The nomination period is open for the
Spring 2024 Winter Mark Whisler Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute.
Application deadline: March 15th, 2024
The Mark Whisler Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) provides public policy training for our Sacramento area community advocates. It's time that neighborhood leaders have not just a voice, but a seat on the dais.
For our training institute, we seek out and recruit people from low-income communities and communities of color who have a proven track record of leadership as social justice advocates in their neighborhoods. They’re distinguished by a passion to change systems by learning the important aspects of public policy development from the inside. We deeply invest in each cohort through our 6-week BCLI fellowship, which teaches advocates how to understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of commissions, and build effective relationships in and outside the commission.
Public policy topics covered by the BCLI:
Power, Privilege & Structural Racialization
Land Use and Affordable Housing
Robert's/Rosenberg's Rules of Order, Ethics & Storytelling
Health Equity & Environmental Justice
Workplace Equity/Labor 101
(6) Consecutive Saturdays
Launch Celebration: Friday, March 29th, 5:00 - 6:00pm via Zoom w/ Keynote Speaker TBD
Saturday Sessions: 10:00am - 4:00pm (a light breakfast & coffee will be provided at 9:30am & lunch at noon)
March 30th * April 6th * April 13th * April 20th * April 27th * May 4th + Graduation Ceremony based on Cohort's schedules.
Each candidate should follow these steps in order to be considered as a BCLI Fellow:
1. Locate a Nominator. All BCLI Fellows must be nominated by either a BCLI alum, or by a community leader or organization with which the candidate has been affiliated.
2. Have your Nominator complete & submit the Nomination Application via this link:
QUESTIONS? Email us at: BCLI@OrganizeSacramento.org