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Hands-on Campaign Management Bootcamp, Kansas City

On Friday June 24, 2022

What you will learn

"Make a perfect list of voters, and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote, and on Election Day see that every Whig is brought to the polls." Abraham Lincoln

The Campaign Management Workshop teaches you how to manage or contribute to a winning campaign. You will learn to create a campaign, finance, and communications plan.

This special edition of the Campaign Workshop is three sessions, featuring regular activities to help you research a hypothetical campaign of your choosing and construct a campaign strategy and finance plan. Class volunteers will also be given the opportunity to practice fundraising pitches and stump speeches. Bring your own group, work alone, or be paired up at the Boot Camp.

The sessions are:
Friday, June 24, 5:30-8:30 PM, Dinner included
Saturday, June 25, 9:00-4:30 PM, Breakfast and lunch included
Sunday, June 26, Noon-5:00 PM, Afternoon snacks included

The learning does not end in the classroom:
Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.

Should I attend:
Ideal attendees are campaign staff, candidates, volunteers, activists, and anyone interested in impacting public policy.

Established campaigns and activists groups should bring their entire team to this training to practice their political skills together.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Develop a campaign strategy
• Create a campaign structure and organization
• Hire and fire staff and consultants
• Research your district, constituents, and opponent
• Conduct voter outreach and get-out-the-vote strategies

I Can't Attend All the Sessions
We understand you are busy and may not be able to attend all the sessions. Please let us know when you ARE able to attend, and receive a discount on the registration by using the coupon code that corresponds with your attendance:

If you have questions or difficulty registering, please contact Dena at


Starts Friday, June 24

Fri 24:   5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat 25:   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun 26:   12:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Four Points Olathe
10574 S Ridgeview Rd
Olathe, KS 66061 Map




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What graduates say

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

State Representative (SC) District 86

"With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in Leadership Institute training. LI smoothed our political road to success."

Kelly Fajardo

Kelly Fajardo

U.S. Representative (NM-7)

"I don't think I would have ever taken the step to run if not for the Leadership Institute. I wanted to get involved in politics to make a difference and stand up for my conservative values. The information, training, and skills I learned through LI helped me have the confidence to know that I can run a successful campaign."

Craig Brandt

Craig Brandt

State Senator (NM) District 40

"Thank you, I couldn't have done it without the training I received from the Leadership Institute. I look forward to returning to LI for more training in the years to come."

Your faculty

Dena Espenscheid

Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute

After completing the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon, Dena Espenscheid knows how true the cliché, “Campaigns are like Marathons,” actually is. There are plans, deadlines, and expenses. There are worn-out shoe...

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Jim Reavis

Jim Reavis

Jim Reavis has been active in politics and political fundraising since 1982. Jim has helped organize and chair several large event fundrais...

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