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School Board Activist Workshop, Sarasota

On Wednesday January 19, 2022

What you will learn

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” Dr. Seuss

The School Board Activism Workshop teaches you how to build and mobilize a grassroots organization, as well as engage government officials and stakeholders on issues.

You will learn how to craft a media outreach strategy and tactics for successful grassroots lobbying. You will also learn who to get involved in political campaigns, and what it takes to run for office. Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.

Ideal attendees for the School Board Activism Workshop are concerned individuals who want to make an impact on public policy.

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Build coalitions and manage stakeholders
  • Understand the fundamentals of grassroots lobbying
  • Organize at municipal and state levels
  • Help local and school board campaigns
  • Run for office


Starts Wednesday, January 19

Wed 19:   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Bayside Community Church-East Sarasota
8200 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241 Map




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What graduates say

Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw

U.S. Representative (TX-02)

"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.

Above all, I learned how to win.

Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.


Melanie Grammar

Melanie Grammar

“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -

Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School

Ryan Rhodes

Ryan Rhodes

Founder, Iowa Tea Party

"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"

Your faculty

Robert Arnakis

Robert Arnakis

Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for the Leadership Institute

Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute.

Mr. Arnakis oversees divisions which provide political education and consultation to senior government offic...

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Spencer Sullivan

Spencer Sullivan

Vice President of Partnerships, RumbleUp & uCampaign

Spencer Sullivan is the Vice President of Partnerships at RumbleUp. RumbleUp was the official texting platform for the NRCC and NRSC in the 2020 cycle and has worked with over 1,300 campaigns. Spencer has managed victoriou...

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Bridget Ziegler

Bridget Ziegler

Bridget Ziegler is the Chairman of the Sarasota County School Board,. In this capacity, she serves the best interest of all stakeholders, including students, parents, families, teachers, and all taxpayers.

Bridget w...

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