Michigan Political Leadership Training Program
The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) is a multi-partisan leadership training program that identifies individuals from across the state who are committed to community service and brings them together to engage in a public policy and leadership curriculum. The curriculum incorporates practical politics, public policy analysis and process, personal leadership development, and effective governance. MPLP Fellows gain the expertise to tackle public policy issues in the community as candidates for office, as government officials, or as citizen activists.
Annually, a diverse group of 24 individuals are awarded the opportunity to participate in a hands-on curriculum that incorporates personal leadership development, public policy process and analysis, governance, and campaigning. Practical skills training are emphasized. Fellows participate in team and coalition-building activities to foster communication and the exchange of ideas. The MPLP faculty is comprised of elected officials, political activists, MSU faculty, media, and business professionals from across Michigan.
MPLP fellows are required to attend one weekend session per month from February through November, generally beginning with dinner at 6pm.on Friday and meeting until 4pm on Saturday.
321 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
Michigan residents who are committed to public service; candidates should show:
- Dedication to sound public policy.
- Desire to enhance leadership skills to better serve communities.
- Interest in running for public office at the local or state level.
- Desire to participate in the political process.
- Willingness to learn and explore different points of view.
MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
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