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Campaign School for Social Workers on March 1-2.

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Want to put power behind your commitment to social justice? The Campaign School for Social Workers shows you how. This intensive two-day training equips social workers to use their skills to run for office or start careers in political campaigns, fundraising, and communications. Learn how to harness your political power!


On day one, attendees will learn from Kate Coyne-McCoy, MSW, one of the best trainers in the country. She discusses how to prepare to be a candidate/leader, raise money, and contact and identify voters, while highlighting skills that can be applied to any practice. Day two includes interactive workshops, panels and small group discussions with political social workers and elected officials who share insights about what it's like to be a candidate, serve in politics and/or fight for change as advocates.

One of the most powerful aspects of the Campaign School is that it is taught from the lens of social work values and emphasizes why the profession’s training, code of ethics, and commitment to social justice makes social workers uniquely qualified to serve in political settings. We address issues like race, identity and the importance of representation and participation in a strong democracy. Now in our 23rd year at the University of Connecticut, the Campaign School has a strong network of more than 1,200 alumni who have run/led/volunteered for campaigns and/or brought political action to their social work practice.

12 CEUs are available. Space is limited. Register for the UConn Campaign School today!

Please email or call Tanya Smith (Director of the Humphreys Institute) at (203) 331-2032 if you have any questions. You can also join our Facebook event here. We hope to see you there.

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