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.

What
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Cutting-edge training

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

Who
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Facilitated by leading experts

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

How
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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.

Why
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Outcomes

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

Houston, TX

Dates
September 13-17, 2019

Location
Houston, TX

Application Deadline
July 19, 2019

Our next national Arena Academy in Houston, TX 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.

New York, NY

Dates
August 8-10, 2019

Location
New York, NY

Deadline
July 15, 2019

Arena will hold its first regional Academy in New York City. The Academy will arm 60 attendees with the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to build winning campaigns and movements. The New York Academy will be focused on campaign management and communications. But regardless of the role for which you’re training, both curricula include a heavy emphasis on management, leadership, and digital and data literacy.

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Looking for some lighter weight support in the meantime?

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