90 Conservative Activists Come to LI Training in Colorado

February 1, 2011 | By Lauren Hart

February 1, 2010, Arlington, VA--Last weekend, the Leadership Institute’s Grassroots Department staff was on the road again.  Chris Doss, LI’s Grassroots Training Coordinator, went to Lakewood, Colorado to offer campaign training to 90 conservative activists.

The students themselves can explain how it went.

LI’s Colorado training had “the best and most knowledgeable instructors pertaining to the political process,” explained Richard Robbins from Parker, Colorado.  “I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and would highly recommend this class to anyone just starting out in politics.”

Chris -- who’s taught more than 100 seminars here and abroad for LI -- joined with expert, volunteer Institute faculty to offer training sessions on Friday night and all day Saturday.  Students learned about vote goals, voter ID, and voter targeting; developing a strong campaign message; fundraising; building coalitions; and much more.

Mike Henley, a student from Denver, Colorado, explained, “This is a worthwhile program that provides useful information that can help those concerned about the future of America move into constructive action.”  Bill Leek, from Arvada, Colorado, said the course “taught me to think about campaigns in a way I never had before.”

Chris explained that his standard for success was simple: “For me, the most genuine litmus test is when students say—‘how soon will you come back?’ and they all asked when LI would be back to Lakewood.”

LI’s Grassroots Department can bring Leadership Institute training to your hometown too. See if your state is already on LI’s 2011 training calendar.  If it’s not, contact Robert Arnakis, LI’s Grassroots Director, to learn how to bring LI to you.