Candidate and Campaign Training FAQ

Have some questions about our renowned Candidate and Campaign Training?  Learn more below.

Who is this training for?

Any LGBTQ+ person who has an interest in running for elected office or learning how to run political campaigns.

How much does the training cost?

For the in-person trainings, registration fee ranges from $400 to $675, which includes four days and three nights nights hotel stay (Thursday-Sunday), most meals during the training (Thursday Dinner-Sunday breakfast) with the exception of dinner on the last night, and training materials.

For virtual trainings, registration has a flat fee of $150, which includes three days and two nights of online training.

What happens after I submit my online application?

Once you submit your application, please know that it is in the system and that Victory staff is actively reviewing it. Timelines varry but staff will eventually get back to you (usually a couple of week) on the status. Depending on interest, some will be accepted, some will be on the waitlist, and others will be asked to apply to a training further down the road. The Victory staff works hard to ensure there is a diverse cohort in each training and we thank you for your patience while you wait on the application status.

If I don’t need a hotel room, is the training cheaper?

No, the training cost is a flat fee and all trainees are asked to stay in the hotel. Everyone is required to fully participate at the hotel due to long nights and group work.

What if I have a meeting and can’t attend a portion of the training, can I still attend?

You are required to stay for the full training in order to be fair to the teams you’ll be working with for the simulation portion of the training.  You must be committed to stay and work the full training.  If you know you’ll be unable to complete the full training ahead of time, please reschedule your conflicting appointment or attend another training.  If there is a last-minute scheduling conflict, please let us know immediately so we can make the right adjustments for the training.

What is the dress code for the training?

Casual dress for the training.  You’ll be working long nights and early mornings, so please be comfortable.

Should I bring a laptop?

You will need to bring a laptop or tablet that can view PDF presentations and edit documents.

I’ve already run for office before, should I really attend this training?

You can always learn more about how to run for office.  Even if you have prior experience, you’ll still get a great refresher and new knowledge on how to run a successful campaign from top consultants.

I’ve still got a few more questions, who should I contact?

For additional questions, please email

How do I apply?

For an application to attend one of our trainings, review our Candidate & Campaign training page for specific locations & applications.