Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)-Vermont is pleased to be offering an electoral candidate training for Vermonters interested in running for elected office or interested in supporting local candidates. This training series is being co-hosted by Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV)Rights & Democracy (RAD)Vermont-NEAACLU of VermontLet’s Grow Kids (LGK), and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE).

This training is free for participants and is hybrid, with an in-person gathering on Saturday, November 11th, followed by three subsequent Monday evening Zoom sessions on November 20th, November 27th, and December 4th.

The Electoral Training is geared toward future candidates for public office so that they can be more prepared to run an effective and successful political campaign, as well as for people interested in actively supporting these candidates. The training exists to offer resources, assets, tools, and skills that are helpful in becoming an impactful candidate with a meaningful campaign. It’s also a great opportunity to connect more deeply and build relationships with like-minded colleagues and organizations.


  • Building a campaign team, framework, and messaging
  • How to find and engage with voters
  • The role of media, marketing, and publicity
  • Fundraising goal-setting and tactics
  • Seeking and receiving endorsements

A full agenda will be released to registrants prior to the start of the training.

Due to the highly interactive focus and intent of this training, attendance is limited to 20 people and is filling up. This training will be first-come, first-served, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your slot. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Email Justin Marsh at jmarsh@vermontconservationvoters.org with any questions about the training or application process.

Applicants may be invited to do a brief phone interview. Participation in training(s) does not guarantee endorsement in future campaigns by any of the partner organizations associated with LEAD-VT.