Training Schedule

Emerge California Training Schedule

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 underrepresented in politics, including Black women, non-Black women of color, Indigenous women, and LGBTQ+ 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. Attendance at all training sessions is required upon acceptance into the program.

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.

Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19, all 2021 training sessions will be held virtually.

Since the pandemic began, the health and safety of our program members, trainers, speakers and staff has been our number one priority and continues to be so.

Virtual training sessions will be conducted via Zoom and require a relatively quiet space with internet and computer access, as we do strongly encourage 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.

 

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CLASS OF 2021 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Northern California

Orientation and Training Session 1
January 23-24

Training Session 2
February 20-21 

Training Session 3
March 13-14 

Training Session 4
April 10-11

Training Session 5
May 19 (Note: This is a Wednesday)

Training Session 6 and Graduation
June 5  

 


 

Southern California

Orientation and Training Session 1
January 23-24

Training Session 2
February 20-21 

Training Session 3
March 20-21

Training 4
April 24-25

Training Session 5
May 19 (Note: This is a Wednesday)

Training Session 6 and Graduation
June 13 

 


 

Central Valley 

Orientation and Training Session 1
January 23-24

Training Session 2
February 20-21 

Training Session 3
March 20-21

Training Session 4
April 24-25

Training Session 5
May 19 (Note: This is a Wednesday)

Training Session 6 and Graduation
June 12 


*All training sessions take place on a Saturday or Sunday,
except Training Session 5.
This training session is mandatory
and takes place on
Wednesday, May 19, 2021.