2017 Democratic Leadership Institute
April 22nd & 23rd
DoubleTree Hotel: 611 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Join a New Generation of Leaders

For the past 19 years, the Democratic Leadership Institute (DLI) has been at the forefront in training a new generation of leaders. DLI graduates have gone on to become key players in winning elections, candidates for elected offices, and professionals with rewarding political careers.

This is a vital election cycle for Wisconsin: now is your chance to begin working towards a Democratic victory in the 2018 elections. With the skills and connections made during DLI, participants will be better prepared to ensure Wisconsin Democrats are elected.

DLI is working to create an inclusive, progressive corps of professionals that can build power and win elections in Wisconsin. A diverse and eager class of present and future organizers is emerging. They are ready to learn the skills necessary to protect our values and build power in our communities in 2018.  

DLI instructors come from a range of specializations, interest organizations and experience. Many will be making hiring decisions in the future and can give advice on the many pathways into a career in politics. DLI participants come from across the state and utilize this opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, pursuing similar career goals.

Learn the Keys to Success
● How to run a smart, effective campaign
● Successful grassroots organizing tactics
● Effective coalition-building skills and working with allies
● Campaign fundraising and budgeting

To apply, please complete the online application by Friday, April 7th, 2017

All individuals aged 18- ­25 who are Wisconsin residents or attending a school in Wisconsin are eligible to apply.
All lodging, meals, and materials will be provided by institute sponsors.


In addition to the online application, participants are required to email their current resume to [email protected] by the application deadline Friday, April 7th.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]