Women's Leadership Training

Summer is the time for vacations, grilling, and bucket lists. Why not use one of those summer days to check off that leadership class you've been meaning to take? We've rounded up 20 cross-country women’s leadership training events this summer happening all around the country. Which one is happening near you?

East Coast

Young Women's Political Summit

When: July 11, 2015
Where: Georgetown University
Cost: $50
Read More & Register:  http://runningstartonline.org/summit

Democrats.org Women's Leadership Forum 22nd Annual National Issues Conference

When: October 22 – 23
Where: Washington, DC
Cost: $45 – 250
Read More & Register: https://finance.democrats.org/page/contribute/WLFConference2015

National Candidate Training

When: July 30–August 2, 2015
Where: Washington, DC
Cost: Free (while it lasts!)
Read More & Register: http://pccc.training/

National Women's Political Caucus: Women for the Win: Fast-Track Training For Candidates & Campaigns

When: July 17t
Where: Washington, DC
Cost: Non-Members (includes NWPC Membership)$ 55.00
Read More & Register: http://www.nwpc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=31

Agenda 2016 from Florida Progressives

When: Saturday, August 29
Where: Orlando, FL
Cost: $25 before Aug. 1, $35 after
Read More & Register: Eventbrite


When: Wednesday, July 29th
Where: Atlanta, GA
Cost: Free
Read More & Register: Eventbrite

Ready to Run West Virginia: Women’s Campaign Training from West Virginia Women’s Commission

When: September 18-19
Where: Charleston, WV
Cost: $25
Read More & Register: Eventbrite

Girls in Politics Initiative

Do you have a high school daughter interested in government? Girls in Politics Initiative is bringing you Politics, Advocacy and Political Careers for Girls.

Where: Miami, Florida and DC
Cost: $160
Read More & Register: Florida | September

West Coast

National Federation of Republican Women Biennial

When: September 10-13, 2015
Where: Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $99 – 445
Read More & Register: https://ereg.biz/a/wpg/NFRW15/95

2015 Women's Leadership Conference

When: July 13 – 14
Where: Las Vegas
Cost: $375
Read More & Register: http://www.mgmresortsfoundation.org/womensleadershipconference/

Institute for Women's Leadership: Women as Changemakers, Building Community from the Ground Up.

When: October 2nd
Where: Kings Beach, CA  (north Lake Tahoe area)
Cost: Early bird special (before Aug. 1) $99
Read More & Register: http://www.zawadisha.org/events/

Real Women Revealed Inspiring Women's Conference

When: August 28 – 30th
Where: Ontario, CA (outside of Los Angeles)
Cost: $15 – 65
Read More & Register:  Eventbrite


Women Lead Arkansas

When: July 24 – 26
Where: Morrilton, AR
Cost: $200 before July 10, $325 after
Read More & Register: http://womenleadarkansas.org/event/ready-run-campaign-training-women/

NEW Leadership Summit

When: September 30 – October 2
Where: Dallas
Cost: $1,195 (early bird rate until Wednesday, August 12) $1,495 after
Read More & Register: http://www.newleadershipsummit.com/

Leadership Institute's Campaign Management Workshop

When: August 8th
Where: Dallas, TX
Cost: Free (hurry while it lasts!)
Read More & Register: https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/school.cfm?SchoolID=27704
Check out more summer classes from the Institute here: https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/

Women Know Your Worth: Removing The Price Tag Conference from Envisioning The Future, Inc.

When: July 18th
Where: Milwaukee, WI
Cost: Free while lasts
Read More & Register: Eventbrite

Annie's List Candidate 101 Training

Where: All over Texas
Cost: $25
Read More & Register: https://annieslist.com/what-we-do/candidate-101-trainings/


Political Institute for Women Webinars

When: Throughout the summer
Where: Your couch!
Cost: $75+
Read More & Register: http://www.politicalinstituteforwomen.org/register/

Veteran's Campaigns

A veteran and looking for another way to serve your country? Veteran's Campaigns holds workshops around the country. Sign up today to begin receiving updates.

Read More & Register: http://www.veteranscampaign.org/workshops/

Certification in Election Administration

Have you always been interested in the complexity of U.S. election laws and regulations? University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs is now offering a Certificate in Election Administration through online training.

Read More & Register:  http://www.hhh.umn.edu/electioncertificate/

Maryland Federation of Republican Women Convention

When: October 9-11.
Keep check on their site for further details to come.

Campaign Management Schools

Who: National Federation of Republican Women
What: These schools are run by volunteer experts teaching successful ways to raise money, write campaign plans, organize volunteers and communicate with voters.
Contact political@nfrw.org to see about a program near you.

Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series

Apply to be a part of the Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. Up to 25 participants will be selected for the nine month program, featuring monthly sessions with government and political leaders, lobbyists and media representatives. Deadline is August 1st. http://lugarseries.com/apply-for-the-lugar-series/

So you went to some trainings this summer and are ready for an intense next summer? Check out the below and mark your calendars now!

Women's Campaign School at Yale University


Forbes Women's Summit


Emerge America

The cross-country organization is gearing up to release applications for its cohort-based training program. These are all for a 5-6 month training program, 60-70 hours of training for up to 25 women at a time. The organization currently works in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

  • Nevada’s program runs September through March. Keep check online, applications go live in a week!
  • Virginia program runs January through June. Application deadline will be November 1
  • Kentucky program is TBD but typically goes late January through late June for training.  Applications will be accepted September-November election day.
  • Vermont program is January – May, with the application window open September – October
  • New Jersey TBD but classes generally go from January to June
  • Maine classes are September – March with applications accepted from May-July.
  • Colorado training will take place January – June. Applications will be open September – November. Colorado also has a week long intensive August 3 – 7

Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments what training programs you're participating in this Summer!