MPLI is a program suited for current and emerging leaders interested in issues affecting minority and underserved communities. Prior political experience is not required for consideration.
The next class of MPLI will be held in 2018. Applications will be considered beginning January 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status into the program within 30 days from their completed application submission.
Applicants must include two references from colleagues who can attest to the applicant’s leadership potential and abilities and current responsibilities.
Those selected to participate in MPLI are expected to fully participate in the six two day sessions offered during the months of April, May, June, September, and October. Accepted participants are responsible for securing transportation to all meeting locations.
All required documents must be received by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete. Please ensure that your application contains the following:
1 page resume
1 paragraph bio-sketch (no more than 100 words)
Two reference letters
$250 Application Deposit (Application deposit may be paid by credit card, check or purchase order. Please note that applications are not considered complete until this payment is received.)
Application materials should be submitted using our online form.
The tuition for MPLI is $1750 (which includes the $250 application deposit) covers all program costs including intensive leadership assessment, single person lodging, and meals on program days. Payments can be made by the sponsoring organization or by individuals. Participants are responsible for securing their own transportation to program sessions.
Once accepted, all MPLI candidates must submit the remaining tuition amount to secure space as a participant. Individuals selected for participation in the 2018 class of MPLI will be notified of acceptance within 30 days from their completed application submission. Once accepted, all MPLI candidates must submit the remaining $1500 tuition balance to secure space as a participant.
Participants who complete the Minority Political Leadership Institute will receive a certificate of completion and 8 Continuing Education Units from The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute.