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LI's 2016 Fall Field Representatives Deployed on Campuses in 38 States
LI's 2016 Fall Field Representatives Deployed on Campuses in 38 States

The Leadership Institute's 2016 fall field representatives are now deployed across the country on college campuses in 38 states.  This fall, they will work with students to build conservative coalitions on college campuses. They can provide your student group with everything from activism ideas to on-campus recruitment assistance. Be sure to...

Senator Jim Banks -- His Campaign's
Senator Jim Banks -- His Campaign's "Secret Weapon"

Jim Banks has shown a dedication to service throughout his life.  As a father of three, a state Senator, and a Navy Reservist, he has proven himself a strong and value-oriented leader.  

“There is a lot of pressure to go along with the majority sentiment, but I will not go back on the pledge I made to my constituents,” said Senator Banks.  

As the State Senator for the 17th district of Indiana, he has continually been a voice for conservative principles.  Next, he hopes to continue his service to Indiana as a member of Congress.  

While in the senate, Senator Banks has served on numerous committees, most notably the Senate Veteran Affairs and the Military committee.  He believes this experience, coupled with his military service, could provide a unique perspective to the Congressional Armed Services Committee if elected in the fall. 

Senator Banks fought in a hotly contested primary this spring due to the number of other well-funded candidates and the coinciding presidential nomination which drew in many more voters.  However, due to his knowledgeable volunteers (several Leadership Institute graduates) and lean campaign strategies, he was able get his message out and win the election. 

Another thing which helped now Senator Banks through the election was his family, which he referred to as the campaign’s “secret weapon.”

Digital Communications Workshop Fills F.M. Kirby Training Center
Digital Communications Workshop Fills F.M. Kirby Training Center

Without a doubt, one of the best perks of being a Leadership Institute intern is the convenience of high-demand classes like “Digital Communications Workshop: Email Marketing.”  

In one full day, I learned from presentations filled with information on email communication by top strategists in the field.

I left the workshop that day feeling like I could tackle the world of digital communications and I found myself using many of the tools I learned during the weeks of my summer internship. 

Recent graduate uses Leadership Institute skills to launch campaign in Washington, DC
Recent graduate uses Leadership Institute skills to launch campaign in Washington, DC

It is safe to say Ashley Carter stays busy as the Grassroots Director for Independent Women's Forum.  This role leads her around the country speaking on many vital topics, including the importance of women running for public office.  

In fact, the organization has recently expanded to 10 states where they advocate heavily for issues of importance to women and families.  Ashley covered these topics on a panel at the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Now, Ashley Carter has announced her candidacy for... 

Technology team works daily to keep programs running

Leadership Institute summer intern Parker Johnson relays the importance of an effective technology team.

Conservatives Learn Data Skills for Campaigns
Conservatives Learn Data Skills for Campaigns

Early this summer, I was among 40 students who attended the Leadership Institute’s first-ever Campaign Data Workshop.

Many of the students’ own campaign experiences shone through during a group exercise which provided an opportunity to create questions to identify potential voters. 

Laughter, discussion, and flying pens brought a sense of camaraderie as attendees... 

Former intern promotes conservative values in his home country of Denmark
Former intern promotes conservative values in his home country of Denmark

Former Leadership Institute intern Ulrik Boesen is working to promote conservative values in his home country of Denmark.  Ulrik, 26, has been involved in politics for more than ten years.  As a teenager in Denmark, he got involved with the Danish Liberal Youth, doing grassroots campaigning and educating other party members on conservative philosophy. 

In 2012, he took an interest in the United States presidential election and worked with the...

Leading Without Authority
Leading Without Authority

Most of us don’t run an organization or company, we aren’t calling the shots, and we certainly aren’t signing the checks. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be leaders in our current positions. Here are some helpful tips to put you in a position to influence your peers, and even your supervisors.

1. See yourself as a leader.  If you don’t have confidence in yourself or your abilities, you can’t assume anyone else will.  Whatever task you are assigned, become an expert in it.  Confidence often comes when you...

Leadership Institute graduate uses training to play active role in the Republican National Convention

Joy Lee is a graduate of the Leadership Institute.  She served as an attorney at the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Joy was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore County, MD.  Joy is a proud graduate of University of Maryland and Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Read her interview about her experiences at the Leadership Institute and the Republican National Convention.

Happy Independence Day
Happy Independence Day

They called him “Silent Cal.”

Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president, was known as a man of few words in his private life.

But on the presidential stage, when he had to lead our country, Coolidge spoke with conviction to the American people.
 
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery,” Coolidge said.

Appropriately for a man of principle, Coolidge was born on the 4th of July.

As you and I enter into this Independence Day weekend, please enjoy this wisdom spoken by Coolidge on the 150th anniversary of our nation...

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