Future Candidate Workshop banner

Future Candidate Workshop

On Saturday June 24, 2017

What you will learn

Future Candidate Workshop

1 Day $60 (Lunch Included),

Earlybird registration of $40 expires 6/01/17.

The Future Candidate Workshop helps develop potential candidates and community activists to run for office successfully by building a grassroots organization. The Future Candidate Workshop focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career as an elected official and community leader.

Ideal attendees for the Future Candidate Workshop are candidates, spouses, campaign staff and volunteers deeply involved at the local or state level. Winning campaigns are 90% preparation and 10% perspiration. This training will provide you the knowledge to make a difference on a political or legislative campaign.

The Future Candidate Workshop will teach you proven methods used by winning campaigns.

Attendees will learn how to:

• Decide if they are ready to run
• Organize a campaign staff and structure
• Raise funds
• Communicate with voters
• Manage a crisis
• Win!

Sample Lectures Include:

• Are You Ready to Run?
• Leadership DNA
• Campaign Structure
• Campaign Strategy
• Fundraising Overview
• Message Development
• Mind the Gap: Communicating Liberty
• Volunteer Management
• Social Media

*** Date change. The date changed from May 6 to June 24 due to unforseen circumstances. The Early Bird price of $40 was extended to reflect the change in date.

Download Flyer


Starts Saturday, June 24

Sat. 24 9:00 - 5:00 PM

Monarch Hotel & Conference Center 12566 SE 93rd Ave. Portland/Clackamas, OR 97015 Map



Dena Espenscheid's Photo

Dena Espenscheid

Contact Dena with your questions.

Your faculty

Barry Aarons

Barry Aarons

Owner of The Aarons Company LLC

Since 1997 Barry M. Aarons has been the owner of The Aarons Company LLC, a public policy consulting firm specializing in legislative representation, coalition building, business management, seminar and strategic plan...

Read full biography
Chris Godbey

Chris Godbey

Director of Client Strategy, SurgeRED

Christopher (Chris) Godbey is a Director of Client Strategy at SurgeRED, a campaign and communications strategy firm that focuses on digital engagement. Chris comes to SurgeRED from Innovative Campaign Strategies, LLC with...

Read full biography