In late March of 2020, Arena hosted an online training with 150 participants called Arena Academy. Arena Academies are typically five-day immersive in-person training programs for current and aspiring campaign staff. The program ends with a multi-day exercise called Arena Cup in which participants form teams to produce campaign plans based on real district data.
By the time Coronavirus hit, we had two weeks to take the event virtual.
As long as social distancing is in effect, campaigns and nonprofits will need to stage large events similar to Arena Academy. To make that transition easier, we’re sharing our report on how we successfully converted our large in-person training, Arena Academy, to the virtual event called Arena Academy Online.