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Education and Training

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 National Network

Click on a state below to find a program in your state.
A full list of Ready to Run® partners is available here.

Ready to Run Programs Mississippi California Maine New Jersey Alabama Pennsylvania Iowa Michigan Oklahoma New Mexico North Dakota Nebraska Idaho Hawaii Arkansas Louisiana Illinois Ohio

Below are some of the Ready to Run® trainings immediately coming up. 

Ready to Run® Illinois – June 6, 2015
Women Lead Arkansas July 25 -27, 2015

Interested in starting a campaign training program?  Let our experienced team assist you and your organization/institution in developing a Ready to Run® program tailored to the political culture in your state. CAWP has spent 15 years testing and honing the program, so you can hit the ground running with resources and a network of partners at your service! 
CAWP looks for Ready to Run® Network partners who can demonstrate:
  • The potential for building strong partnerships with other organizations and institutions in the state or region;
  • Access to women in public leadership, campaign professionals, and party and community leaders;
  • Bi-partisan or non-partisan status;
  • Institutional support for a staff member to take the lead in organizing and overseeing the project; and
  • A proven track record in raising funds to support similar projects, or the support of the institution to undertake such fundraising.

CAWP provides our partners with a training manual, ongoing consultation (including an in-person consultation), Ready to Run® artwork for use in program materials, a database of workshop trainers, free materials for distribution to program participants, and connections with other Training Network partners. 

Want Ready to Run® in your state? Contact Jean Sinzdak at or 732/932-9384, ext. 260 for more details.

Ready to Run® Programs Around the Country

Alabama - AAUW of Alabama

Arkansas - Women Lead Arkansas, Inc.

California - Mount St. Mary's College

Hawaii - Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women

Idaho - Go Lead Idaho

Illinois - Western Illinois University

Iowa - Carrie Chapman Catt Center, Iowa State University

Louisiana - Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation and Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University

Michigan - Women's Center, Grand Valley State University
Mississippi - John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, Foundation for the Mid South, and Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership
Nebraska - Women's Fund of Omaha
New Jersey
- Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Mexico - Women's Intercultural Center

New Mexico - Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, University of New Mexico

North Dakota - North Dakota Women's Network and Bismarck State College

Ohio - John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Oklahoma - Carl Albert Center’s Women’s Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma

Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, Chatham University

Pennsylvania - Department of Political Science, The University of Scranton