The Northwest Territories has a small population of approximately 45,000 people and women make up almost half of that number. Governments that reflect the demographics of the community are best equipped to meet the needs of the land in which they govern. When women are at the table, their issues are directly represented and included in all political discussions and decisions.
The Campaign School's purpose is to equip female candidates with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to run for political office. The information and training provided within the course is designed to help a potential candidate reflect and strengthen their leadership skills, understand what it takes to lead, and to potentially run a successful political campaign.
Through in-person workshops, women from all walks of life come together to learn about leadership and election-specific skills. It is a great opportunity to learn about leadership, tips on team building, and how to ultimately run a campaign. It also offers guidance on how to network and connect with other like-minded individuals.
The Campaign School is offered in two in-class evening sessions which include group and individual exercises. There are eight modules in total with each module taking approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
The Campaign School for Women is open to all women regardless of their political affiliation or knowledge of politics.
Those who are unable to participate in the in-class sessions can download associated materials such as the Participant Workbook, Instructors guide, Powerpoint Slides and Videos in the Resources section.