Everyday Citizens Encouraged to Hold Elected Officials Accountable
August 3, 2010
Everyday Citizens Encouraged to Hold Elected Officials Accountable
On Monday, August 2, 2010, the Leadership Institute and Liberty Central announced the launch of www.LibertyCentralTraining.org, a FREE online training initiative to provide everyday citizens the tools they need to hold their elected officials accountable.“Liberty Central has declared that August is ‘Accountability Month,' so we hope the resources available at LibertyCentralTraining.org will encourage, educate, and empower everyday Americans to meet, question, and generate a dialogue with their representatives,” said Sarah Field, Director of Policy and General Counsel of Liberty Central.As many representatives attempt to set a more conciliatory tone for their return home during this year's August recess, the citizens they represent are still concerned about unrestrained government in Washington. David Fenner, Vice President of Training Programs at the Leadership Institute says, “The mission of the Leadership Institute is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists in the public policy process. The tools available at www.LibertyCentralTraining.org will equip average citizens with the tools they need to impact their government.”For more information about Liberty Central Training, powered by the Leadership Institute, please visit www.LibertyCentralTraining.org. >
Independent Institute Launches New Initiative
July 29, 2010
Independent Institute Launches New Initiative
As federal government spending continues to spiral out of control, the Independent Institute has created a new interactive website to help you understand where your tax dollars go each month, each year, and over the course of your lifetime. MyGovCost.org features a personal cost calculator so you can can see how the government spends your hard-earned money. Visit MyGovCost.org today to see what Washington DC is really costing you!>
LI Holds Comprehensive Online Activist School
July 28, 2010
LI Holds Comprehensive Online Activist School
The Leadership Institute hosted over 50 students on Monday for its Comprehensive Online Activist School. In conjunction with the Institute's International Leadership Training Seminar, students from the United Kingdom, France, Bolivia, and the United States learned effective online strategies to promote their campaign or organization. Topics included online fundraising, blogging, online video, and social networking. For more information on the Leadership Institute's Internet trainings and workshops, please visit www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/department.cfm?department=30>
The American Bible Society Launches New Initiative at LI
July 26, 2010
The American Bible Society Launches New Initiative at LI
Almost 40 young adults between the ages of 17 and 24 gathered at the Leadership Institute to take part in the inaugural EAGLES Leadership Initiative/DC-'10 Experience from June 30-July 4. The Initiative, sponsored by the American Bible Society, equipped students with skills and motivation to be leaders in their communities and on their college campuses. Attendees learned specific leadership skills and techniques that will help them reach and teach others. To learn more about the EAGLES Leadership Initiative, please check out the article linked here.>
LI Faculty Member Writes Fundraising Book
July 26, 2010
LI Faculty Member Writes Fundraising Book
One of the Leadership Institute's most popular faculty members, Nancy Bocskor, has written a book on fundraising. Go Fish: How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors is a practical guide to fundraising. In her book, Nancy addresses the most important aspect of fundraising: relationships. If you want to exceed your fundraising goals, visit www.nancybocskor.com and order your copy of Go Fish today!>
LI Trains at YAL's North Carolina Campaign Bootcamp
July 20, 2010
LI Trains at YAL's North Carolina Campaign Bootcamp
The Young Americans for Liberty put together their 2010 North Carolina Campaign Bootcamp this past week in Durham, N.C. More than thirty students and recent university graduates from around the country were joined by local activists to participate in training provided by the Leadership Institute. Our own Grassroots trainer Christopher Doss was joined by North Carolinian Nathan Tabor, an accomplished activist, candidate, and social media expert , and one of the Leadership Institute's most popular guest lecturers. Most of the students availed themselves of the opportunity to put their new skills into practice as they spent several days following the training actually working on the campaign trail for one of the liberty-minded, conservative candidates of their choosing.>
Attendees Learn How to Prepare and Deliver Effective Speeches at the Public Speaking Workshop
July 14, 2010
