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How will you transform government to better navigate our VUCA world?

We live in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) — and many state & local governments are not set up to effectively respond to its ever-increasing, fast-moving, interconnected array of social, economic, natural, and technological challenges. …


Get an EDG to run successfully and govern effectively

The EDG Framework

Empowered To Run’s unique training program is designed to increase your:

  1. Emotional Quotient [EQ] (people)
  2. Design Quotient [DQ] (processes)
  3. Government Quotient [GQ] (domain)

Together these form our EDG (“edge”) framework,¹ covering foundational skills and knowledge that will help you authentically represent your community and make your political efforts as informed…


We’ve been heads-down over the past year, working hard developing a revolutionary new approach to state & local candidate training: holistically focused on candidates’ running successfully and governing effectively; leading with values-based communication while supporting evidence-based governance; addressing candidates’ challenges while they focus on their constituents’ needs; deep, accessible, and…


#effectivegovernance comes from #thoughtfulleaders who are empoweredto.run

Our Founding Story

What we do

We train thoughtful leaders everywhere to run for office successfully and govern effectively.

Why we do it

We wish to see American politics rooted in civic engagement and responsive, evidence-based policymaking - the foundation of effective governance. This vision is dependent on who we elect to office and how they will govern. Voters…


Today is one month after Election Day - the votes have been counted, the races certified, and the narratives solidified. We’ve been pouring over all of the analyses done (most focused on the “R vs D” competition) to draw relevant insights about the context in which new candidates may run…

Empowered To Run

Training thoughtful leaders everywhere to run for office successfully and govern effectively. Want to help? hello @ empoweredto.run

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