Candidate & Campaign Trainings

Training Overview

Our 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 work with peers to develop a plan to run for office and win.

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

Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Trainings are generously supported by the Donald A. Burns Foundation.

Southwest Airlines provides limited airfare vouchers for those who face financial hardships. These are offered on case by case basis.

2019 Candidate & Campaign Trainings

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San Franciso, CA

Houston, TX

Minneapolis, MN

New York City, NY

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Notable Alumni

Most openly LGBTQ elected officials serving today have completed a Victory Institute training.

Jared Polis

Jared Polis

U.S. Representative (CO-2)
Robert Garcia

Robert Garcia

Mayor, Long Beach (CA)
LaWana Mayfield

LaWana Mayfield

Councilmember, Charlotte (NC)
Annise Parker

Annise Parker

Former Mayor, Houston
Danica Roem

Danica Roem

Delegate, Virginia (District 13)
Nicki Antonio

Nicki Antonio

State Representative, Ohio (District 13)

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