News Archive: 2009

Join Virginia House Delegate at the December 2nd Wednesday Wakeup Club Breakfast

The Leadership Institute is honored to present Virginia House Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter as its December Wednesday Wake-up Club Breakfast featured speaker.  He will address the state of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state of the nation, and the challenges conservatives face today.

Internet Blogging Workshop Coming Soon

Internet technology has opened new avenues for conservative victory. The Leadership Institute’s Internet Blogging Workshop on December 8th offers attendees practical and useful information on the nuts and bolts of blogging.

LI Celebrates 100 Years of Leadership

On Thursday, November 12, 2009, the Leadership Institute held a Gala in honor of  President Morton Blackwell’s 70th Birthday and LI’s 30th Anniversary.  Over 400 guests were in attendance showing their support for LI, including Indiana Congressman Mike Pence and Virginia Attorney General Elect Ken Cuccinelli. 

LI trains over forty students at Writing Workshop

The Leadership Institute welcomed over 40 students to its headquarters in Arlington, VA on November 17-18, 2009 for the Writing Workshop. Veterans of journalism and communications in the conservative movement offered the students practical tips on how to improve their writing skills.


Washington, DC, November 16, 2009 -- The Phillips Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. Print and online journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience are eligible. The Foundation created this program to provide fellowships for projects by journalists who share its mission to advance constitutional principles, a democratic society and a vibrant free enterprise system.

The Leadership Institute takes training to New England

The Leadership Institute participated with the Family Research Council’s first-ever “New England Education and Training Summit” held in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009.  LI provided an Internet Activist Workshop training nearly a hundred activists how to utilize online new media applications such as social networking, blogging, and online video activism.

Leadership Institute Graduate Sweeps School Board Election

A 2008 graduate of the Youth Leadership School (YLS), Carla Shutrop was recently elected to her local school board in Minnesota with the highest number of votes of all candidates.  She will serve a four-year term on the Shakopee School Board starting in January.  But what does YLS have to do with it?

Atlas Presents the Sound Money Project

Launched in January 2009, the Sound Money Project at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation is engaging experts in the task of developing and refining a set of “sound money” principles with relevance to the world’s current challenges.  The Project also intends to mobilize think tanks and scholars to be more active in promoting public policies that are consistent with these principles.

One way Atlas plans to mobilize these groups is through the Sound Money Essay Contest.

Twenty-seven students trained in Pinehurst, NC

On October 29-30, 2009, twenty-seven students attended a Youth Leadership School in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Many of the attendees were homeschoolers learning to fight for their causes and candidates. 

Apply now for the 2010-11 Koch Associate Program

The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010-11 Koch Associate Program. The Koch Associate Program is a very selective, one year, paid career opportunity for bright, talented young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the non-profit sector. Participants in the program include recent graduates, as well as those with master’s degrees, JDs, and PhDs. Associates come from a wide range of backgrounds and academic disciplines.


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