Training in 2013
2013 was a record-breaking year for the Leadership Institute.
LI hosted 403 trainings in 42 states and 14 countries. Institute staff and 215 volunteer faculty trained 10,062 students nationally and 15,614 students internationally.
These 403 trainings included 37 types of LI trainings as varied as On-Camera TV Trainings, week-long Campaign Management Schools, Grassroots Activism Workshops, Latinos & Conservatism Workshops, Public Relations Schools, and Career Trainings.
Many of the 521 articles that LI's CampusReform.org published were mentioned in national news reports, making the site America's #1 source for campus news online with 3,762,485 unique visitors.
LI's national field program employed 15 fall field representatives who helped conservative students form 304 new, independent student groups. LI's unique network of 1,485 student groups on 618 college campuses is the largest such network in the country.
LI's Conservative Jobs website provided 6,999 job seekers with access to 1,672 job postings. LI's Career Services Center hosted 1,043 attendees at job fairs and offered 103 hours of personal career mentoring for free.
LI's free live webinars featured 32 speakers with a total of 1,609 students who watched and participated through the live chat feature.
LI's Wednesday Wakeup Club Breakfasts hosted 1,226 attendees and 10 speakers in 2013. In October, LI organized the most widely attended breakfast since the program began in 1997; 209 guests heard from Senator Mike Lee.
LI's 42nd National Fourth of July Conservative Soiree welcomed 977 attendees and a record-breaking number of 26 partnering organizations.
LI's 33 interns came from 25 colleges, 17 states, 5 countries, and spent 6,103 hours combined in LI training.
It's been a good year at the Leadership Institute!