Attendees Learn How to Prepare and Deliver Effective Speeches at the Public Speaking Workshop
The July 9 Public Speaking Workshop welcomed 21 participants including Communications Directors from Capitol Hill, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California, a candidate for the Delaware State Senate, a research assistant from The Heritage Foundation, and several interns from Capitol Hill, The Heritage Foundation, and the Leadership Institute. Ian Ivey led the morning session during which he addressed Elements of Effective Delivery and the Utility of Visual Aids, while Dr. John Shosky focused on the Goals of a Speech and Message Construction. Overall, the workshop was found to be of great value as one attendee noted that, "although it was a full day, I could have stayed around for more.">
Become a Winning Candidate
July 13, 2010
Become a Winning Candidate
Are you thinking about running for office? What does it take to be a community leader? The Future Candidate School will equip you to successfully run for office and become the grassroots leader you want to be. During this intensive four day training, experts in politics and policy will show you what you need to be effective before and after election day. Register before July 22nd to receive a discount of $50.00 off of the regular price of $250.00.>
LI Takes Campaign School to Florida
July 12, 2010
LI Takes Campaign School to Florida
Nearly thirty Floridians ranging from college students to retirees gathered at a beautiful Clubhouse lent to the Leadership Institute for a two-day Campaign School in Margate, Florida on July 10-11, 2010. The school was oriented toward voter contact and communications, expanding the favorable vote and getting favorables to the polls. The school was sponsored, marketed, and put together by the Florida Young Americans for Freedom.>
LI Training in Moldova called
July 9, 2010
LI Training in Moldova called "a new wave of dynamism, energy, and needed knowledge"
On June 14-16, 2010, the Leadership Institute's International Training Department took four different training seminars to Moldova and taught over 110 attendees techniques to win elections and fundraise for their causes. The president of the Moldovan Foundation for Christian Democracy, Iurie Rosca, called the training seminars "indispensable courses for the period of transition" the country is facing.For more information on LI's International Leadership Training Seminars, please contact Miguel Moreno at 703-247-2000.>
Leadership Institute and Tea Party Patriots to Launch Online Activist Training July 4th
July 2, 2010
Leadership Institute and Tea Party Patriots to Launch Online Activist Training July 4th
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt;"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-"Times New Roman";} Who: Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, the largest Tea Party organization, along with the Leadership Institute, one of the nation's oldest and most experienced political training organizations. What: Tea Party Patriots, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, will announce, to the attendees of the 38th Annual National Conservative Fourth of July Soiree, the launch ofwww.TeaPartyTraining.org, an online and on-demand grassroots activist training initiative designed to equip members of the Tea Party Patriots with the information they need to move beyond high-profile protests and actively shape public policy.When: Sunday, July 4, 2010.Where: Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121.Interview Opportunities: Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. Morton Blackwell, President, Leadership Institute.David Fenner, Vice President of Training Programs, Leadership Institute. About Leadership InstituteFounded in 1979 by its president Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this mission, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media. For more information about Leadership Institute please visit http://www.LeadershipInstitute.org. About Tea Party PatriotsTea Party Patriots, Inc. ("TPP") is a non-partisan, non-profit social welfare organization dedicated to furthering the common good and general welfare of the people of the United States. TPP furthers this goal by educating the public and promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Tea Party Patriots has not endorsed candidates for public office. For more information about the Tea Party Patriots please visit http://www.TeaPartyPatriots.org. >
LI-trained Angle wins Nevada Primary
July 1, 2010
LI-trained Angle wins Nevada Primary
Sharron Angle, a four-term member of the Nevada assembly and graduate of LI's Campaign School, recently won the Republican nomination for US Senator from Nevada. A committed conservative, Angle was endorsed by Tea Party Express. She will challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November's election.
