Strategic Scheduling - National Democratic Training Committee

Strategic Scheduling

By Kelly Dietrich
45 min
Management & Leadership

Course Outline

  • 4 Videos
  • 2 Quizzes
  • 1 Activity
What You Need
  • Your calendar or schedule (if you have one)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to create and manage your calendar
  • How to prioritize your time to be as effective as possible
  • How to develop a plan for maintaining campaign-work-life balance

Why This is Important

As a candidate, it can be challenging to manage all of the events, responsibilities, meetings, and deadlines associated with your campaign. In this course, you will make a plan to organize your campaign life and set priorities.

Key Resources

  • “Big Rocks, Small Rocks” Worksheet — an activity that will help you prioritize
  • Example Daily Candidate Agenda

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Kelly Dietrich


As founder and CEO of the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC), Kelly Dietrich brings more than 20 years of experience on dozens of Democratic campaigns across the country.

Kelly started NDTC in 2016, where at the time it was a collection of videos covering an array of campaign topics, available to campaigns and their volunteers for free. Five years later, those videos grew into a fully fledged training program with hundreds of courses, videos, and articles about running effective campaigns. Kelly’s expertise in various areas — fundraising, staff training, sci-fi (maybe not as much) — have shaped NDTC into an industry leader in Democratic politics.

Originally from Missouri, Kelly lives in Chicago, IL with his wife, daughter, and dog, Tulip, who is allegedly part cat. Beyond work, Kelly is a diehard Kansas Jayhawk and an avid poker player. Kelly also serves on the board of directors at his local park, Sheil Park. This is where he “plays” basketball, which according to his wife can only be loosely considered a hobby. Even with all these interests, Kelly remains committed to making sure high quality tools and training are available to any Democrat who steps up to run for office, work on a campaign, or make their community better.