FOR SOCIAL WORKERS
School of Social Work
University of Connecticut
March 2-3, 2018
"I recently attended the Campaign School at the University of Connecticut. I want to thank you for that tremendous experience, and for the impact that Kate Coyne-McCoy's presentation has had on me. I have always loved politics and had considered entering political life, but now I am five steps closer to that reality than I was before. You have given me the tools and framework to begin thinking about this realistically, as well as the inspiration and 'kick' to believe that this is possible.
Thank you for your presence in Connecticut, and for all you do to bring progressive politics and women leaders to the forefront."
Campaign School for Social Workers are annual two-day workshops that train social workers to run for elected office; to work in leadership positions at the local, state and federal levels; and/or serve as effective advocates for social change. Even those who do not have any current ambition to run for office are changed by the understanding of their own political power. Attendees meet political social workers, gain exposure to career paths in political settings and learn valuable skills that can be applied to any practice setting.
We recently completed the 2017 Campaign School for Social Workers at the University of Connecticut's School of Social Work, hosting one hundred participants from fourteen states. In March of 2017, we presented the first Campaign School at Florida Gulf Coast University in collaboration with the FCGU Department of Social Work. We are now planning Campaign Schools for the 2017-18 season, adding new locations and hosting partners. Stay tuned for details.