Through our training programs, we are identifying and preparing a diverse pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders to advance equality through public service.

“Campaigning is tough work with little margin for error. Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training is intense, inexpensive and presented by experienced professionals. It gives new candidates a head start, but even experienced candidates can up their game.”

LGBTQ+ Victory Institute President & CEO and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker. She was the first out LGBTQ+ mayor of a major U.S. city.

Upcoming Trainings

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    Chicago, IL

    2024 Midwestern Candidate & Campaign Training – Chicago, IL

    LGBTQ+ Victory Institute is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to Chicago, IL on July 11-14, 2024, as…

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Public Leadership Summit

    LGBTQ+ Victory Institute is dedicated to building and supporting a diverse pipeline of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer…

  • Virtual Webinar

    Time2Run Webinar: October 2024

    If you're not at the table, you're on the menu. And why aren't you at the table? LGBTQ+ candidates…

Candidate & Campaign Training

Our four-day non-partisan Candidate & Campaign Training provides skills, tools and realistic campaign scenarios to current and future LGBTQ+ candidates, campaign staff and community leaders. Thousands of successful LGBTQ+ leaders are training alumni, including Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Congressmen Robert Garcia and Mondaire Jones, and Montana State Representative Zooey Zephyr.

LGBTQ+ Public Leadership Summits

Our LGBTQ+ Public Leadership Summits are led by LGBTQ+ Victory Institute staff and local elected officials to help participants develop the skills necessary to begin or advance a career in public service.

Virtual Events & Webinars

Our virtual programming offers an opportunity for you to learn campaigning tools and skills from wherever you are – at home or on the trail. Join us for one of our virtual events soon.