Civic and Public Leadership Development  

"What do you want your leaders to do with what they learn?"
Working with business leaders to develop, deliver and facilitate leadership programs that measure success by engagement

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Does your community need to prepare business leaders for civic or public engagement?  

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PRO-BUSINESS PUBLIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING  

To promote business experience in political office, local public leadership training programs have been developed with business leaders in Florida, San Diego and Virginia to successfully build the bench of  pro-business aspiring political candidates and appointees. 


Unlike traditional campaign schools, our "bench-building" programs work with prospective candidates and appointees on "pre-campaign" strategies - from knowing how to choose a campaign team to building a fundraising prospect list - so that these business leaders know how to start and what to expect.


What began as notes on the back of a napkin over lunch became a nonpartisan program where over 500 competitively-selected participants have been exposed to political experts and new networks. Graduates are making a difference as state legislators, mayors, commissioners, council members, school board members, appointees and  other officeholders. 

Learn more about our model and success stories. 


Each program is locally branded and tailored to address the political realities of the local market.  Here are just two programs: 

The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute
The San Diego Public Leadership Institute

CASE STUDY:  

HOW EMERGING BUSINESS LEADERS IN BELIZE WERE TRAINED TO CARRY ON A RICH LEGACY OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 

"What do you want the graduates to do with what they learn?" 


It was one of the first questions I asked Belize business leaders when we met to design a program from scratch and the answer guided the program to success beyond expectations.  Here's another hint:  

we attracted more women business leaders than men. 


Discover more in this pdf. 

"We couldn’t have launched (the leadership program) without your experience, passion and commitment. Thank you for helping San Diego’s business community STEP UP ITS GAME." 
San Diego business leader

“The course has allowed me to focus on how I can become a MORE EFFECTIVE LEADER. I hope to FULFILL MY DREAM OF OPENING AN EMPLOYMENT CENTER WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE can better their economic status.”

Belize entrepreneur​​​

Mark R. Mills

mark@markrmills.com

407-617-7284