Consider Yourself Asked
Healing Politics is pleased to announce the inaugural Campaign School for Nurses & Midwives to be held May 24 – 27, 2023
The program will begin on Wednesday evening, May 24th with a welcome/networking reception and run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All meals are included as the program runs from morning until evening.
The Campaign School will be hosted by Polis: Center for Politics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, NC. Durham is well-served by Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) with 350+ daily flights. Hotel recommendations will be added soon.
Applications open December 1st. Healing Politics seeks to build a diverse group representing geographic, political, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. Apply now!
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants in order to allow practical, hands-on training and access to our expert faculty.
**Fundraising is an important part of any campaign and it is a substantial part of the Campaign School’s curriculum. Have no fear, our campaign experts will teach you everything you need to know. You still may not love it, but we will ensure that you’re more comfortable doing it! In the interest of practical, hands-on learning and to keep tuition costs down, we will ask every attendee to put their new skills to work and raise $200 within 30 days of completing the Campaign School. This money will be put to good use to sustain the Campaign School.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
American Association of Nurse Leaders
American Nurses Association and the ANA Foundation
Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing
Duke University School of Nursing
Additional Sponsorships remain!
We will demystify the process and offer support before and after the Campaign School! While the 3.5-day, in-person Campaign School is the centerpiece of our training program, it isn’t the entire program.
Approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the Campaign School, we will hold a virtual session titled Before You Take the Leap: 10 Questions You Must Answer Before Running. This session will help you prepare for the Campaign School so you can make the most of your time there.
Four weeks after the Campaign School we will meet virtually for a follow up session. Did something make sense when you were sitting in the class room but not when you applied it to your district? After giving your GOTV plan more thought, do you have additional questions? Has anyone used this digital platform before? We are (still) here for you!
Over three days of training and role play, we will dig deeply into these topics:
May 24, 2023
The in-person Campaign School kicks off with registration then a welcome/networking reception at 6PM.
May 25, 2023
Breakfast at 7:30AM and will end after dinner (~8:30PM). We will lay the groundwork for a successful campaign – planning, budget, and structure.
May 26, 2023
Breakfast at 7:30AM and will end after dinner (~8:30PM). We will focus on operationalizing a successful campaign – developing an effective message and how to communicate it to voters and the media. Next, we will learn how to raise the money to get that winning message out there.
May 27, 2023
Breakfast at 7:30AM and the program will conclude after lunch (~2:00PM). It’s all about winning the campaign – finding and tracking voters then, most importantly, getting them to the polls on election day.
Travel and Lodging:
Directions & Parking:
The Sanford School of Public Policy is located on Duke University’s West Campus on the corner of Towerview Road and Science Drive. The Campaign School will be held in the Sanford Building. For directions insert 201 Science Drive Durham, NC into your mapping app. The buildings are accessible and handicapped visitor parking is available.
Visitors may park in the Science Drive visitor lot and the Bryan Center parking lot and garage. There are a limited number of handicapped parking spots in front of the school.
Find an interactive map of Duke University here.
From RDU Airport:
Take I-40 West to Exit 279B (Durham Expressway/NC 147 North). Continue on the Durham Expressway and follow signs to take Exit 16B for US 15-S/US-501 South towards Chapel Hill. Continue on 15/501 South until you reach exit 107 – NC 751/Duke University. After exiting, turn left onto NC 751. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Science Drive. After a short drive down, turn right into the parking Visitor Parking Lot.
From Atlanta/Charlotte (South):
Take I-85 North to Durham, Exit 173. Make a right onto U.S. 15/501 South. Continue on 15/501 south until you reach exit 107 – NC 751/Duke University. After exiting, turn left onto NC 751. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Science Drive. After a short drive down, turn right into the parking Visitor Parking Lot.
From Washington/Philadelphia (North):
From I-95 South, go through Richmond to Petersburg, VA. Follow the signs to I-85 South (Durham). Upon entering the Durham city limits, take exit 174A onto U.S. 15/501 South (Duke University/Chapel Hill). Take exit 107 – NC 751/Duke University. After exiting, turn left onto NC 751. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Science Drive. After a short drive down, turn right into the parking Visitor Parking Lot.