Schedule and Subjects for Fall Class 2018

(updated 7/5/18 subject to change)

August 17-18, 2018
Weekend One, Greensboro
Orientation
 Self-Assessments, Behaviors and Motivators

August 24-25, 2018
Weekend Two, Greensboro
Strategy
Messaging
How to Write a Press Release/Bio
Public Speaking
Social Media

September 7-8, 2018
Weekend Three, Greensboro
City vs. County Government,
Improvisation
Polling

September 14-15, 2018
Weekend Four, Raleigh
Liberal and Conservative Minds Presentation
Media Buying
How to Write a District Analysis
Fundraising

September 28-29, 2018
Weekend Five, Greensboro
Working with the Media
Radio Interviews
How to Prepare a Campaign Budget and Timeline

October 5-6, 2018
Weekend Six, Greensboro
21st Century Diversity and Politics
Diversity Panel
Vision and Values
Coalition Building

October 19-20, 2018
Weekend Seven, Greensboro
Ethics
Municipal Budgets/Finance
Fundraising Exercise

October 26-27, 2018
Weekend Eight, Raleigh
Debate Forums
Lobbying/PACS
How to Write a TV Commercial Script
Fundraising Exercise

November 9-10, 2018
Weekend Nine, Raleigh
Colorful World of NC Politics
Life of a Bill in the General Assembly
History of NC Politics/Panel

November 16-17, 2018
Weekend Ten, Raleigh
Judicial Branch of NC Government
On-site Candidate Ads/Interviews
Individual Board Report Interviews
Board Report – Anchors

November 30-December 1, 2018
Weekend Eleven, Greensboro
Graduation Weekend

Schedule and Subjects for Spring Class 2018

January 19-20, 2018
Weekend One, Greensboro
Orientation and Self-Assessments, Behaviors and Motivators

January 26-27, 2018
Weekend Two, Greensboro
Strategy, Messaging, , How to Write a Press Release and Bio,
Coalition Building, Social Media

February 9-10, 2018
Weekend Three, Greensboro
City vs. County Government, Public Speaking,
How to Write a District Analysis

February 16-17, 2018
Weekend Four, Raleigh
Media Buying, How to Prepare a Campaign Budget and Timeline,
Fundraising, Liberal and Conservative Minds Presentation

March 2-3, 2018
Weekend Five, Greensboro
Working with the Media, Radio Interviews, Improvisation

March 9-10, 2018
Weekend Six, Greensboro
21st Century Diversity and Politics, Diversity Panel, Vision and Values, Leadership Council Luncheon, Independents, Political Culture, and Structural Reform

March 23-24, 2018
Weekend Seven, Greensboro
Ethics, History of Debate/Debate Forum Assignments, Municipal Budgets/Finance, Polling

April 6-7, 2018
Weekend Eight, Raleigh
Debate Forums,
Lobbying/PACS, How to Write a TV Commercial Script,
Fundraising Exercise/Work Session

April 13-14, 2018
Weekend Nine, Raleigh
Judicial Branch of NC Government, Campaign Finance, NC Politics – Past, Present, and Future, Campaign Management, Individual Board
Report Interviews

April 27-28, 2018
Weekend Ten, Raleigh
Colorful World of NC Politics, Board Report – Anchors, On-Site Candidate Ads/Interviews

May 4-5, 2018
Weekend Eleven, Greensboro
Life of a Bill in the General Assembly/Graduation Weekend