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Future Candidate School: Training Conservatives to Win
Future Candidate School: Training Conservatives to Win

If you knew the formula for winning, would you run for office?

In January, thirty-four individuals attended the Leadership Institute’s Future Candidate School.  Some of them were declared candidates in their state or local races.  Others were planning congressional runs and the remaining few had just begun to contemplate a run in the future.

If you haven’t considered running for office, you should. Running doesn't require thirty years of political experience or a few million dollar donors willing to sponsor you.  With the right tools and training, anyone can learn to win at LI's Future Candidate School (FCS).

For four days, attendees focus on building a base, raising funds, identifying voters, and recruiting volunteers.  The faculty roster included political consultants, media coordinators, fundraising gurus, and even a current US. Congressman.

The intensive training also focused on personal and political preparation for a career in elected office.

CPAC 2016 Activism Boot Camp

American Majority and Leadership Institute are pleased to release the final agenda for the CPAC 2016 Activism Boot Camp, running Wednesday, March 2 – Friday, March 4, during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD.

On Wednesday, attend one of three tailored tracks—Student Activism, Community Activism, and Campaign, Data and Tech—as well as top-notch training sessions on Thursday and Friday.

Note: The CPAC Activism Boot Camp is included in your regular CPAC 2016 conference pass.

Candidate to Congressman: Rep. Alex Mooney shares his story at Future Candidate School
Candidate to Congressman: Rep. Alex Mooney shares his story at Future Candidate School

As an intern at the Leadership Institute and a recent college graduate, I attended LI's Future Candidate School. Though it isn't something I know much about, the thought of running for office has crossed my mind and I want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. 

One of the best parts of the internship is the access to training programs staffed by outstanding faculty in relevant fields. 

During this Future Candidate School a member of Congress joined the list of expert faculty. 

Digital Creative Workshop is on for tonight

The Digital Creative Workshop: Video, scheduled for this evening, is on for tonight.

Attendees should be aware of inclement weather in the DC area.

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for President's Day

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for President's Day. 

You may leave a voicemail on LI's main line (703-247-2000) or send an email to individual LI staff. You will receive a response as soon as it is possible.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Leadership Institute will be closed on Monday, October 29 after 2 P.M. and all day on Tuesday, October 30.

 

You may leave a voicemail on LI's main line (703-247-2000) or send an email to individual LI staff. You will receive a response as soon as it is possible.

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Regional Field Coordinator is Employee of the Quarter Award Recipient
Regional Field Coordinator is Employee of the Quarter Award Recipient

The Leadership Institute recognizes an employee each quarter.  This quarter’s award recipient is Emily Larsen, who effectively works with several departments to spread conservatism across the country.

Although her official title is Regional Field Coordinator, Emily has represented the Leadership Institute at student conferences and regularly coordinates with the Leadership Institute's Campus Reform team to expose liberal bias on college campuses. 

This past quarter, Emily managed Leadership Institute field representatives in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New Mexico as they trained and managed over 180 conservative student groups in these states.

In addition to her regular responsibilities, Emily promoted Campus Reform through articles, radio interviews, and television appearances.  She has gone above and beyond to help Campus Reform uncover liberal abuse and biases on college campuses.

Youth Leadership School Director Named 2015 Employee of the Year
Youth Leadership School Director Named 2015 Employee of the Year

Each year, the Leadership Institute recognizes one staff member for achievements which surpass all expectations.

 At the winter quaterly meeting, founder and president Morton Blackwell announced that the 2015 Employee of the Year is Youth Leadership School Director Daryl Ann Dunigan.

In 2015, the Leadership Institute hosted 41 Youth Leadership Schools attended by 1,072 students from around the country and around the world.

"These impressive numbers set two new records for most students trained and the most of their particular school held in a single year,” Morton announced after the applause. 

The Youth Leadership School and Campus Leadership Program departments spent an average of three weekends a month training activists...

People, Parties, and Power: Live Webinar with Morton Blackwell
People, Parties, and Power: Live Webinar with Morton Blackwell

The first webinar of 2016 featured LI founder and president, Morton C. Blackwell.

Morton began the lecture by sharing his experiences and knowledge of the party system, before detailing various roles conservatives can play in political parties.

He called on conservatives to get involved.  Whether you are a high school student looking to start a Teenage Republicans club or an adult willing to serve as a precinct committee man or woman, connect with your local party and get involved.

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, January 25, 2016.

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, January 25, 2016.  The Written Communications Workshop scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings is also canceled.  The Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Future Candidate School will be held as planned.  Any changes or announcements for the Future Candidate School will be posted on this website.

Leadership Institute grad elected second-youngest legislator in the United States of America
Leadership Institute grad elected second-youngest legislator in the United States of America

She’s 19.  She’s conservative.  She’s in college.  And she’s an elected official.

Yvonne Dean-Bailey was fed up with the leftism she encountered at her college.

She decided to do something about it – and enrolled in Leadership Institute training.  Yvonne went from conservative student to Leadership Institute graduate to campus activist to state legislator in less than a year.

A cesspool of liberalism:  Mount Holyoke College

LI’s campus field staff recruited and mentored Yvonne – a student eager to fight the left at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Through the Leadership Institute’s campus watchdog news website, CampusReform.org, students like Yvonne expose leftist bias and indoctrination to make an impact on their own campuses.

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