Stepping Up to Organizational Leadership - National Democratic Training Committee

Stepping Up to Organizational Leadership

By Atima Omara
60 min
Management & Leadership

What You’ll Learn

  • The role of effective local leadership in Democratic organizing
  • How to positively influence your organization through intentional leadership
  • Tips and tricks for overcoming common management pitfalls
  • How to effectively delegate responsibilities and build accountability systems

Why This is Important

Leading is about more than titles and charisma. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran in your state’s or county’s party infrastructure or taking on a new role in your progressive organization, effective leadership is a skill that requires constant practice. How you lead is a reflection of your values, and the choices you make will directly impact the progressive organizing landscape in your immediate community and throughout the country.


  • The POP Method for Planning Meetings
  • Meeting Agenda Templates
  • Local Leader Self-Assessment

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Atima Omara


Atima Omara is a nationally recognized, award-winning political strategist, leader, advocate, and speaker who has focused her 16-year career on engaging youth, women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people at the intersection of politics and advocacy in the progressive movement. As President of Omara Strategy Group, LLC, Atima provides training, coaching, and strategic political services to political candidates and organizations that center women, people of color, and LGBTQ people in their advocacy and campaigns.

For over a decade, she’s worked as campaign manager, field director, finance staff, and other staff on more than nine federal, state, and local political campaigns in many red and battleground states across the country. She has also successfully led organizing efforts for voter registration, ballot initiatives, and GOTV operations in low-income communities of color and immigrant communities. She has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MPA from George Mason University.