Since its incubation in 2013, the Great Lakes Political Academy has trained more than 220 fellows in this intensive program. GLPA runs general programs and specialization programs that are highly regarded across the state of Michigan.
Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) is aimed at recruiting and training progressive candidates for state and local offices. Our LEAD candidate training program was introduced in 2020 and is open to current and future candidates across the state.
Our general program covers all campaign topics and is designed to prepare experienced rising campaign leaders to manage competitive campaigns. Our specialization program covers specific campaign areas and is designed to prepare less-experienced rising campaign leaders to lead campaign departments.