The FAPAC Leadership Shadowing Program (LSP) was established in 2017 to develop FAPAC leaders who aspire to run for the National Board of Directors (NBOD). The LSP is a six-month program that runs from March to September. The LSP is intended for eligible FAPAC Members to gain a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the FAPAC organization and prepare participants to run for a FAPAC Officer position or to serve as a Committee Chair.
Submit completed applications via online form or email paper application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 26, 2021.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
LSP participants should commit a minimum of 50 hours over the course of the six-month program that includes:
Who is the program for?
The LSP program is open to all active FAPAC members in good standing. This program prepares participants to gain a better understanding of the FAPAC and run for an Officer position on the FAPAC National Board of Directors (NBOD). Any FAPAC member who desires to run for an elected officer position for the upcoming election can participate in the LSP and be given the opportunity to experience and observe how the elected officers serves their members. Ideal candidates are high-performers, ambitious, visionaries, detail-oriented, inspiring, and passionate about public service.
How does this work?
Participants will observe and support current FAPAC Officers to gain first-hand knowledge of the responsibilities of the National Board of Directors (NBOD). Activities may include:
At the completion of the program in September, both Officer/Chair and the participant will finalize the one-on-one meeting to discuss the decision of the participant to run for an elected position or apply for consideration as a Committee Chair or Committee Co-Chair.
Eligibility and Selection:
The following will be implemented during the evaluation and selection process of interested participants:
Are there any costs to participate?
There is no cost to participate in the LSP. If LSP participants volunteer for the National Leadership Training Program (NLTP), the registration fee will be waived. LSP participants must confirm their volunteer assignments with the NLTP Program Chair and register. FAPAC does not provide funds for travel/lodging for program participants.
Can people participate if they are not in Washington D.C.?
Yes, participants should coordinate and communicate with their designated FAPAC Officer or Committee Chair in order to successfully complete the program requirements.
Do I need to get permission from my supervisor to work on a project?
Supervisor approval is preferable, but not required. Program activities may be completed during personal time or official duty time with your supervisor's approval. We encourage participants to include this program in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).
Who do I contact to get more information?
Send questions to email@example.com.