Training Schedule

Emerge California
Class of 2025 Training Schedule

Emerge California’s signature program is a 6-month, intensive training program for Democratic 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 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, young, and unmarried women.

We train approximately two full days per month, typically on weekends or weekday evenings, throughout the 6-month candidate training program. 

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

Please note that the Class of 2025 format will be hybrid, with both in-person and virtual trainings.

The 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.

*Dates & Locations may be subject to change.


Emerge California Class of 2025: Orientation
Virtual Meeting – Choose One

Wednesday, December 11th @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Thursday, December 12th @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Training Session 1
Friday, January 24 Check-in
Saturday and Sunday, January 24th – 26th Training
(In-Person, Los Angeles Area) 

Class of 2025 Welcome Reception
Saturday, January 24 (evening)

Training Session 2
Saturday, February 8 (Virtual)
Saturday, February 22 (In-Person with Regional Cohort) 

Training Session 3 
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 – 12th  (In-Person, Sacramento)
Tuesday, March 11 (Sacramento Evening Event)

Training Session 4
Saturday, April 5th (Virtual)
Sunday, April 6th (Virtual)

Training Session 5
Saturday, May 3 (Virtual)
Saturday, May 25 (In-Person, Regional)

Training Session 6 and Graduation
Wednesday, June 4th (Virtual, Evening)

Saturday, June 7th (In-Person Training + Graduation)