Downeaster Trainings Schedule

From noon to 4pm on Saturday, April  2nd, there will be concurrent training sessions offered by the NCDP and Districts. Trainings are free and open to all party members, but often have a specific intended audience.

Trainings will be held in Ballrooms B and C of the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 South Front Street, New Bern NC

Please also remember there will be a joint meeting of the District Executive Committees for the 1st, 3rd, and 7th Congressional Districts in Ballroom B from 11:00am to noon.

Schedule of Training Sessions

12:10-1:00pm Sessions

  • Nuts and Bolts of how to use monthly meetings to build a strategic plan to win elections
    Presented by Doug Wilson, Deputy Executive Director, NCDP
    Overview of strategic planning meeting and related duties of County Chairs and Vice Chairs
    Location: Ballroom C
  • Fighting Back:  Using Social Media for effective communications and messaging
    Presented by Carla Marin, Digital Associate
    How to use social media to push back against Republicans and share the Democratic message
    Location: Ballroom B

1:10-2:00pm Sessions

  • Your Precinct on Election Day 
    Presented by Doug Wilson, Deputy Executive Director, NCDP
    The role of precincts on Election day(s), 10-1-4 Staging Loctions, phone banking and canvassing, and the role the precinct plays on election day
    Location: Ballroom B
  • Voter Protection and the Voting Rights Playbook
    Presented by Jesse Pressnell, NCDP Data Director
    How to create an effective voter protection plan
    Location: Ballroom C

2:10-3:00pm Sessions

  • How to effectively use Votebuilder to Win Elections
    Presented by Jesse Pressnell, NCDP Data Director
    Overview of project ABHOR (Voter registration, minivan, and turf cutting)
    Location: Ballroom B
  • Fundrising 101 and Compliance
    Presented by Katherine Cadwallader, NCDP Finance Director
    How to effectively raise money at the county level and the importance of staying in Compliance
    Location: Ballroom C

3:10-4:00 pm Capstone Session

  • Open Discussion, Take Aways and Next Steps
    Presented by  District Chairs and Doug Wilson, Deputy Executive Director, NCDP
    Location: Ballroom B

Full Downeaster Agenda and Registration Page

About richerichnc

Land Records Manager at NC Secretary of State. Past President (2009) and current Webmaster of the NC Property Mappers Association. B.A. Geography (minor International Studies) East Carolina University, 1996. Follow me on twitter: @richerichnc
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