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August 8, 2024 9:00 am - August 11, 2024 5:00 pm EST

NLI Campaign Manager Training


In August, we’re teaming up with Arena to host our first-ever national Campaign Manager Training in North Carolina!

The Campaign Manager training program is designed specifically for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian early-career and transitioning-career professionals. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to make a real impact in politics while leading with our shared Indigenous values.

📅 Dates: August 8 – 11, 2024
📍 Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

💼 What’s in store: The Campaign Manager Training is a 4-day immersive training program, where you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to design and run successful political campaigns or serve in leadership roles within political/advocacy organizations while leading with our shared Indigenous values. We believe that by honoring and centering our ancestral knowledge, respect for community, environmental stewardship, and collaboration, we can bring about positive change for our communities and create a political landscape that truly reflects who we are as Indigenous peoples.

And the best part? We are committed to making this program accessible to our community. Advance Native Political Leadership Action Fund is offering this program at no charge to participants. Travel, accommodations, and food will all be provided.

The program will cover the following components:

  • Data-informed strategic development
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Field & Organizing
  • Digital Organizing
  • Project management
  • Other soft skills needed to run a successful campaign


Interview & Selection Process
We want to make sure that our program is a good fit and that we are in alignment on our values as we work on leadership development together. Our interview and selection process is designed to provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other and to have a more in-depth conversation about the program and your experience, goals, and future plans.
  • The first step is to fill out the application form.
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email with a link to schedule a 30-minute interview with a member of our program team.
  • We will then review your full application and make a final decision about who will be admitted into the program.
  • If accepted, you’ll receive detailed information about the program, including how to join, and pre-work in the weeks leading up to the session.
Please refer to the FAQs below. If your question isn’t answered below, don’t hesitate to contact us at


Who is this training for?

This training program is designed for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian early-career and transitioning-career professionals who aspire to lead political campaigns or be leaders of political/advocacy organizations, who have a demonstrated connection to their communities, and a commitment to uplifting tribal sovereignty and building Native power. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

How do I apply?

The first step is to fill out the application form. After you submit your application, we’ll invite you to set up a 30-minute Zoom interview so we can learn more about you, find out more about what you hope to gain from this program, and answer any questions that you might have about the Campaign Manager Training.

Is there a cost to participate?

No, there is no cost to attend our training. We are offering this program free of charge to our community. In return, we ask that you commit to being on-time, present, and participatory for the entire program.

What is the time commitment?

When accepted to the Campaign Manager Training, you will be required to fully participate in our 4-day, in-person training program to ensure participants have the tools, knowledge, and confidence to successfully take management-level roles on top-tier political campaigns. Altogether, there will be just over 20 hours of training.

What if I can only attend for part of the time?

We ask that you only accept your offer to attend if you can join us for the full time. If something changes in your schedule after you’ve accepted and you can no longer commit to the full program, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to someone on our waiting list.

What technology will I need to participate?

You will need a laptop to fully participate in this program. If you are accepted into the program and you do not have a laptop, we will work with you to make sure you have what you need to be able to join us.