The Progressive Governance Academy (PGA) will be hosting a two-day governance training for progressive state and local elected officials from the state of Maine on January 11th and 12th in Portland, Maine. The training will take place tentatively from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, January 11th and will run from 9am to 12pm on Sunday, January 12th. Participants are expected to participate in the entirety of the training.
We encourage any state or local elected officials from the state of Maine with a demonstrated commitment to racial, economic, gender and environmental justice to apply for this training. Space is limited, so please apply as soon as possible. Applications are due by end of day on Friday, December 20th.
The Progressive Governance Academy (PGA) is a newly-launched pilot project between the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), Local Progress, and re:power to build and develop the leadership and governance skills of progressive state and local elected officials across the country. Legislators will learn how to navigate complex challenges, strategically build power, and collectively govern.
Please contact John Magnino, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs, at [email protected]
Application disclaimer: The Progressive Governance Academy is a cross-organizational project of Local Progress, re:power and the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) aimed at building the key skills that elected officials at the state and local level need to govern effectively. This project is meant for public officials that share a commitment to racial, economic, gender and environmental justice and have demonstrated a commitment to these values in their personal and professional lives. This project is a 501(c)3 educational project. Curriculum is aimed at building elected officials’ governing skills and in no way involves lobbying or briefing officials on any particular policy area or issue. We reserve the right to deny applicants if they have existing sexual harassment or unresolved legal issues. We also reserve the right to deny applicants that have not demonstrated a commitment to racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice in their time in the legislature. Applicants will be notified of their participation status in the weeks following the submission of this application.