A nonpartisan civic leadership program for individuals interested in learning more about appointed and elected positions that serve and support Tulsa.
If you’ve ever considered running for office, just figuring out where to begin can be daunting. What office would best suit you? What are the skills you’ll need? How can you develop a gameplan for running a campaign? What are the key dates you need to know? How can you make connections with party leaders and constituents alike?
After completing the LT Represent program, you’ll know what steps to take next on your civic leadership journey.
The cornerstone of the LT Represent program is the development of your Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan. Each session builds different components of this plan, so that you will have a framework and list of actionable next steps to pursue your public leadership goals.
The purpose of LT Represent is to engage a greater number of diverse and capable leaders in the process and systems of governance.
Applications are now open for the inaugural cohort of 20-25 participants that will convene July – December, 2021 (see the schedule below for more details). The inaugural class will be offered tuition-free. Applications are due June 18, 2021.
OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUALS
- Knowledge of political systems and the elected positions at every level of government in Tulsa.
- Skills related to building a narrative and campaign to support their own candidacy or the candidacy of others.
- Connections with the formal systems of electoral politics.
- An understanding of how to plan for a career in public service.
OUTCOMES FOR THE COMMUNITY
- Fewer unopposed candidates across all types of elected positions.
- Capable and prepared elected leaders from a diverse set of perspectives.
- Policy outcomes flowing from the debate of a variety of perspectives.
LT Represent Process
LT Represent Class 1 Schedule
To get the most of out of the curated resources and experiences, participants are required to attend all sessions (barring any personal or medical emergencies).
|July 21, 2021
|Purpose, Scope & Expectations|
|Leadership Retreat: Purpose|
|July 30-31, 2021
Fri 8:00am thru
|Explore the role of Public Leadership & Governance in your life; identify the landscape of governance in Tulsa and the different leadership opportunities.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Values, Purpose & Community
|Session 1: Messaging|
|August 11, 2021
|Understanding and applying the initial campaign planning steps.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Starting a Campaign Plan, Messaging & Storytelling
|Session 2: Data-Based Decision Making|
|August 25, 2021
|Explore the impact and significance of Data in governance, policy, and advocacy.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Data Landscape of community; Data analysis protocol
|Session 3: Resources & Planning|
|September 15, 2021
|Identify how to practice strategic resource allocation.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Fundraising, Budget, & Canvassing
|Session 4: Leading with Equity|
|October 20, 2021
|Explore the impact and significance of equity in decision-making, policy development and authentic community engagement.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Strategies to engage community, Equity analysis protocol
|Session 5: Communication & Constituents|
|November 17, 2021
|Identify and practice ways to engage and communicate with stakeholders efficiently and effectively.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Connecting & Building Coalitions, Digital Campaign Strategy
|Closing Reflection & Celebration|
|December 15, 2021
|Reflect on our program experience both as a group and an individual and look ahead to our community’s future.
Personal Civic Leadership Action Plan: Present your plan with the cohort, civic leaders, campaign strategists, and community.