Prepare to make a difference as a future public leader...at no cost to you
"For me, the program threw gasoline on a candle."
"The idea of running for office has been like skydiving without a parachute.
Now, I have a chute."
"I always thought I had something valuable to offer in the public servant role,
but dreaded the process. Now, I'm inspired."
Our region's future quality of life depends on the quality of our future public leaders who are prepared to make a difference.
Are you that next outstanding public leader? Explore the question here and prepare to lead...at no cost to you.
Learn from experts in candidacy, issues and leadership
Network with leaders
Non-partisan. Limited class size.
Limited time commitment
No commitment required to run, just explore the possibility
Program alums are now serving in public office. Will you join them?
The Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute is a non-partisan leadership development program that asks participants to explore the possibility of public leadership in the future (without requiring a commitment to run for office) and learn now about the political process, leadership and public policy, while networking with leaders. The PLI is driven by a desire to encourage professionals in the region to consider how their experiences and talents could be used to address public issues.
WHEN AND WHERE DO WE MEET?
The annual class will begin with a two-day Leaders School boot camp this Fall followed by half-day monthly sessions at locations throughout Tampa Bay for convenience of travel. At the boot camp, the class will determine which day of the month it will meet.
Classes are taught by experts in the fields of candidacy, leadership and public issues.
The PLI is ideal for participants who want to take a longer-term approach to leadership development by strengthening their networks and receiving an inside look at public issues and politics.
"This is an incredibly refreshing and innovative program for molding our future leaders. I am surprised that it was not already in place in Tampa Bay. Thank you for taking the initiative."
"TBPLI was incredibly educational and eye opening. I cannot imagine candidates running for office without thoroughly learning about and understanding the process before making the commitment. The opportunity to learn from so many experts was and is incredible."
"The thought of running for office has been like skydiving without a parachute. Now I have a chute and an idea of how to put it on."
"PLI is a great first step in the right direction for aspiring public leaders. It not only teaches you how to begin a career in public leadership, but how to begin that career ethically and with the trust of the people."
Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute 970 Lake Carillon Dr., Suite 300 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 888-430-0009
Administered by the Political Leadership Innovation Institute, Inc. www.plii.org