NAHIPSW Campaign School


The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work at UConn will hold its 19th Annual Campaign School on Friday, April 10 and Saturday April 11, 2015 from 9am to 5pm. The Campaign School is a two-day workshop that teaches social workers, advocates, service providers and community members about the inner workings of political campaigns. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence for those interested in social action, working or volunteering on campaigns and/or running for public office. To date, the Campaign School has trained over 500 social workers from all over the country, many of whom have worked on campaigns or have run for office.

The first day of the Campaign School includes informational, interactive campaign training. Learn from Kate Coyne-McCoy, an experienced political campaign trainer of more than 7,000 candidates and leader of hundreds of successful campaigns, and Dr. Shannon Lane, multi-published scholar on topics relevant to campaigning and running for elected office. Please see the Humphreys Institutes’ flyer for more information on these dynamic presenters and to register.

The second day of the Campaign School will include workshops lead by well-known political social workers who are or have been: state legislators, elected officials, leaders for change and policy makers. Past Campaign School guests have included Representatives Toni Walker, Christopher Donovan and Kenneth Green as well as Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra. The workshop topics cover issues such as fundraising, advocacy, staffing, coalitions and running for office. These workshops are small and interactive.

Attendees leave with a solid understanding of how to run a successful campaign as well as strategies for political action. Certificates will be issued upon completion.

On line Registration opens November 15, 2014.

The mission of the Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work is to increase the political participation and influence of social workers and the communities we serve through education and training, research, civic and voter engagement, and by increasing the number of social workers in electoral politics.

Register by completing the Online Registration Form.