Hey all - I just learned of a couple of great training opportunities by some partner organizations and wanted to pass them on to you right away.1 - Wellstone Action is hosting another one of their great Advanced Campaign Management School from December 9 - 13 in St. Paul, MN.
This intensive four and a half-day training is designed for individuals with a high-level of past electoral experience and those who plan to play leadership roles in 2010 campaigns. Drawing on cutting-edge best practices and led by expert practitioners with decades of electoral success, this training is for people serious about managing winning progressive campaigns.
Participation in this training is by application-only. The deadline is Monday, October 12th; all applicants will be notified of their application status by Monday, October 19th.
Training sessions and exercises will focus on core campaign competencies, including:
* Campaign planning and budgeting
* Message development and delivery
* Earned and paid media
* Targeting and direct voter contact (voter registration, ID, persuasion, and GOTV)
* Direct mail
* Issue and opposition research
* Online organizing
* Management and leadership
The training will take place in Saint Paul, MN, and will run from 9:00am to 9:00pm each day starting December 9th, and end by early afternoon on Sunday, December, 13th. The cost of attending this training is $500, which includes our book, Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way, materials, and meals during the training. A limited number of scholarships will be available. This does not include travel and lodging. Click here to download an application.2 - Democracy for America has returned with their very popular "Night School" online training program, with next Wednesday's topic being Campus Organizing. Click here
We will be joined by three of the most talented student organizers
around, representing the College Democrats, Power Shift, Greenpeace
and Network. These organizers will discuss the strategies and tactics
for mobilizing today's college students.
RSVP today, and listen next Wednesday, September 23rd to hear how today's college
students are making a difference.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Night School, its a free online training program that you the listener can stream live from the convenience of your own home.