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Young people are winning elections. Now what?

Young people are winning elections. Now what?
Millennials are sweeping into public office: From 2018 to 2020, the United States saw a 266% increase in young people running for Congress. In 2021, young people made history with candidates like Nada

However, to succeed, there’s one thing this generation of elected leaders is missing: professional development.Kaplan Solutions attributes major benefits to professional development, including increased retention, confidence and credibility, easier succession planning, re-energized staff, and increased efficiency.In a hearing held by the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, freshmen asked for more robust onboarding and professional development in areas like promoting civility and respect, as well as in leadership training." This desire for professional development doesn’t stop with young legislators.

The outcome of providing more professional development is clear: Our young elected officials and their teams want training to craft and enact good policies for their constituents.i pShare Tweet Email Millennials are sweeping into public office: From 2018 to 2020, the United States saw a 266% increase in young people running for Congress.

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