Candidate & Campaign Training – Boston 2021

Candidate & Campaign Training – Boston 2021
Boston, MA
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
5 Blossom St
Boston, MA 02114

Applications are now closed for the Boston Candidate & Campaign Training

Are you ready for us, Boston? We’re so excited to resume in-person trainings in the one and only Beantown!

Victory Institute is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to Boston, July 29 -August 1, 2021 as part of our efforts to train a diverse pipeline of LGBTQ leaders to run for office and win! After the incredible Rainbow Wave we had in the 2018 midterm elections and the Rainbow Tsunami in 2020, we’re thrilled to see what 2021 brings!

Understanding how to develop a winning strategy that uses campaign tools effectively is what leads a campaign to victory. Our four-day Candidate & Campaign Training provides comprehensive, non-partisan training to present and future LGBTQ candidates, campaign staff and community leaders. Participants will learn the necessary skills and strategies by engaging in tough, realistic campaign situations, and hearing from our campaign experts.

We’ve trained thousands of openly LGBTQ people on how to build winning campaigns — including former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem.

COVID-19 Protocol

As we resume in-person activities, Victory Institute is committed to creating a safe environment that is in compliance with local and federal restrictions.

  • All participants MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 29, 2021 (your final shot must be by July 15, 2021)
  • The 2021 Boston Candidate & Campaign Training will have a strict limit of 30 participants or fewer
  • If you are sick at the start of, or during the training, we will request that you do not participate and you will receive a full or pro-rated refund
  • Social distancing will be maintained in all training spaces

Participants will be asked to sign a COVID-19 safety agreement ahead of the training.

Application Process

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. Staff will review and reach out for a brief 15-minute call regarding your interest.
  3. After review, you will receive notice of whether or not you will attend the training.
  4. Staff will send you registration information to officially be a trainee.

Program Costs

  • $350.00 for training materials, food, and a shared double-room
  • $550.00 for training materials, food, and a private single room

Note: These are fixed costs. Regardless of whether you live locally or not, you must select one of these two prices. It’s recommended you stay at hotel due to long days/nights each day.

Agenda Overview

  • Day 1: Training begins Thursday in the evening, 5pm-late in the night
  • Day 2/3: Friday and Saturday, 7am-late into the night
  • Day 4: Sunday training concludes at 11:00am.

Curriculum and agenda breakdown here.


View our Frequently Asked Questions here.


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