Our Curriculum

Participants meet for seven sessions over six months and participate in the following trainings:  

  • Public Speaking and Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Media and Messaging
  • Networking
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Field Operations
  • Labor and Endorsements
  • Technology and New Media
  • Cultural Competency
  • Ethical Leadership

Time Commitment

The Emerge Kentucky training program will begin in January, culminating in a June graduation.  Participants meet at least one weekend a month during that time, with one Tuesday session in Frankfort that offers participants the opportunity to observe the state legislature in session.  

The success of the Emerge Kentucky Program depends upon commitment to the Program's entire schedule by each participant.  Over the six-month period, approximately 70 Program hours are scheduled.  Some time outside of regularly scheduled seminars will be necessary for seminar preparation.  

During the course of the six-month Program, Emerge Kentucky participants are also required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours on a political campaign of their choosing. 

2018 Training Dates

January 26th - Orientation in Louisville

January 27th - Louisville

February 13th - Frankfort

February 24th - Western KY

March 24th - Lexington

April 28th - Louisville

May 19th - Northern KY

June 23rd - Frankfort (Graduation) 


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