LeadershipLATINO Curriculum Components
Three Focus Areas:
Grassroots Activism, Professional Politics, and Elected Officials
Grassroots Activist Curriculum
Starting at the beginning, learn the importance of getting involved at the grassroots level. This session will show you where you can plug in to make the most of your volunteer time. You will leave with ideas of who to contact and how you might engage with local campaigns or elected official’s office. This session will also teach you the role of a precinct chair, how you can become involved in that process, what a precinct chair does and the party structure in your local area.
One of the best ways to stay active in politics is through social media. Our social media expert will teach you how to connect with others: those who share your beliefs and even those that don't! You will learn how to create effective content and gain followers as well as the rules and best practices of different social media platforms.
I am Conservative!
This session will help you identify the core beliefs that make you a conservative. We will learn how to communicate your beliefs effectively without judgement or confrontation. You will ready ready to share with family and friends about why you have chosen to Vote Conservative!
Political Professional Curriculum
Panel Discussion with Political Professionals
Get ready to ask and have all your questions answered by our panel of guests who are all working political professionals. Learn about what each of their jobs entail, how they got involved in politics, what kind of background and experience you need to get started and their best advice. You will discover how to find political jobs and the need and importance of getting more Latinos involved at this level. The best networking opportunity around!
Elected Officials Curriculum
Ready to Run?
First things first! Learn from veteran a campaigner! Your instructor will discuss the first steps in deciding what office is best for you, organizing a campaign, and gathering the support you will need to be successful. Understand why it is important to increase the Latino voice in the politics of Texas and how you can make a difference. You will leave with all the knowledge and wisdom you need to begin!
Now that you've made the decision to run, be sure you are in compliance! This session will be led by an expert in the field of campaign finance laws and required compliance reporting . We will examine the requirements involved, the importance of a treasurer, best practices and the required forms.
Led by a media expert, this session will focus on the message you want to convey and how to get that word out. We will learn the steps to crafting your ideas into a concise message that will stand out among others. Learn about the best ways to reach your audience using social media, press releases, and press conferences. Understand the best way to answer reporter and constituent questions, stick to the message YOU want to convey and get the most out of your press coverage.
Lights, Camera Action!
In this session we will learn all the important aspects of speaking in public. Successful speeches are personal, well-crafted and inspirational! You will hear the practical steps in forming your message and delivering it with confidence. Our expert will break down the components of public speaking to make it easier to deliver an effective presentation. Each participant will have the opportunity to record a short speech and receive immediate feedback from our experts.