March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

*A Record Number of Women are Running for Political Office in 2018*

Do you aspire to:
* Run for office in 2018?
* Start preparing for a future run for public office?
* Work or volunteer on a political campaign?
* Become more politically active?

Then plan to attend the first ever “Ready to Run” workshop in Washington, D.C., hosted by The Graduate School of Political Management on Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on GW’s main campus in DC. The event will be held at the Milken School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20052. 

You’ll learn from the top practitioners and consultants from both sides of the aisle about how to run a political campaign. And you’ll meet key officials from political parties and groups who support women candidates.

This one-day bipartisan women’s political leadership training program, developed at the Center for American Women & Politics at Rutgers, will help you prepare for the 2018 elections, either as a candidate or as a campaign staffer/volunteer.

Tentative agenda will include:

* Why You Should Run
* Laying the Groundwork for Public Life
* Building Your Campaign
* Delivering Your Campaign Message with Confidence
* Key Elements of a Winning Campaign
* How to Raise Money
* Breakout Sessions: Building Your Tribe

The full tentative agenda is available here.


Confirmed panelists:

Deb Sofield; Executive coach and keynote speaker:  Public Speaking/Presentations.

Liz Chadderdon; Partner and Creative Director at Chadderon Lestingi: Campaign Plan.

Crystal Patterson; Government and Politics Outreach Manager at Facebook:  Digital Reputation.

China Dickerson; Founder at Dickerson Strategies:  Messaging.

Jennifer Passey; Councilmember, City of Fairfax: Running for Office

Ashley Carter; Board Member, DC Board of Education:

Nancy Bocskor; Founder at The Nancy Bocskor Company:  Fundraising.

Tuition, which includes lunch, snacks and materials, is $150.


  • Name

    Ready To Run: Campaign Training for Women


  • Date and Time

    March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm