Training the next generation of progressive political leaders


Training the next generation of progressive political leaders is the focus of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Progressive Leadership. Their particular focus is on under-represented candidates and leaders, including women, people of colour, and GBLTQ folks, in 5 key US states.  I’m thrilled to be on the team of trainers for CPL’s upcoming training in Philadelphia this weekend (April 10-11, 2010), focusing on message development, story-telling, public speaking and mainstream media tools.  This will be my first training with CPL, and the second of five intensive weekend retreats for their 54 participants, as part of a year-long fellowship for leaders in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, friends tell me, is “the quintessential American city” – diverse, blue-collar, crammed with classic diners and home to the Liberty Bell.  I haven’t seen much yet – the training starts tomorrow – but I CAN say Philly has fantastic restaurants, tons of snappy energy and the CPL team is really, really smart. It’s intoxicating to be hanging out with people who regularly refer to “message boxes” and “progressive narratives” in the same breath!

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Filed under Campaign Strategy, Communications, Events & Trainings, Ideas, Leadership, Media, Racial Justice

2 responses to “Training the next generation of progressive political leaders

  1. Don Katz

    Way cool that you are working with CPL. Becca and I are working to help them start an affiliate in Wisconsin – we think they are great!

    • OMG what a small world! They said they’re expanding there; how wonderful it’s you and Becca helping them! CPL is a fantastic organization, it was very inspiring to meet so many talented leaders drawn to the program. I can’t wait to see the legacy this organization leaves down the road!

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