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An Example of Past Curriculum

Session #1
Introductions to each other / The RPM - It's Structure and Function and how to get involved / History of the National Excellence in Public Service Series / History of MEPS and Why the Program is Needed

Session #2
State Legislative Structure and Process / Federal Government and Constituent Services / Panel Discussion on "The Emergence and Role of Blogging in Politics and Activism" / Social Media; A Networking Start-Up & Review 

Session #3
Personal Leadership / Discussion of Real Power book & online assessment / Personal SWOT Analysis / Importance of First Impressions / Perfecting Your Public Speaking 

Session #4
Campaign Management Training:  The Master Campaign Plan and the essential components and considerations you need to know  

Session #5
Special morning "Issue" session hosted by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota / Discussion of Women Serving in the Legislature / Coalition Building 

Session #6
Candidate, Campaign & Activist Training by American Majority   

Session #7
An Unlikely Republican; Connecting with Unlikely Republicans / Discussion of Moral Compass, Priorities and Ethics in Public Service  / How to Run a Successful Meeting with Robert’s Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure

Session #8
"Other Ways to Serve"; Lobbying - Public Service in the Private Sector / County Government / City Government / Supporting PACS and other Organizations

Session #9
Serving on State Boards and Commissions  / "Bringing It All Together" - A MEPS Series Wrap Up / Planning for Graduation and Beyond; Goal Setting

June of each year
National Excellence in Public Service National Conference; Washington D.C. 

January of each year
Graduation of previous year's Fellows
First session for new class of Fellows

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