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Campus Progress offers trainings to help you hone your skills in organizing and journalism. We are available to present them for members of our student network, other student organizations or publications, as an open campus event, and at conferences.

Please email if you are interested in one of our skills or issues training workshops.Please email if you are interested in one of our journalism training workshops.

Organizing Trainings

Media Bootcamp

Wondering how you can leverage the power of the media to increase the power of your message, campaign, or event? This workshop is designed to help you navigate the waters of basic media relations and provide you with the tools and guidance you need to make your voice heard. The goal of the training is for you to come away from it feeling more confident about picking up the phone and calling a reporter, and to get you to start thinking creatively about what angles to explore during the planning process that will make your idea more attractive to reporters. The workshop covers a variety of topics, including: writing press releases and media advisories, making pitch calls, writing op-eds and letters to the editor, working with social media, and trouble-shooting.

Planning an Issue Campaign

Do you have a pressing issue you want to tackle but aren’t sure how to get started? Are you in the middle of a campaign and realize that you do not have a solid plan to win? This workshop can help by covering the basics of planning a campaign, like power mapping, creating a timeline, setting goals, and creating a strategy.

Event Planning

Campus Progress helps young people organize hundreds of successful events on campus each year, as well as a major national conference with 1,000 students from across the country. We want to share what we’ve learned! This workshop covers the basics of event planning, like getting speakers, making sure your event is well attended, generating press coverage, and logistics.