Equitable and Inclusive Campaign Practices - National Democratic Training Committee

Equitable and Inclusive Campaign Practices

By Jan Gaetjens
60 min
Management & Leadership

What You’ll Learn

  • Actionable ways to prioritize diversity and inclusion on your campaign
  • How to design and manage a campaign that consistently lives its values
  • Strategies for communicating the urgency, importance, and impact of authentic diversity

Before taking this course, please ensure that you have taken the NDTC course “Foundations of Inclusive Practice.”

Why This is Important

In this course, you’ll apply the concepts introduced in “Foundations of Inclusive Practice” to the specific context of political organizing. You’ll learn how to shape your own campaign or local organization in a way that puts real action behind the intent to prioritize diversity.

Related Trainings

  • Foundations of Inclusive Practice — In part one of this series, learn key frameworks for understanding diversity and inclusion, with a focus on how individual agency can drive systemic change
  • Creating a Positive Team Culture — Learn how to set inclusive and supportive norms on your team, and support each other in developing your resilience practices

Jan Gaetjens


Jan Gaetjens is a Chicago-based educator whose career spans K-12, higher ed, and adult learning. A first generation American of Haitian and Guyanese descent, Jan has an unwavering belief in the potential of the American experiment and views education as central to the sustenance of participatory Democracy.

Since 2012, Jan has developed career exploration and social-emotional learning curricula for Chicago Public Schools, several charter school networks, DePaul University, and Rush University, supporting countless students through college and into fulfilling careers. In 2017, he was recognized as the Illinois Counseling Association’s Graduate Student of the Year for his work on Chicago’s West side.

Jan holds a BA in Sociology from Georgetown University and an MA in School Counseling from DePaul University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum Studies. His research and writing focuses on the intersections of democracy, education, and racial justice.