Candidate & Campaign Trainings

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Our intensive, in-person four-day and virtual three-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 openly LGBTQ candidates, campaign workers, and other leaders have 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.

2022 Candidate & Campaign Trainings

What Can You Expect?

3-Day Virtual Training

4-Day In-Person 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
  • Martín Garcia
  • Courtney Snowden
  • Kelton Morgan

Notable Alumni


For questions regarding the Candidate & Campaign Trainings, please contact Sarah Pope, Director of Domestic 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

Tell Me About Future Trainings

We can let you know when we announce new Candidate & Campaign Trainings.