Candidate Training

Emerge Training Programs

To meet the growing need for our candidate trainings across Arkansas, Emerge Arkansas is pleased to offer Democratic women our Signature training and our boot camp programs to help them prepare to run and win. The Signature program is offered in non-election years and covers 70 hours of curriculum over the course of 4-6 months. Our boot camp is a one-week intensive offered in election years for current candidates to help them refine and turbocharge their campaigns.

Step Foward Workshops

Our Step Forward workshop was created to help Democratic women answer the questions, “Should I run for office?” and “What does it take to run a successful campaign?”.

Join us for this one-hour training which will help you lay the foundation and get a head start on your path to political leadership. The training will help you navigate your local political landscape, grow and solidify your networks, help you to determine your goals and show you how to lay the groundwork for a future run for office.

This training is an hour long and covers the following topics:

  • Connecting your passion to an elected position
  • Building a path to run
  • Building your base
  • Preparing yourself as a person and as a candidate

If you’ve ever thought of running for office, here’s a way to explore that path!

To request and help plan a Step Forward workshop in your community, click here.