Credibility for my Political Training

I’m a 27 year old instructional designer and emerging leader, how am I going to convince Oregon Republicans to buy my course? I need credibility. I’m going to earn that two ways. Find a subject-matter expert that will share their campaign knowledge with...

Next Steps for Political Candidate Training

I’ve decided to create an eLearning course for candidates running for the Oregon state legislature for Washington County. It would be too difficult and overwhelming to cover all local offices like city council, water board, commissioners, etc or federal office...

Notes on Groundbreakers

I recently finished Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America by Elizabeth McKenna and Hahrie Han. This book was recommended by the Republican National Committee because of Barak Obama’s incredible success...

Another Day, Another Training

One hard thing about being a leader in any volunteer organization is volunteers constantly share their ideas with you. They constantly tell you what you should be doing or what the organization should be focusing on. Usually the ideas are great, but the process to...

Was My PCP Mixer an Actual In-Person Training?

My September thought I’ve been obsessing over is whether my PCP Mixer last month actually was a training. Was it too relaxed of an environment? Did the training really change behavior and improve performance? My 3 objectives: PCPs know what house district they...

Aug 27th-PCP Mixer Results

My in-person training that I dubbed “PCP Mixer” (so people would have a more relaxed attitude than if I named it PCP Training) went pretty well. I had 92 RSVPs and 23 maybes. 58 PCPs actually showed up. My three objectives were: PCPs know what house...