Progressive
Governance Academy
We ensure that state and local elected officials have the resources, assets, tools, and skills that are needed to become powerful and effective leaders. The program is jointly hosted by Local Progress, re:power, and the State Innovation Exchange.

Helping You Lead and Govern

Despite large investments to get progressive candidates elected to office, very few resources exist to support elected officials once they begin to govern. The skills you need to win an election – like fielding, fundraising, communications – are not the same skills you need to govern effectively – such as policy analysis, constituent outreach, coalition management, and parliamentary procedure.

The Progressive Governance Academy exists to ensure that state and local elected officials that align with us have the resources, assets, tools, and skills that are needed to become powerful and effective leaders.

We ensure that state and local elected officials have the resources, assets, tools, and skills that are needed to become powerful and effective leaders. The program is jointly hosted by Local Progress, re:power, and State Innovation Exchange.

Are you Newly Elected?

The Progressive Governance Academy is a great opportunity for you to build your leadership and gain the skills you need to govern effectively. 

As a part of the program, you will have:

  • A cohort of top-notch trainers exclusively comprised of state and local elected officials who intimately know the challenges of governing.
  • Compelling and adaptable skills-building curriculum that gets right to the root of the challenges related to governing, while helping to empower legislators to be their most effective while in office. We’ve built this curriculum together, based on the deep history of training and progressive governance between these three organizations.
  • A plethora of opportunities specifically for state and local officials to develop and hone the skills necessary to succeed, learn and grow. These training events also provide an opportunity for deeper relationships among like-minded state and local legislators for shared learning.

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