“It was a whirlwind of four-days, intense, 7:30 in the morning till one the next morning. Learning how to run a campaign, how to do an ask and creating a platform. Victory gave me the skills that I needed to be prepared to address the issues head on.”
Charlotte, NC City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield
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 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.
Trainees are generously provided airline ticket vouchers to and from the training courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
Most openly LGBTQ elected officials serving today have completed a Victory Institute training.
U.S. Representative (CO-2)
Mayor, Long Beach (CA)
Councilmember, Charlotte (NC)
Former Mayor, Houston
U.S. Senator, Wisconsin
State Representative, Ohio (District 13)
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