Boot Camps

Need campaign skills now - or is a run for office further down the road?

Emerge Oregon Boot Camps

In response to increasing demand for our training, Emerge Oregon now offers a boot camp option at least once a year.  The boot camp is scheduled over 2 or 3 days and is currently held in Portland.  It is a condensed version of our curriculum covering the most important nuts and bolts of campaigning.

Boot camps are a great option for women who identify an immediate opportunity to run for office and need to launch their campaign before they would complete our signature program.

We also welcome women who know a run for office is further out yet would like some training now, preferring to apply to our full program closer to an actual run for office. Finally, we reserve spots in our boot camp for women who apply for our signature program, but are beyond capacity.

We use the same application for both our signature program and our boot camp. The next boot camp is scheduled for August 3 – 4, 2019.  

Apply here by July 1, 2019 if you are interested in the August boot camp. Accepted participants will be informed by July 15, 2019. 

Step Forward

Our Step Forward program is a one-day training.  It is focused on the three main ingredients for a campaign: Message, Money and Momentum.  In other words, core campaign communications, fundraising, and running a field program to get out the vote!

We primarily offer these trainings on an as-needed basis, anywhere in the state. We are flexible and will work one-on-one with interested groups of women.  We ask that at least 12-15 women attend the class.

Women who attend these trainings are not considered alumnae of Emerge Oregon, but we do hope attendees apply to either our signature program or boot camps at some point.

Send us an email if you are interested in organizing a Step Forward training in your community!