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What You Missed at CPAC 2016
What You Missed at CPAC 2016

Each year, the Conservative Political Action Conference is a gathering of conservative leaders looking to network, advance conservativism, and learn from some of the greatest minds in the movement.

This year, speakers like Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina rallied conservatives together.  Above the stage read “Our time is NOW,” taken from Ronald Reagan’s CPAC speech in 1981.

At the conference, Leadership Institute sponsored, staffed, and organized of 5 conference events, including the job fair and boot camp training sessions.

The Conservative Internship Search: Capitol Hill vs. Non-profits
The Conservative Internship Search: Capitol Hill vs. Non-profits

As a recent graduate of Georgetown University, I was blessed to have four years in the city of limitless internships, Washington D.C.  However, not all students are lucky enough to attend college in the nation's capital.  Fortunately, many universities have semester-long exchange programs, externships, or summer opportunities.  

During my undergraduate years, I participated in two non-profit internships and three congressional internships.  If you do not have a few years to shop around for an internship then my experiences may help you narrow your search.

A Different Type of Activist
A Different Type of Activist

What do you think of when someone says that they’re an activist?  Do you picture scenes like supporters sign waving at the annual March for Life? Do you remember watching demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court waiting for a controversial decision come to mind?

Meet Jason Jones.

Jason is a conservative, pro-life activist who uses filmmaking to spread his message. His goal is to navigate through (and counter) morally challenged Hollywood.  Known for films that promote a humane society, Jason is the president and founder of Movie to Movement, a project of his larger organization HERO (Human-Rights Education and Relief Organization).

Future Candidate School: Training Conservatives to Win
Future Candidate School: Training Conservatives to Win

If you knew the formula for winning, would you run for office?

In January, thirty-four individuals attended the Leadership Institute’s Future Candidate School.  Some of them were declared candidates in their state or local races.  Others were planning congressional runs and the remaining few had just begun to contemplate a run in the future.

If you haven’t considered running for office, you should. Running doesn't require thirty years of political experience or a few million dollar donors willing to sponsor you.  With the right tools and training, anyone can learn to win at LI's Future Candidate School (FCS).

For four days, attendees focus on building a base, raising funds, identifying voters, and recruiting volunteers.  The faculty roster included political consultants, media coordinators, fundraising gurus, and even a current US. Congressman.

The intensive training also focused on personal and political preparation for a career in elected office.

CPAC 2016 Activism Boot Camp

American Majority and Leadership Institute are pleased to release the final agenda for the CPAC 2016 Activism Boot Camp, running Wednesday, March 2 – Friday, March 4, during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD.

On Wednesday, attend one of three tailored tracks—Student Activism, Community Activism, and Campaign, Data and Tech—as well as top-notch training sessions on Thursday and Friday.

Note: The CPAC Activism Boot Camp is included in your regular CPAC 2016 conference pass.

Candidate to Congressman: Rep. Alex Mooney shares his story at Future Candidate School
Candidate to Congressman: Rep. Alex Mooney shares his story at Future Candidate School

As an intern at the Leadership Institute and a recent college graduate, I attended LI's Future Candidate School. Though it isn't something I know much about, the thought of running for office has crossed my mind and I want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. 

One of the best parts of the internship is the access to training programs staffed by outstanding faculty in relevant fields. 

During this Future Candidate School a member of Congress joined the list of expert faculty. 

Digital Creative Workshop is on for tonight

The Digital Creative Workshop: Video, scheduled for this evening, is on for tonight.

Attendees should be aware of inclement weather in the DC area.

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for President's Day

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for President's Day. 

You may leave a voicemail on LI's main line (703-247-2000) or send an email to individual LI staff. You will receive a response as soon as it is possible.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Leadership Institute will be closed on Monday, October 29 after 2 P.M. and all day on Tuesday, October 30.

 

You may leave a voicemail on LI's main line (703-247-2000) or send an email to individual LI staff. You will receive a response as soon as it is possible.

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Regional Field Coordinator is Employee of the Quarter Award Recipient
Regional Field Coordinator is Employee of the Quarter Award Recipient

The Leadership Institute recognizes an employee each quarter.  This quarter’s award recipient is Emily Larsen, who effectively works with several departments to spread conservatism across the country.

Although her official title is Regional Field Coordinator, Emily has represented the Leadership Institute at student conferences and regularly coordinates with the Leadership Institute's Campus Reform team to expose liberal bias on college campuses. 

This past quarter, Emily managed Leadership Institute field representatives in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New Mexico as they trained and managed over 180 conservative student groups in these states.

In addition to her regular responsibilities, Emily promoted Campus Reform through articles, radio interviews, and television appearances.  She has gone above and beyond to help Campus Reform uncover liberal abuse and biases on college campuses.

Youth Leadership School Director Named 2015 Employee of the Year
Youth Leadership School Director Named 2015 Employee of the Year

Each year, the Leadership Institute recognizes one staff member for achievements which surpass all expectations.

 At the winter quaterly meeting, founder and president Morton Blackwell announced that the 2015 Employee of the Year is Youth Leadership School Director Daryl Ann Dunigan.

In 2015, the Leadership Institute hosted 41 Youth Leadership Schools attended by 1,072 students from around the country and around the world.

"These impressive numbers set two new records for most students trained and the most of their particular school held in a single year,” Morton announced after the applause. 

The Youth Leadership School and Campus Leadership Program departments spent an average of three weekends a month training activists...

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