"I'm a small-town kid who grew up with a cornfield in the back yard and dreaming of serving my country in public office." Vice President Mike Pence
The Candidate Development Workshop is designed to build on the Campaign Management Workshop. The program helps current and prospective candidates identify the steps needed to run a successful campaign.
The workshop focuses on personal and political preparation for future service as an elected official and community leader. Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.
Ideal attendees for the Candidate Development Workshop are individuals who are looking to become more politically active. Candidates, campaign staff, and volunteers involved at any level should attend.
Attendees will learn how to:
• Decide if they are ready to run
• Organize a campaign staff and structure
• Raise funds
• Work with the media
• Communicate with voters
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Rock and Bowl
3016 South Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118 Map
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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Chris Faulkner serves as a Senior National Strategist with Majority Strategies.
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Chris has been involved in Republican politics since the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election camp...
Heather Sellers has over twenty years of marketing, advertising, and public relations experience encompassing all aspects of consulting, budgeting, media buying and planning, branding of a new name for a company, lobbying,...
Phil Watson is a Grassroots Director for The Leadership Institute.
Mr. Watson gained experience at a young age campaigning with his grandfather and went on to serve as a staffer and consultant on several campaigns.<...