Run4Rural is West Central Initiative's free 1 ½ day public leadership training program designed for people interested in growing and strengthening their local communities through elected office and other forms of public leadership.
This non-partisan training will be useful for existing and emerging rural leaders and people active in their community whether or not they have decided to run for office. The first two Run4Rural trainings are scheduled for late afternoon Friday and all day Saturday, September 29-30 and October 6-7, 2023.
Participants can choose which training weekend they’d like to attend. Training courses will be in-person and held at East Silent Lake Resort. Applications received by August 18 will be given priority. Applications submitted after August 18 will be considered if spaces are still available.
This program seeks to create a non-partisan space for people interested in public office and other forms of public leadership. It will equip participants with the practical skills needed to build a local campaign that is authentic, community focused and can win.
Training topics include:
What’s at stake in our communities and the role local elections play.
Finding your personal motivation and the right position to serve.
How to communicate through stories and shared values.
How to get your message out and engage with others to pull the community together.
How to raise enough money when you don’t consider yourself rich.
Run4Rural Public Leadership Program S...
Date and Time
Saturday Sep 30, 2023
Late afternoon, Friday, Sept. 29 and all day Saturday, Sept. 30.
East Silent Lake Resort, just east of Pelican Rapids