News Archive: 2009

LI trains over 75 students in Carson City, NV

Over 75 conservative elected officials, candidates, and activists gathered for the Leadership Institute’s Campaign School Held on Saturday, October 5, 2009 in Carson City, NV.  Representatives from the Governor’s office, the Nevada State House, and local offices were trained on how to become more effective in campaigning and public policy. The day-long training was held at Carson City’s Plaza Hotel in the Convention Center and featured notable national speakers such as Joel Mowbray, Robert Arnakis, and Robert Cahaly.

Former Secretary of the Navy addresses guests at the Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast

On October 7, 2009, more than 70 guests filled the FM Kirby National Training Center to listen to former Secretary of the Navy, Dr. John Lehman at this month’s Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast. The large crowd enjoyed listening to the Reagan White House secretary appraise the, “State of our Defenses.”  It was a dynamic speech, and Secretary Lehman assured the crowd that we must continue to work toward filling all ranks with sharp, young conservatives.

LI Holds its 3rd Annual Free Market Job Fair

On Friday, October 2, 2009, the Leadership Institute hosted its 3rd annual Free Market Job Fair during Americans For Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Arlington, VA. 

Over 100 conservative job seekers attended the fair to meet with representatives from 15 prominent conservative organizations, to discuss job and internship opportunities and to learn how to get plugged into the conservative movement.

Over seventy enthusiastic students attend LI training at the Defending the American Dream Summit.

Hoping for 30 or 40 participants, Leadership Institute trainers were blown away when as many as 100 enthusiastic attendees crowded into a room at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Gateway Marriott near Reagan National Airport on October 2, 2009.  Despite the jammed conditions – 68 chairs plus a packed standing room only space in the back of the room –  LI staff were able to collect over 70 signed attendance sheets in a room that remained packed for over three solid hours.  More important, a large number of attendees requested information about doing further training in their regions of the country.

 

LI trains conservative interns to be priceless assets in their organizations and offices.

On October 1, 2009 the Leadership Institute trained over 30 interns from area conservative organizations at the Conservative Intern Workshop. Students from Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Heritage Foundation, Concerned Women for America, and several Congressional offices turned out to hone their professional skills and learn the ropes of living in Washington, DC.  At the conclusion of the workshop, the students stayed for dinner and a viewing of the documentary Not Evil Just Wrong.

LI Holds its 3rd Annual Free Market Job Fair

On Friday, October 2, 2009, the Leadership Institute hosted its 3rd annual Free Market Job Fair during Americans For Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Arlington, VA. 

Over 100 conservative job seekers attended the fair to meet with representatives from 15 prominent conservative organizations, to discuss job and internship opportunities and to learn how to get plugged into the conservative movement.
 

LI Training and Balance in Media Grant start the Conservative Hawk, a conservative publication for UNC-Wilmington.

After completing the Leadership Institute’s Student Publications Workshop, UNC-Wilmington students Kevin King, Tyler Cralle, and Cameron Spencer were inspired to start their own paper.  Equipped with several story ideas from the training, they quickly assembled a team of writers.  The first issue of the Conservative Hawk published at the end of August 2009 with financial support of Leadership Institute donors through a Balance in Media Grant.  The UNC-Wilmington team are currently working on the second issue of the Conservative Hawk. We have recommended them to  the Collegiate Network, a division of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which provides additional funding for superior student newspapers started by the Leadership Institute field staff.

Over 100 Conservatives Placed in Jobs and Internships

As September 2009 rounds to a close, LI's Employment Placement Service has placed over 100 conservatives in jobs and internships this year. 

As the “Human Resources Department of the Conservative Movement,” the Leadership Institute is able help launch many talented conservative careers through ConservativeJobs.com and by personal referrals sent to organizations in the DC area and around the country.

Contact the Leadership Institute today to schedule your personal career counseling session or to launch the search for your next staff member.

LI Makes Conservatives More Persuasive than Liberals

On Friday, September 25, 2009, the Leadership Institute conducted a Public Speaking Workshop to train conservatives to connect with an audience and persuade voters.
Led by Dr. John Shosky, professional speechwriter, coach, and trainer, the workshop took conservatives through the steps necessary to construct a persuasive speech and deliver a moving message.

Forty Eager Job Seekers Attend Conservative Career Workshop

From September 22-24, 2009, the Leadership Institute welcomed 40 eager job seekers to our headquarters in Arlington, VA for the final Conservative Career Workshop of 2009.  The group heard from a number of distinguished leaders in the conservative movement, including David A. Keene, President of the American Conservative Union and Paul Teller, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee.  The workshop has helped many conservative job seekers secure an ideal position and get the salary they want. Additionally, on October 1, the Leadership Institute will host a free Conservative Intern Workshop where students will learn how to become unforgettable assets to their offices or organizations.

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