Advanced Campaign Management School

This intensive, multi-day training is designed for individuals with a high level of past electoral experience who want to take their political organizing skills to the next level. We train the individuals who will be playing a key role in upcoming elections, especially as managers of congressional and statewide campaigns, state legislative caucuses/committees, senior staff on statewide elections, or staff leading major issue-based campaigns or initiatives.

Drawing on cutting-edge best practices and led by expert practitioners with decades of electoral success, this training is for people who are serious about managing winning progressive campaigns. Training sessions and exercises at ACMS focus on core campaign competencies, case studies, and an intensive campaign simulation, including:

  • Campaign planning and budgeting
  • Message development and delivery
  • Earned and paid media
  • Targeting and direct voter contact
  • Direct mail
  • Online organizing and social media
  • Fundraising
  • Management and leadership (in collaboration with our partners at the Management Center)

The cost to attend is $600. This fee includes materials, meals and snacks during the training. Limited scholarships are available through the application process below. 

This training is based on application-only. We are no longer accepting applications.

The training will be held at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ohio. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

Questions? Contact Jen.

Focus Areas
Public & Political Leadership