmaking and Presentation Skills"
Many of the briefings involve interactive exercises in which participants and teams are placed in specific situations and asked to resolve a challenge. Workshops will also be available to help members improve their skills in specific areas, such as speechmaking and presentations.
Specific public policy topics will be chosen based on the interest of class members.