Strategic Scheduling

Strategic Scheduling

About the Course

It can be challenging to manage all of the events, responsibilities, meetings, and deadlines associated with your campaign. In this course, you make a plan to organize your campaign life and set priorities. Specifically, you create and manage your scheduling system, prioritize your time, and develop a plan to maintain a campaign-work-life balance.

When to Take This Course

The content in this course can be useful for candidates at any stage of their campaign, though implementing these strategies early on will be most beneficial so we recommend taking this course in the early stages of your campaign if possible.

Take Aways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage your calendar system
  • Prioritize your time to be as effective as possible
  • Develop a plan for maintaining campaign-work-life balance

By the end of this course, you will have these resources for your campaign:

  • The “Big Rocks, Small Rocks” Scheduling Worksheet
  • A Sample, Annotated Daily Agenda

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Course Instructor

Kelly Dietrich Kelly Dietrich Instructor

Kelly is the Founder and CEO of the National Democratic Training Committee. He has worked on dozens of campaigns at every level across the country. Kelly's specialty is in new campaign creation, candidate and staff training, and fundraising. In addition to working for 18+ years in Democratic politics, he teaches a class on political campaigns at DePaul University in Chicago, where he lives with his family and dog, a large hungry blue Weimaraner named Jack Bauer. Kelly started his career in 1998 with Rep. Dennis Moore in KS-03. He's an avid basketball and poker player, though never at the same time. His wife would point out that at no time in this biography was he described as "good" at either hobby. That was a conscious decision.