In response to increasing demand for our training, Emerge Oregon now offers a 5-7 day training in the southern region of Oregon. We first offered this training in 2019 and will offer it again in the fall of 2021. It is very similar to our Signature Program.
Each year, we also offer a boot camp option. 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. Boot camps for 2020 have not yet been scheduled. Please check back – but know that you’ll also see us announce it on social media and via our email list.
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!