Advocacy 101 is a 2-hour course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers.
Campaign Communications 101 is a 2-hour intensive course in campaign communications including debating and public speaking. This course is designed for women running for elected office or pursuing a career in politics as a campaign communications director.
Campaign Field Strategy 101 is a 2-hour-intensive course in campaign field work organization, GOTV and volunteer organizing. This course is designed for women running for elected office or pursuing a career in politics as a campaign field organizer.
Campaign Finance 101 is a 2-hour intensive course in campaign fundraising techniques, planning and donor cultivation. This course is designed for women running for office or pursuing a career in politics as a campaign finance director or political fundraiser.
Campaign Management 101 is a 3-hour comprehensive training for women launching careers in politics as campaign managers. This is part 1 of a 2 part course and designed to be followed by Campaign Management 102.
Campaign Management 102 is a 3-hour comprehensive training for women launching careers in politics as campaign managers and is designed to follow Campaign Management 101.
Campaign Marketing/PR 101 is a 2-hour intensive course on campaign marketing and public relations for women running for office or pursuing a career in politics as a working on campaign marketing or public relations.
Campaign Strategy 101 is a 2-hour course delivering intensive instruction on political campaign strategy for women running for office and provides a foundation for any woman pursuing a career in politics.
Environmental Policy 101 is a 2-hourse course on the history of environmental legislation, environmental legislation reform and proposed national, state and local environment legislation.
Candidate Campaign Preparation is a 3-hour course for women considering running for office. This course gives candidate an overview of the process along with a list of steps to take to get prepared for the campaign process including network building, increasing name recognition and race assessment.
Healthcare Policy 101 is a 2-hour course giving an overview of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the reconciliation bill. This course also includes a review of new judicial challenges to the act.
Judicial Races is a 6-hour course that addresses the specific needs of candidates running for judicial office. This course covers campaign strategy, finance, media skills, public speaking/debating and campaign staffing.
Lobbying 101 is a 2-hour intensive course giving an overview of the history of lobbying, types of lobbyists and state/federal regulations governing the profession of lobbying. This course will conclude with a 1 hour question and answer session with three professional lobbyists.
Media Skills 101 is a is a 2-hour course for candidates and campaign staff on how to manage communications members of all media outlets and how to craft responses to media coverage. This course includes instruction on media interviews, drafting statements to media outlets and addressing sexist or racially biased media coverage.
Political Appointments is a 2-hour course for women that have an interest in being appointed to a political office, board or commission. This course gives an overview of the typical appointment process and gives instruction on how women can create a personal strategy to receive a political appointment.
Public Speaking and Debating 101 is a 3-hour course for women are running for office. This course offers instruction on public speaking techniques, debating techniques, debate preparation and candidate presentation.
Running for Office Candidate Training is an 8-hour course for women delivering instruction on all aspects of running for elected office at the local or state level in the legislative, judicial or executive branches of government.
Securities Policy 101 is a 2-hour course on securities history, securities regulation, reform and proposed legislation at the national and state levels.
Transportation Policy 101 is a 2-hour course on local transportation regulation history, an overview of significant transportation legislation and proposed legislation.
Careers in Politics
This series of 2 to 3-hour courses are specifically designed for women pursuing careers in politics. These course curricula offer instruction in the respective specialties along with guidance on finding career opportunities in politics.
FOR GIRLS AND TEENS
Camp Congress is a week-long leadership summer camp that introduces girls ages 7 to 17 to politics. Camp Congress begins with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, US Senate or the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a campaign platform, campaign slogan, campaign buttons, campaign banner and yard sign. Each camper will be filmed for their very own political advertisement. All campers will register to vote then vote in the presidential and congressional elections. Once elected to Congress, the newly installed members will learn how to introduce a bill, lobby other members of Congress and finally vote on the bill. Camp will culminate with the ceremonial singing of the bill into law by our Ms. President, then again she just may decide to veto the bill.
High School Career Development Series
This series of courses is designed to introduce teens to politics and the number of career options that the political sector has to offer. Each of the three courses is 4 to 6 hours and takes place over a three week period, typically on a Saturday.
The first course It’s All Political illustrates to students how intertwined politics has become in all facets of life and underscores the role it plays in the lives of all citizens. There is also instruction on the basic structure of American government as well as an overview of the UN.
Careers in Politics Explores the broad array of professional opportunities in politics and outlining the job descriptions of the more common professional positions. Professionals from the political sector will also speak to the students about their careers and offer professional advice to students.
Planning Your Pathis a hands-on course that guides each student through planning her political career including researching colleges, universities and development programs. Students are given a lesson on professional networking and how to contact their local, state and federal representatives to secure internships or access to programs sponsored by elected officials. Student will finish the course with a personal career plan.