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.”

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

Upcoming Trainings

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, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Ohio State Senator Nickie Antonio and Virginia Delegate Danica Roem.

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.