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Future Candidate School

On Tuesday December 5, 2017

What you will learn

4 days, $250

Registration fee includes meals and lodging (available for the first 46 students).

LI's unique Future Candidate School teaches potential candidates the steps to take now to ensure a winning campaign in the future. The training focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career in elected 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 effective candidates
  • Build a strong base of grassroots support
  • Define and polish your message
  • Raise funds

NOTE: The Future Candidate School is not designed for current candidates. If you are running for office now, you'll benefit from attending the following LI programs: Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced Public Speaking Workshop, One-on-One Public Speaking Workshop, Introduction to Television Techniques, On-Camera Television Workshop, One-on-One Television Workshop, and High-Dollar Fundraising.

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Details

Starts Tuesday, December 5

Tue. 5 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Wed. 6 10:00 - 6:00 PM
Thu. 7 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Fri. 8 9:00 - 5:00 PM

Location:
Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map
Cost

$250.00

Manager

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Angel Chitnatham

Contact Angel with your questions.

What graduates say

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

State Representative (SC)

 "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." 

Alonzo Baldonado

Alonzo Baldonado

State Representative (NM)

“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.”

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, the nation's premier public policy training organization. Robert oversees divisions which provide political educati...

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Thomas Bingham

Thomas Bingham

Political Training Coordinator, Leadership Institute

Thomas Bingham is the Political Training Coordinator for the Leadership Institute and organizes the Campaign Managment School and Campaign Data Workshop. Before joining the Leadership Institute, he worked for the National ...

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Dick Black

Dick Black

State Senator (VA)

Republican Senator Dick Black represents the newly formed 13th District encompassing both parts of Loudoun and Prince Williams Counties. Formerly, Senator Black represented the 32nd District in Loudoun County, Virgi...

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Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

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David Blair

David Blair

Former National Director of Youth for Trump

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Nancy Bocskor

Nancy Bocskor

Founder at The Nancy Bocskor Company

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Angel Chitnatham

Angel Chitnatham

Political and Fundraising Training Director, Leadership Institute

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Chaz Cirame

Chaz Cirame

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Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman

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John Hood

John Hood

President of the John William Pope Foundation and Chairman of the John Locke Foundation

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Chris Malagisi

Chris Malagisi

Editor-in-Chief, Conservative Book Club

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Alex Mooney

Alex Mooney

U.S. Representative (WV-2)

Congressman Alex Mooney and his wife live in Charles Town in Jefferson County with their three children. Their third child, Gabrielle, was recently born in October 2014. The son of a Cuban refugee and Vietnam veteran, Alex...

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John Shosky

John Shosky

President, Roncalli Communications

John Shosky is the president of Roncalli Communications, Inc. He has been a professional speechwriter, consultant, coach, and trainer for thirty years. He has written almost 3000 speeches for government officials, politica...

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Michelle Staton

Michelle Staton

Michelle grew up as an Army brat who traveled the country and the world, finally settling in Virginia in 1996. She got her start in politics working on her father's 1997 campaign for delegate in Northern Virginia. She has ...

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Robert Stuber

Robert Stuber

Director of Development, Family Research Council

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Spencer Sullivan

Spencer Sullivan

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Christopher Younce

Christopher Younce

Owner, Grassroots Strategies, LLC

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