We’re building an enduring progressive talent pipeline.

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For far too long, progressives have underinvested in talent. This leads to poor retention of campaign staff, dependency on consultants, burn out, and brain drain. And most importantly, it leads to weaker campaigns. We believe that winning campaigns don’t just happen — they are created and run by behind-the-scenes political professionals, and we must do more to elevate and support them.

That’s why we built Arena Academy, a best-in-class training program for political professionals.

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Cutting-edge training

Participants will learn campaign fundamentals, explore emerging insights, and translate political science into action.

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Facilitated by leading experts

The course will be facilitated by experts, and will be highly experiential, practical, and immersive.

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Tracks for managers, directors, and organizers

All Academy tracks place a heavy emphasis on cultivating strategic leadership and management skills and the integration of data, technology, and digital tools.

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High-performing graduates will be eligible for paid Arena research fellowships and will interview with Arena campaign recruiters.

Arena Academy Charleston

April 12 – 16

South Carolina

Application Deadline
March 1, 2019

Our next Arena Academy will be offered to aspiring campaign managers, organizing directors, finance directors, communications staffers, digital directors, data directors, and organizers. Each track will be tailored to these roles, but all will incorporate a heavy emphasis on digital, data, leadership, and management.

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Looking for some lighter weight support in the meantime?

Our free toolbox provides toolkits, tutorials, and templates for building winning campaigns.

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