Upcoming Workshops

Advocacy 101

From Serving the Nation to Serving Your Community

(Dallas, TX)

  1. November 9, 2019

Veterans Campaign and the MA in Public Leadership Program at University of San Francisco are proud to partner with the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University to bring our life-changing and career-building programming to North Texas. 

Join us on Saturday, November 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an "Advocacy 101" special workshop for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center, located at 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.

This workshop will teach you to find your voice through purpose and become a powerful advocate for your community. You've already served our nation. We'll teach you how to leverage those leadership skills and problem-solving abilities to be a force for change in civilian life.

We've put together a dynamic agenda, including a keynote address from State Senator Pat Fallon, who represents the 30th District Texas. Sen. Fallon was a cadet in the Reserve Officers Training Corps in the U.S. Air Force, subsequently serving as a second lieutenant for four years where he was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal. We'll hear how he transitioned from the military to business to public service and what he learned along the way.

Please join us! Registration for the day is $150 and includes all materials and lunch. TWU students receive a special discounted rate. There's ample free parking at the TWU Dallas Center.

Veterans Campaign is excited to partner with TWU, an institution with a strong record of supporting veterans. TWU serves more than 300 student veterans and more than 400 of their dependents. In addition, TWU employs about 70 faculty and staff who are veterans and has been named a "Military Friendly School" for the 10th consecutive year. Long-time advisory board member and faculty member Nancy Bocskor has launched the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at TWU as well.

Participants at the Spring 2015 Advanced Campaign Training Workshop review fundraising plans with instructor and fundraising expert Nancy Bocskor

Participants at the Spring 2015 Advanced Campaign Training Workshop review fundraising plans with instructor and fundraising expert Nancy Bocskor

Introductory Campaign Training Workshops

(Various Locations)

Veterans Campaign's Introductory Campaign Training Workshop is weekend 'boot camp' for veterans, transitioning service members,  and affiliates of the military community aspiring to pursue a "second service" to their country and communities in elected office, political campaigns, advocacy, or civic leadership. 

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the campaign process from a dynamic team of instructors ranging from inside-the-Beltway experts to distinguished public servants to grassroots activists. Classes will include how to get involved in civic leadership, laying the groundwork for a campaign or advocacy initiative, message development and communications, fundraising, grassroots operations, digital media, and specific challenges, opportunities, and techniques for veterans & military affiliates. Panels and role-playing exercises will be interspersed with a keynote address, firsthand accounts of distinguished veterans who have made the transition to civic and political leadership, and opportunities to meet with instructors, fellow attendees, and honored guests.

The cost for the weekend workshop and follow on instruction + mentoring is $395. We strongly encourage participants to utilize Crowdrise to "crowd fund" the cost of their participation, as past participants unanimously agree this exercise significantly enhanced their learning experience. Prospective participants are also welcome to contact us about financial aid if needed. 

Upcoming Advanced Campaign Training (Washington, D.C.)

We invite current candidates, campaign staff, and advocates, intro workshop alumni, and others who are interested in focusing in a specific subject to pre-register for the advanced track training interest list for future advanced workshops on topics such as fundraising, communications, grassroots organizing, campaign leadership, and advocacy-specific topics. Essentially, the single-topic advanced track training is an opportunity to meet with one or more of our instructors at length for a deeper dive into a topic of your choosing concurrent with our upcoming introductory workshops. These sessions will be held in Washington, D.C. to maximize the potential for additional networking, professional development, and fundraising opportunities for participants alongside each trip.

We also offer boutique advanced training opportunities designed to fit your specific interests, needs, and context around the country upon request. You are welcome to contact us to request a customized training or explore the possibility further.