Candidate & Campaign Trainings

Overview

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 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.


2021 Candidate & Campaign Trainings

*At this time, we plan to host the Boston and San Diego trainings in-person, but due to COVID-19, the in-person events may be subject to change and hosted virtually.

What Can You Expect?

3-Day Virtual Training Overview

4-Day In-Person Training Overview


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

 


Resources on Running for Office

Are you interested in running for elected office but not sure where to start? Victory Institute has compiled a list of resources that can help you learn the skills necessary to run a campaign. Here is a list of organizations that host candidate training programs or manage other resources that help candidates run for office.


For questions regarding the Candidate & Campaign Trainings, please contact Sarah Pope, Domestic Programs Manager, at [email protected].

Supporters

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.