Candidate & Campaign Training – Portland 2022

Candidate & Campaign Training – Portland 2022
Courtyard City Center
550 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97204

Applications are now closed for the Portland Candidate & Campaign Training. Dates for the 2023 Candidate & Campaign Trainings will be posted soon. 

LGBTQ Victory Institute is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to Portland, July 21-24, 2022 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 2022 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.

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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