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Future Candidate School

Future Candidate School

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What you will learn

Future Candidate School

4 days, $250 (meals included and lodging in LI's dorms for the first 46 students)

LI’s unique Future Candidate School teaches potential candidates the steps to take now to prepare for a winning campaign in the future.  The training focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career in elective office.

The nation’s top campaign experts and leading political consultants will show you how to prepare yourself for a successful candidacy.

You will learn to:

  • Develop the attributes of successful candidates
  • Build a strong base of grassroots supporters and future volunteers
  • Develop a winning message to convince people to support you
  • Raise funds and develop a network of future campaign donors

NOTE:  The Future Candidate School is not designed for current candidates.  If you are running for office now, you will benefit from attending the following LI programs: Public Speaking Workshop (BasicAdvanced, and One-on-One), Television Workshop (Introduction to TechniquesOn-Camera, and One-on-One), and Campaign Managment School


You may also be interested in a copy of The Laws of Public Policy by Morton Blackwell.


Starts Monday, July 28, 8:30 AM through Thursday, July 31

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1101 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201  Map



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What graduates say

  •  "With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in LI's Future Candidate School. It was a most valuable experience. LI smoothed our political road to success." 

    Bill Taylor

    Bill Taylor

    State Representative, South Carolina

  • “This was my first time running for public office, and it was against a political veteran. It was a tough race, but LI gave me the education needed to run a successful campaign.”

    Alonzo Baldonado

    Alonzo Baldonado

    New Mexico State Representative

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