Accelerated Candidate Training

Training

Accelerated Candidate

Accelerated Candidate Training (ACT) is a leadership development program designed to promote civic activism to solve community problems or issues in Blount County.

Our current course is already in session, but you can sign up to be on the waitlist and receive information on the next course opportunity.

Mission:

Our Mission is to build a new generation of community and political leaders.

Purpose:

Our Purpose is to spark community engagement through knowledge of local government structure and economic and social inequality. Then bridge division within local government and community leadership.

Schedule

Current Course

February 14, 2022……………Elections/Elections Process

March 9, 2022………………….Basics of Local Government & Finances/Budget Process

April 4, 2022…………………….Economic Development & Impact on Community Well Being

May…………………………………..Opportunities for Service: Elected office, Appointment Boards & Commissions, Volunteer Opportunities

June………………………………….Political Typology Quiz & Economic Development Quiz

September………………………..Graduation/Victory Celebration

Schedule

Next Course Tentative

January 2023………………….New Member Orientation

February 2023…………………Basics of Local Government & Finances/Budget Process

March 2023…………………….Elections/Elections Process

April 2023……………………….Economic Development & Impact on Community Well Being

May 2023……………………….Opportunities for Service: Elected office, Appointment Boards & Commissions, Volunteer Opportunities

June 2023………………………Political Typology Quiz & Economic Development Quiz

August 2023…………………..Status of Health and Healthcare in Blount County: Current issues and concerns

September 2023…………….Graduation/Victory Celebration

Blog

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Ways to Work Against Racism

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Non-Racist vs Anti-Racist

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