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Future Candidate School

On Monday April 14, 2014

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 Monday, April 14

Mon. 14 8:30 - 7:30 PM
Tue. 15 8:30 - 7:30 PM
Wed. 16 8:30 - 7:30 PM
Thu. 17 8:30 - 7:30 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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Leah Courtney

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

Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

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Founder at The Nancy Bocskor Company

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Terry Campo

Terry Campo

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Glen Caroline

Glen Caroline

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Ian Ivey

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Emily Miller

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Michael Rothfeld

Michael Rothfeld

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Gabriel Schaefer

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Kiley Smith

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Daniel Tripp

Daniel Tripp

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Jeffrey Wernsing

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Christopher Younce

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