About the LBJ Women's Campaign School

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About the LBJ Women's Campaign School

The purpose of the LBJ Women's Campaign School is to increase the number of women in elected office and campaign senior staff positions, regardless of political affiliation, through training and guided practice.

Our-first-of-its-kind curriculum combines virtual learning starting in June 2020, and with in-person practice in January 2021. The curriculum will start with monthly virtual video conference meetings with the nation's top political experts, combined with world-class training and the opportunity to connect with your cohort.


Why women?

2020 marks 100 years of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote — yet women are still underrepresented at every level of elected office.

Philanthropist Melinda Gates proclaimed that when we lift up women, we lift up humanity. But there is still so much work to be done to lift up women in the United States.


Curriculum and Logistics

Our unique curriculum combines virtual trainings, mentorship and in-person learning. As you prepare to enter the political arena, the LBJ Women's Campaign School will be with you every step of the way.

Virtual trainings, key dates:

We will host seven two-hour virtual trainings on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates in 2020:

  • June 13
  • July 11
  • Aug. 15
  • Sept. 12
  • Oct. 10
  • Nov. 7
  • Dec. 12

The program will culminate in an in-person training at the LBJ School on the following dates in 2021:

  • Jan. 5–9

We believe the best way to learn is by doing. The curriculum will focus heavily on simulation and guided practice, so that participants will be prepared to take on any challenge. Participants will:

  • practice speaking on camera and in front of crowds
  • define their personal narrative
  • develop crisp answers to tough policy questions
  • learn how to build a powerful campaign team
  • create a winning strategy for fundraising and organizing.

Through our expertly curated curriculum, participants will be confident and prepared to kick off their campaign.