Ready to Win is a unique two-track advanced campaign training for New American Fellows and people who want to be leadership staff on campaigns in the next two years.

During this “boot camp” style program, participants gain advanced campaign skills, develop a comprehensive campaign plan, and complete an intense campaign simulation, all to fully prepare them for the rigors of a real world campaign.

New American Leaders - Advanced Campaign Training

This year’s Ready to Win training will take place August 16 – 19, 2019 in Washington D.C.

Ready to Win is only open to alumni of our Ready to Lead® program. We offer two routes into our Ready to Win training:

    • Become a New American Fellow
      NAL selects promising Ready to Lead® alumni with a high potential to run for office within two years for the New American Fellows program. The program supports leadership development through mentorship, political guidance, networking and additional skills building. Fellows go on to participate in NAL’s advanced campaign training, Ready to Win. New American Fellows and Ready to Lead® alumni have continued on to run for School Board, City Council, Mayor, State Legislature and Congress.

    • Join the Campaign Leadership Track
      NAL selects promising Ready to Lead® alumni with a high potential to run campaigns within two years to attend Ready to Win along with NAL Fellows.APPLY NOW

Frequently Asked Questions


How much does Ready To Win cost?
RTW is FREE! There is no registration fee. Travel and hotel costs will be covered by NAL. Please note that the hotel lodging is a SHARED room with another participant. Participants who would like a single room will have to pay half the cost of the total room.

What can I expect to learn at Ready To Win?
All things campaigns.

Who can apply to Ready To Win?
Only alumni of Ready to Lead® are eligible to apply for RTW. For the New American Fellows track, only alumni who are committed to running in the next 1-2 years will be accepted. As a New American Fellow, you will be part of a 10-month fellowship. Participants under the Campaign Leadership track will not be offered opportunities in the fellowship.

What is the training like?
Participants will be in two tracks, New American Fellows and Campaign Leadership. Fellows are participants that are committed to running for office in the next 1-2 years. Campaign Leadership track is for alumni interested in managing campaigns. Some sessions will be offered to both, while others will be specifically tailored to the candidate and campaign manager.

Are you Ready to Win?