Campaign Management Institute

Forward Janesville's Campaign Management Institute, our candidate training school, takes place every fall.


Campaign Management Institute (CMI), which is co-hosted by Forward Janesville and the League of Women Voters of Janesville, will take place in September 2018.

Forward Janesville created Campaign Management Institute (CMI) to give civic-minded citizens a firsthand look at the nuts and bolts of running a campaign. From filing nomination papers to developing campaign materials (and everything in between), CMI examines every aspect of the political process. Nearly 150 individuals have graduated from CMI during its history, and nineteen graduates have been elected to office.  The class is co-hosted by Forward Janesville and the League of Women Voters of Janesville.

The first CMI session looks at government structure, the responsibilities of elected officials, and the personal and professional challenges faced by public officeholders. The second session delves into the technical details of running a successful campaign, including the filing and nomination process, required forms and records, and campaign finance. The final class session helps participants develop a winning campaign strategy by focusing on topics like media relations, connecting with voters, and designing effective campaign materials.  CMI training sessions are conducted by recognized local and state leaders who bring decades of diverse political experience to the program. 

CMI is open to anyone interested in learning more about the political process, especially those who are considering seeking local office. Tuition is $50, which includes program materials and dinner at each session.

For more information, please contact Dan Cunningham at (608) 757-3160.