The Indiana Republican Diversity Leadership Series

The Indiana Republican Diversity Leadership Series (IRDLS) is a seminar and leadership training program that provides the preparation and resources needed to increase the engagement of minority Republican leaders across Indiana. The program is open to Hoosiers of all backgrounds and all ages as we work to bring more historically under-represented communities into civic leadership. Members of the series build their personal network, meet with state leaders, and receive mentorship while developing additional avenues to become civically engaged in Indiana.

The series involves monthly classes, which cover topics such as multicultural messaging, authentic communications, diversity and civic engagement, local and state policy, and much more. The class concludes with a group capstone project and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The 2024 Cohort:

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Past Cohorts:

Meet the 2023 Cohort

Meet the 2022 Cohort

Meet the Inaugural 2021 Cohort 

Application and Process:

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Meet the leadership team

More on the IRDLS:

News Release (May 3, 2023): Five Indiana Republican Diversity Leadership Participants Will Have Name on November Ballot

News Release (Mar. 21, 2023): Indiana Republican Party Announces Members of Third Cohort of Diversity Leadership Series Program

News Release (July 22, 2022): Indiana Republican Party Celebrates Second Class of Its Diversity Leadership Series

News Release (Jan. 18, 2022): Indiana Republican Party Announces Members of Second Diversity Leadership Series Class

News Release (July 21, 2021): Indiana Republican Party Celebrates Inaugural Diversity Series Class

News Release (July 7, 2020): Indiana Republicans Launch Diversity Leadership Series