Accelerated Candidate Training

The Accelerated Candidate Training Leadership Program is designed to promote civic activism to solve community problems in Blount County.

MISSION STATEMENT: To build a new generation of community and political leaders.

PURPOSE STATEMENT: To spark community engagement through knowledge of local government structure and economic and social inequality; then bridge divisions within local government and community leadership.

Session 1:  January 3, 2019 — The Basics, Forms of Government                                            

Session 2:  February 7, 2019 — Districts & Election Cycles                                                                      

Session 3: March 7, 2019 — Opportunities for Service; Elected, Appointed, Volunteer

Session 4:  April 4, 2019 — Self Evaluation: Political Culture & Typology        

Session 5:  May 2, 2019 — Government Finances (Budgets & Budget Processes) 

Session 6:  June 6, 2019 — Current Office Holders: Local, State and National                           

Session 7:  August 1, 2019 — How to Plan an Effective Campaign    

Session 8:  Sept. 5, 2019 — How to Finance an Effective Campaign                  

Session 9:  Oct. 3, 2019 — How to Market/Brand an Effective Election Campaign

                 Graduation/Victory Party