November 17-20, 2016 | National Harbor, MD


NALEO Educational Fund’s National Institute for Newly Elected Officials is the preeminent professional development program available to new Latino policymakers. The NALEO National Institute for Newly Elected officials allows participants to successfully launch their careers in public office by equipping them with the necessary governance and leadership skills to become an effective policymaker on behalf of their constituents. The curriculum provides training on how to get started in public office, the policymaking process, budgets, effective messaging and communications, use of social media, ethics, and how to work with the press. Participants benefit from access to seasoned policymakers that serve as mentors, networking with colleagues from across the country, and leading experts that serve as the Institute’s faculty.


Title Sponsors

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Investor Sponsors


Advance America

Force Multiplier Solutions, Inc.

Nuestro Rio

Southwest Airlines

Patron Sponsors
BP America
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Univision Communications Inc.
Wells Fargo


  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Eastern Shore Foyer, Lower Atrium

Media Registration

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cherry Blossom Lobby, Level 2

Institute Registration

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Shore 1 & 3, Lower Atrium

Mastering the Media, Part I: Creating your Message, Interview and Camera Techniques

• Mr. Edward F. Coghlan, Public and Media Relations Strategy Consultant, JVA Group

• Ms. Janeth Hernández, Latino Public Relations Consultant, JVA Group

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eastern Shore 1 & 3, Lower Atrium
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium – Beverage Break

Mastering the Media, Part II: Creating your Message, Interview and Camera Techniques

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium

Latinos and Foreign Affairs: Tea with the British Embassy

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NALEO 40th Anniversary Celebration Leadership Reception

Recognition of Ruby Anniversary Circle Members:
The Bauman Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Ford Foundation, Force Multiplier Solutions, Inc., Marguerite Casey Foundation, Pfizer, Rosenberg Foundation, Toyota, Univision Communications Inc., Waste Management, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
State Farm®

Opening Reception Supporters:
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Reynolds America Inc.
Walton Family Foundation

Opening Reception Donors:
TMX Fiance