The 6-month long training program will take place one weekend a month from March-September 2023. The weekend classes will be held on both Saturday and Sunday. As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, we know that things are changing every single day. Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19, Emerge PA currently plans to conduct our political training program in person in 2023 for there of the six training weekend. However, we will change to virtual class if necessary. The dates of the training will remain the same in 2023, but we will need to be flexible about if and when we hold classes in person due to COVID.
Dates for the 2023 Emerge PA Class:
March 25th & 26th – This training will be held person Philadelphia
May 20th & 21st – Online
June 10th & 11th – This training will be held in person in Pittsburgh
July 15th &16th – Online
September 17th &18th – This training will be held In person in Harrisburg. Monday September 18th will be the Emerge Shadow Day at the State Capitol and Graduation ceremony
In September we will hold an Emerge PA Class Graduation Ceremony and Day at the State Capitol. *Please note this is optional to participate in because we hold the shadow day during a weekday when the state legislature is in session and the graduation ceremony that night at the state capitol.
This training is open to persons who are fully vaccinated at the time of the training. During training, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are unvaccinated for any reason, or unable to mask during our training, we ask that you reach out to us and we can connect you to virtual training alternatives that Emerge offers.
Participants meet one weekend a month for six months and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:
Public Speaking and Communication
Media & Messaging
Labor & Endorsements
Technology & New Media
Emerge trainers are comprised of a premiere team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from all over the country. Many of them have been involved in some of the most successful campaigns and initiatives we’ve seen in recent election cycles. They are experienced professionals in fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management and campaign messaging and have won races from the city council to the governor’s mansion.
The applications for the 2023 Emerge PA Class are open until February 15th 2023! Click here to apply.
For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).