LI Partners with the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition
June 30, 2010
LI Partners with the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition
On Saturday, June 26, 2010, forty-three conservative activists and candidates attended LI'sActivist/Campaign School sponsored by the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition. Attendees received top-notch instruction in political campaigning and activism. The diverse audience included multiple candidates, tea party members, 9-12 group organizers, and party loyalists. >
LI Holds New Media Workshop for the Leadership Training Institute of America
June 29, 2010
LI Holds New Media Workshop for the Leadership Training Institute of America
The Department of Political Training organized a New Media Workshop for the Leadership Training Institute of America at the Leadership Institute on Monday, June 21, 2010. Students learned the “Dirty Dozen” social networking tools they can use to help with activism. They also learned how to create a blog and build their online communities using WordPress and Blogger. Abbey Alger, New Media Manager of the Leadership Institute's CampaignReform.org, presented the blogging lecture and LI's Director of Political Training, Christopher Malagisi, presented the social networking lecture. The participants will use these tools to advance the conservative cause in 2010 with their individual activism and organizations.>
Promote Your Cause Through Online Fundraising
June 22, 2010
Promote Your Cause Through Online Fundraising
You can raise money on the internet if you have the tools to do it well. To find out the best ways to develop your cause or campaign online, come to LI's Online Fundraising Workshop on June 29th. There's an early registration discount of $15.00 off the usual price of $50.00 if you sign up by Friday, June 25th. Register today for this exciting opportunity!>
Get Your Conservative Message Out
June 21, 2010
Get Your Conservative Message Out
How can you best communicate your conservative message? Come to LI's Public Speaking Workshop on July 9th and discover the best practices for presenting your message to an audience. In this full day workshop, you'll learn the tools and techniques you need to communicate in the public policy arena. Register by July 2nd and receive a discount of $30.00. Reserve your spot today!>
Looking for a New Job? LI Can Help!
June 16, 2010
Looking for a New Job? LI Can Help!
If you are interested in working in a congressional office, think tank, non-profit, association, or a campaign, register today for the Leadership Institute's Conservative Career Workshop on July 12-13. Capitol Hill veterans, including chiefs of staff, will teach you how to highlight your personal strengths to appeal to those who do the hiring. They will also offer guidance on typical salaries for different jobs and how to negotiate a higher salary. Attend this workshop and let LI's expert faculty help you land your dream job!The cost of the school (which includes dinner both evenings) is only $75, and if you register by June 22nd, you will receive a $25 discount. >
Students Learn all about Public Relations from the Experts
June 15, 2010
Students Learn all about Public Relations from the Experts
LI's Communications Training department hosted a Public Relations School during the evenings of June 7-9. Those in attendance included summer interns and several media and marketing staffers from the Patrick Henry Center, the Booker T. Washington Society, and John M. Palatiello & Associates. Participants discovered how to generate positive media for their cause or candidate by creating attention-grabbing media events, building valuable relationships with the media at any level, and writing an effective press release.For information on this and other communications training workshops hosted by LI, please click here.>
LI Kicks off Grassroots Training in Colorado
June 10, 2010
LI Kicks off Grassroots Training in Colorado
Activists and candidates from across the Denver metro area came out in mass numbers to attend The Leadership Institute's Campaign and Activist training presented by the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition. U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton and Colorado Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes dropped by the training to offer their support for LI's programs and encourage the school's audience. The training was attended by an energized and diverse group of social and fiscal conservatives including local and statewide partisans, tea party and 9-12 members. For more information on Leadership Institute Grassroots Training, please click here.>
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy wins SPNovation Award
June 8, 2010
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy wins SPNovation Award
It's not often that an online database generates interest and stirs passion, but the January posting of Michigan school districts' school employee health insurance costs did just that. Through FOIA requests, the Mackinac Center assembled the health insurance plans for more than 95 percent of the state's school districts into their School District Health Insurance Database. Some of the findings were eye-popping. For instance, the average cost of a family plan premium for a teacher is $15,800, which is 29% higher than the state average for the same type of plan. The database received extensive media coverage, and Lansing officials took notice as well. Several legislative offices contacted the Mackinac Center after hearing about the database, including that of the Senate Majority Leader who two weeks later introduced legislation that would require government employees to pay a greater share of their health care premiums."The Mackinac Center's innovative program to counter the 'gimme gimme gimme‘ demands of public school employees is a model other think tanks can apply in their states. By conducting careful and thorough research, and combining that with skilled advocacy in the court of public opinion, Mackinac may achieve the seemingly impossible:create a requirement for public school employees to pay a greater shareof their health care premiums. Taxpayers across Michigan should stand up and cheer," said John Kramer, SPNovation Judge and Vice President for Communications at the Institute for Justice.For more information on SPNovation Awards or to nominate a member organization, please visit www.spn.org/spnovation.>
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