Equal Voice National Online Campaign School

 

*Registration is now full for our November campaign school. Please send an e-mail to maggie@equalvoice.ca to be added to our waitlist*

Equal Voice is pleased to announce the launch of its first online National Campaign School. The online National Campaign School is designed to equip women and gender-diverse individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada.

The school will consist of 8 online courses including a mix of group exercises, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. Each course is approximately an hour a half (90 minutes) for a total of 12 hours of learning.

The November course is being offered in English only. 

 

Course Schedule*

Date

Description

Tuesday

November 3

7:00pm (EST)

Know Your Story
Explore the reasons behind your decision to get involved, develop your personal story, define who you are as a candidate. Learn how to communicate your story with others and articulate your views.

Thursday

November 5

7:00pm (EST)

Building Blocks
Develop your strategy to get civically active and politically engaged, and become better known in your community ahead of your campaign. Learn about the many ways you can get started!

Thursday

November 10

7:00pm (EST)

Getting Prepared
Hear from experts on what you need to do behind the scenes to get ready for a life in the public eye. Learn about effective campaign strategies at different levels of government.

Thursday

November 12

7:00pm (EST)

Raising Your Profile: Voters
Develop a communications plan to increase your presence both online and in-person. Learn strategies on how to build your network, canvassing, and engaging in community conversations.

Tuesday

November 17

7:00pm (EST)

Raising Your Profile: Media
Media training will provide some guidelines and practice to prepare you for the media interviews coming your way!

Thursday

November 19

7:00pm (EST)

Overcoming Barriers
Hear from experienced politicians on the barriers you may face from the public, from colleagues, and from the system, and strategies to overcome them.

Tuesday

November 24

7:00pm (EST)

Mobilizing a Team
Overview of the key positions needed for a successful campaign. Learn about the role of a campaign manager, skills to look for, and tips on how to recruit and manage volunteers and staff.

Thursday

November 26 

7:00pm (EST)

Financing and Fundraising
Answer your questions about how much money you will need, the rules around campaign financing, and practice the 'ask'.

*Courses are subject to change with advance notice to participants.

Outcomes

  • Graduates join the Equal Voice Alumni network;
  • Gain knowledge on how to get nominated, build your team, and run a campaign;
  • New connections across party lines and access to advice from elected officials;
  • Improved leadership, management, and communication skills;
  • ...and more!

As this is our first online Campaign School, participants in our November school pay a reduced price of $199! A limited number of bursaries are available upon request and need. Please contact us at info@equalvoice.ca

 

Technical Requirements

Participants must have access to internet, video camera, and microphone. Courses will be conducted over Zoom.

 

Bursaries

Not interested in attending, but want to support a participant gain the skills and knowledge needed to run for office?

Equal Voice invites you to sponsor a campaign school participant by making a monthly donation ($25 or more) in support of the Bursary Fund for National Campaign School. By making contributions to the Bursary Fund for National Campaign School donors can make a real difference in the lives of participants across Canada, who are ready to pursue a career in politics, but are financially restricted to participate in this training.

Your generous recurring gift of $25/month will pay in full for an eligible participant to attend the November National Campaign School. To sponsor a participant, sign-up as a monthly donor today, and select “Bursary Fund for National Campaign School " in the drop down menu available on the Donate Page. For more information, please contact us at: info@equalvoice.ca 

Registration

No application is required and online registration is open to anyone identifying as a woman or gender-diverse. Registration will close once capacity (30 registrants) has been reached. Your payment will be processed through our donation page, but is considered payment for your participation. For any questions regarding the program, or to inquire about bursaries, please contact Maggie at: maggie@equalvoice.ca  

 

*Registration is now full for our November campaign school. Please send an e-mail to maggie@equalvoice.ca to be added to our waitlist*

WHEN
November 03, 2020 at 7pm - November 27, 2020
WHERE
Online!
CONTACT
Equal Voice ·

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