Candidate Trainings



WELead 2016 Democratic Women Political Training
Begins Saturday, 3/12/16

WELead OC (“WE” is an acronym for “Women Empowered”) is a political non-profit dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering Orange County Democratic Women, through political training programs, speaker and leadership events, building a pipeline of Progressive Democratic women to run for elected office.

WELead OC’s primary focus is Women of Color and women in underserved communities in Orange County.

The training will be held at the offices of the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), 830 N Ross, Santa Ana, CA 92701, from 9:30AM – 3:30PM.

Hiring Campaign Staff 

VRL Live! Web Clinic
Thursday, 7/30/15, 2:00pm ET

Behind every great candidate is a good team. Whether your campaign team is 2 or 200, we’ll walk you through how to grow a campaign staff, how to leverage volunteers, and utilize consultants and paid staff. Get tips on what vendors to use and what resources that party can offer you.

Self Care & Leadership Training with Dr. LG Shanklin-Flowers

Cost: $49
Minneapolis, MN, 7/25/15, 10:00am – 4:00pm ET

Join VoteRunLead in Minneapolis for a day-long training on self-care and intentional leadership to create positive change in their communities and have aspirations of stepping into leadership roles. Scholarships available!

Progressive Change Campaign Committee-Upcoming Trainings

National Candidate Training – Washington, DC July 30- August 2, 2015


Have an upcoming campaign or leadership training? Please send to alice (at) closethegapca (dot) org

Training Organizations

California Women Lead 

The Women’s Foundation of California 

Black Women Organized for Political Action’s Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment 

California Women’s List


HOPE Leadership Institute

The New American Leaders Project


The New Leaders Council Institute

Urban Habitat Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

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