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Your leadership development doesn’t need to stop during the summer

About LEE’s 2021 Summer Learning Series*

*All workshop have a registration capacity of 35


Authentic Storytelling in Networking for Policy and Advocacy Careers

Thursday, September 9 | 6-7:30 pm ET 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 1

If you’re interested in a potential job transition, it is important to refresh your networking skills and to feel confident in sharing your story of self. We are inviting all LEE members of color at early career stages to join us on September 9 to get re-introduced to the amazing network of LEE members and specifically to build connections with LEE members in senior positions in the field of policy and advocacy.  


Lead to Serve: A Space for Black LEE Members 

Wednesday, September 15 | 6-8:30 pm ET

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 9

There is a desperate need for diverse leaders to step up to represent their communities through their authentic experiences. If you identify as Black and are interested in the possibility of one day serving your community as an elected leader–or even if you’re just curious to learn more–join us on September 15 to connect with other Black LEE members with similar hopes, fears, or questions. 

This opportunity is only available to members who have not already completed another DIELS program (i.e., a Political Leadership Program or Ready to Run workshop).


Identifying Your Campaign Issues and Crafting An Authentic Message

Tuesday, September 21 | 1-2p ET or Thursday, September 23 | 3-4p ET

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 16

If you’re a person of color, a woman, and/or a LGBQTIA+ candidate for public office, you may feel pressure to take on a chances are that you might be expecting to have to take on a "political persona,” or need to code switch, or possibly even compromise on some of your beliefs or values in order to be successful. At the end of this one hour session, you will walk away with knowledge of the key elements critical for an effective and compelling public narrative, and feedback on your draft campaign message.

Campaign Basics & Your Political Landscape

Tuesday, August 31 | 1-2 pm ET or Thursday, September 2 | 3-4 pm ET

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 26

As you explore the possibility of stepping up as a candidate to effect change in your community, you will surely be grappling with big questions around the actual mechanics: understanding offices in your region, campaign infrastructure, etc.  At the end of this one hour session, you will walk away with specific knowledge on the elected offices and election dates in your current community, as well as a high level overview of the key elements that go into making the decision to run and forming the outline of a campaign plan.

Contact Nicola Mohan, at with questions.