Candidate and Campaign Training FAQ

Have some questions about our renowned Candidate and Campaign Training?  This page should help.

Who is this training for?

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

How much does the training cost?

The registration fee ranges from $350 to $550, 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.

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.

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?

Yes. You will receive all of the training materials via USB flash drive, so a laptop is necessary.

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 leadership@victoryinstitute.org.

How do I apply?

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