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As part of Equality California Institute’s priority to develop LGBTQ leaders at all levels of government and business throughout the state, Equality California Institute is proud to announce our 2019 Leadership Academy.

The Equality California Institute Leadership Academy is an innovative program to train the next generation of LGBTQ leaders in California. The goal of the program is to prepare 25 LGBTQ leaders to run for public office and/or seek appointments to state, municipal and corporate boards and commissions.  

The upcoming 2019 Northern California cohort includes a two-day training academy on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th provided by current elected and appointed public officials as well as Equality California Institute staff. Participants’ credentials will be included in a “resource bank” of LGBTQ leaders that Equality California will use to advocate for placement of leaders in appointed positions.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following materials by the application deadline:

  • Complete online application (below)
  • Upload List of professional and community service experience
    • Resume format required; not to exceed one page
  • Upload one Letter of Recommendation from an individual who will speak to the candidate’s leadership abilities and capacity for public service work

Applications must be received by no later than 6pm PST on Friday, August 2, 2019 through the online application here:

Applications for the 2019 Northern California cohort are now CLOSED
Deadline to Apply: 6pm PST on Friday, August 2, 2019

Candidates Notified: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Northern California 2-day Cohort Training: Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th

Please contact Aubri Qian with any questions via email at aubri@eqca.org, using “EQCAI Leadership Academy” in the subject line.


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