Communities of Color Two Day Training
Representation Matters: Are You Ready to Run for Local Office?
CCM's Free Two-Day Training will Teach People of Color the Fundamentals to Run for Office or Serve on a Board or Commission!
Please scroll down to register for each day.
Day One - Saturday, February 13th, 10am - 3:30pm back to top
A one-day intensive training from the School for people of color with a newly discovered or revived passion for politics. Will provide a foundation and skill set for launch as community leaders.
The training includes a comprehensive discussion of all of the components necessary to begin a political career, both personally and professionally; cogent and inspiring speaking techniques; and effective networking.
TCS Yale has been training women to lead for over twenty years and in recent years has included men in the training. That training covers a range of topics including: setting up a campaign, fundraising, developing your message, building your communications and strategy plan, digital and social media best practices and more. The first day of CCM’s training for men and women representing communities of color will be adapted from TCS’s great work over many years.
Presentation Topics Include:
- Making the Decision to Run
- Essentials of Fundraising
- Finding Your Voice, Making It Matter
- Roundtable Discussion with TCSYale Alumnae
TCS has lined up a rock-star group of speakers. Check back here for more information.
Day 2 - Saturday, February 27th, 10am - 3:30pm back to top
Day Two will include presentations from and coversations with individuals with varying local government backgrounds.
- How to Be a Change Agent in your Community
Shawn Wooden, State Treasurer and former Hartford City Council President
- I Want to Get Involved in My Community and Local Government—Where do I Start?
Mark Overmyer Velazquez, UCONN Hartford Campus Director and former West Hartford Board of Education member
- Panel of Experienced Municipal Officials of Color Discuss Lessons Learned / Best Practices
Moderator: Melvette Hill
Panelists: Suzette DeBeatham-Brown, Mayor, Bloomfield; Ed Ford, Councilmember, Middletown City Council;
Cathy Iino, First Selectwoman, Killingworth; Aidee Nieves, President, Bridgeport City Council
- Municipal Governance and Finance 101
Scott Jackson, CAO City of New Haven, Former Mayor of Hamden, Commissioner,
CT Department of Revenue Services and Department of Labor
- Ethics, Public Meetings, Roberts Rules, Freedom of Information and more
Kari Olson of Murtha Cullina
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