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

“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.”

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major U.S. city

Upcoming Trainings

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    Denver, CO

    Denver Candidate & Campaign Training

    Are you ready for us Denver?Victory Institute is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to Denver this fall as part…

  • Nashville, TN

    Victory Institute LGBTQ Leadership Summit – Nashville

    Join Victory Institute and our partners at Tennessee Equality Project for a day-long, intensive training for LGBTQ leaders from…

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    Washington, DC

    International LGBTQ Leaders Conference

    The largest gathering of LGBTQ elected officials in the world has been held annually for more than 30 years.…

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 U.S. Representative Jared Polis, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Ohio State Representative Nickie Antonio and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

Victory Leadership Summits

Our one-day intensive Leadership Summits are led by Victory Institute staff and local elected and appointed officials to help participants develop the skills necessary to begin or advance a career in public service.