Ready to Run to be held at UND in Grand Forks on November 9, 2019!
What is Ready to Run™?
Ready to Run™ is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Ready to Run™ is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life. You will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.
You will walk away with:
“How-to” instructions on running for office
Real-world advice and best practices from experts
Strategies for positioning yourself for public leadership
A better understanding of North Dakota politics
Internet and marketing strategies for campaigns
Gamble Hall - UND
293 Centennial Dr.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
9:00 – Welcome and announcements
9:15-10:00 – What Women Candidates Need to Know
10:00-11:00 – Laying the Groundwork for Public Life Panel
11:00-12:15 – Lunch at Archives with Tabletop Discussions
12:15-12:30 – ND Political Trivia
12:30-1:15 Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers
1:15-2:00-Developing your Message
2:00-2:15 – Break
2:15-3:00 – Budgeting and Finance
3:00-3:45 – Engaging Young Women in the Political Process
3:45-4:00 – Closing comments/evaluations
Why women leaders matter...
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) research shows that political women change the public policy agenda and the way government works. Women make our democracy more inclusive and more responsive to the concerns of all citizens.