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Idaho Women in Leadership
I-WIL's Public Service Leadership Training is going virtual! That means learning how to run for office has never been easier and more accessible! In this six-week course, you will learn how to run for office from start to finish. If you don’t know where to begin, don’t worry, we will teach you how to file, raise money and do all the things necessary to take action and make a change in your community. We want to help you gain the skills and build the relationships that will help you leave an impact on our state.
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“If you're not part of the political process, you're not going to be part of the solution.”


-Lori Otter-



Campaign Finance and Fundraising

Learn how to make a campaign budget and become a fundraiser. You'll gain knowledge of fundraising, personal solicitation, direct mail, email, events, Finance Committees, and PACS.

Identify Your Strengths

Identify and lead with your strengths by discovering exactly what they are with Gallup Strengthfinder


Discover how to craft your own brand and message and learn how to communicate that brand and message to your constituents. 

Media Relations

Learn how to work with the media, capitalize on social media, and handle negative media attention with the right damage control.

Lobbying and the Legislature

Become familiar with what the lobbying community does and how they can help. Also, discover how legislation impacts citizen's businesses and become aware of the legislative process and current issues.

Party Organization Structure

Familiarize yourself with the organizational structure of each political party so you can be better prepared to work across party lines.

How to File

Learn the calendar and deadlines for filing/reporting so you don't miss your chance to make a difference.

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