WeLead Campaign Training Program

Now in its 17th year, the Women & Politics Institute's nonpartisan WeLead training program successfully positions young professional women to run for office or lead a political campaign.

WeLead2022 consists of a launch weekend followed by four Saturday all-day training sessions. Training sessions are held at American University in Northwest Washington, D.C. Attendance is required at all sessions to remain in good standing and to graduate from the program.

The 2021-2022 WeLead Program dates are:

  • October 2 & 3, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • January 22, 2022
  • March 5, 2022
  • April 9, 2022

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