Training Schedule

Emerge California
Class of 2022 Training Schedule

Applications for the Emerge California
Class of 2023 will open this summer.

Click below for the Class of 2023 Interest Form
to stay updated on the application process!

Emerge California’s signature program is a 6-month, intensive training program for Democratic self-identified  women who are planning to run for elected office. The training equips leaders with the resources, knowledge, connections and community of support necessary for a successful run as a candidate. Emerge California is intentional about recruiting Democratic self-identified women from groups that have been historically excluded from politics, including the New American Majority – Black, Brown and Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ+ women, and young and unmarried women.  

Each year, we train a class that consists of three regional cohorts — Northern California, Southern California and the Central Valley. The training session dates for each regional cohort are listed below.

We train approximately one weekend per month throughout the 6-month candidate training program. The Class of 2022 candidate training will include six training sessions, for a total of 12 training days. Most training sessions take place over a weekend, and program members typically meet both Saturday and Sunday from approximately 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Attendance at all training sessions is required upon acceptance into the program — no exceptions.

Please note that the Class of 2022 will be a hybrid training year. Please see the following for more information:

The Class of 2022 will be Emerge California’s first-ever hybrid training year. This means that the 6-month training will consist of both virtual and in-person training sessions. The two in-person training sessions – including the dates and locations – are noted on the schedule below. Please note that program members accepted into the class must attend these training sessions in-person – there is not an opportunity to participate in them virtually. In the event that public health mandates change, we will move currently scheduled in-person training sessions to a virtual model.

The four virtual training sessions will be conducted via Zoom and require a relatively quiet space with internet and computer access, as we do require participation via video. If you have limited access to any of these items, we will work with you to help ensure you can successfully participate. All virtual training sessions include adequate breaks, and we are continuously learning and adopting best practices for virtual training to ensure each training session is effective and engaging.



Welcome and Training Session 1
In Person Training: Oakland, CA
Welcome and Training Session 1 will now be held virtually
All Cohorts
January 22-23 

Training Session 2
Virtual Training
All Cohorts
February 26-27 

Training Session 3
Virtual Training

Northern CA Cohort
March 19-20

Central Valley Cohort
March 19-20

Southern California Cohort
March 26-27

Training Session 4
In Person Training: Los Angeles, CA
All Cohorts

April 23-24

Training Session 5
Virtual Training

Central Valley Cohort
May 10 (Note: This is a Tuesday)
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Northern California Cohort
May 11 (Note: This is a Wednesday)
 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Southern California Cohort
May 12 (Note: This is a Thursday)
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Virtual Training
All Cohorts
May 14

Training Session 6 and Graduation
Virtual Training
All Cohorts

June 11-12 

Additional Dates

Emerge California Class of 2022: Orientation
Virtual Meeting

December 15 and 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Orientation is mandatory for all
program members accepted into the
Class of 2022. The orientations will take place
virtually via Zoom. You only need to
attend one of the above dates.

Class of 2022
Welcome Reception
Virtual Event
February 3
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Attendance at the Welcome Reception
is not required of all program members
— but is highly encouraged!