Candidate & Campaign Trainings

Danica Roem speaks at the 2017 LGBTQ Leaders Conference

LGBTQ+ Victory Institute’s bootcamp-style campaign training in 2016 gave me the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to make the leap and run in 2017.

-Virginia Delegate Danica Roem

LGBTQ+ Victory Institute’s intensive four-day Candidate & Campaign Trainings provide comprehensive, non-partisan best practices to present and future LGBTQ+ candidates, campaign staff, and community leaders. Trainees learn the necessary skills and strategies by engaging in tough, realistic campaign simulations and working with peers to develop a plan to run for office and win.

Thousands of LGBTQ+ candidates, campaign workers, and other leaders have learned how to build winning campaigns through this training, which takes place several times each year.

What can you expect at the training?

Meet the Trainers

Victory has worked with these four subject-matter experts for years and they have collectively trained thousands of LGBTQ+ candidates. Learn more about them here.

Joe Fuld

Joe Fuld

Founder, The Campaign Workshop
Martín Diego Garcia

Martín Diego Garcia

Vice President, Training and Strategic Planning, The Campaign Workshop
Courtney Snowden

Courtney Snowden

Founder and President, The Blueprint Strategy Group
Kelton Morgan

Kelton Morgan

President, Campaign Services Group (CSG)

Notable Alumni

Governor Jared Polis
Governor of Colorado

Representative Robert Garcia
U.S. Representative, CA-42

Delegate Danica Roem
Virginia House of Delegates

Representative Malcolm Kenyatta
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Representative Leslie Herod
Colorado State House of Representatives

For questions regarding the Candidate & Campaign Trainings, please contact Sarah Pope, Director of US Programs, at


LGBTQ+ Victory Institute would like to give special thanks to our program supporters. Their philanthropy ensures that this program has the financial resources it needs to offer our Candidate & Campaign Training.

Upcoming Trainings

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    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Candidate & Campaign Training – Salt Lake City 2023

    LGBTQ+ Victory Institute, in partnership with Equality Utah, is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to Salt Lake…

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    Orlando, Florida

    Candidate & Campaign Training – Orlando 2023

    LGBTQ+ Victory Institute, in partnership with Equality Florida and SAVE, is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to…

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    Detroit, Michigan

    Candidate & Campaign Training – Detroit 2023

    LGBTQ+ Victory Institute is bringing its signature Candidate & Campaign Training to Detroit, October 12-15, 2023 as part of…