November 15-18, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

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


Champion Sponsor


Benefactor Sponsors
Advance America
Alliance for Early Success
Democracy Fund
Edison International
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Wells Fargo

Supporter Sponsors
Abbott Nutrition
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
McLane Company, Inc.
Reynolds American Inc.
Southwest Airlines
Telemundo Comcast NBCUniversal
The Walt Disney Company


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  • Saturday
  • Sunday



Pre-Institute Optional Media Training Program

Registration is limited



7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Media Training Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

Mastering the Media:


Creating & Delivering Your Message

• Mr. Jaime Zapata, Partner, +gmmb

• Ms. Rhonda Stewart, Vice President, +gmmb

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Media Training Working Lunch


For media training participants only

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

The Art of Public Speaking

• Hon. Luz Weinberg, Commissioner, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority; Former Commissioner, City of Aventura, Florida; Former NALEO Vice President

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Institute Registration

For non-media training participants

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

NALEO Celebration of Latino Leadership Reception

For all participants; business attire

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
State Farm®