UPDATE: The Early Bird Deadline was Extended until Friday 25 February. Click Here to Apply!
Have you ever thought about running for office? City Council? School Board? Maybe thought about what it would be like to be mayor of your city or town? Well then I highly suggest you check out the Ready to Run Campaign Training. The program has two tracks. One track is for people who know they are running or are currently running and the other track is for people who are thinking about running for office.
Now through Febuary 14th you can attend this program with a special early bird rate.
Also, one of my favorite parts about this program is the fact that they have special one day pre-training workshops with different groups of women of color; one program for Black/African-American Women, one program for Asian women and one program for Latina women.
Finally, though this program is held in New Jersey women from all across the United States have come and benefited from this program and consider talking to your local political party committee or civic group to see if they will help support your costs to come to the event (Ask and you shall receive :D).
To close, I leave you with some information about the program from the program itself:
Ready to RunTM is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, become community leaders, or learn more about the political system.
Participants will walk away with: “how-to” instructions on running for office; fundraising and media skills; real-world advice and best practices from experts; more effective leadership skills; a better understanding of party politics; and internet strategies for campaigns.
Three pre-conference programs will be offered on Friday, March 18, to encourage more women of color to run for office: Elección Latina, Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics and Run Sister Run: Women of the African Diaspora Changing the Political Landscape.