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Future Candidate School

17 days until event begins

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, March 5

Tue 5:   8:00 AM  - 7:00 PM EST
Wed 6:   8:00 AM  - 7:00 PM EST
Thu 7:   8:00 AM  - 7:00 PM EST
Fri 8:   8:00 AM  - 7:00 PM EST

Location:

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

Cost

$250.00 $50.00 discount for early registration until 2/24/19 Your Cost: $200.00

Manager

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Ben Woodward

Contact Ben with your questions.

What graduates say

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

State Representative (SC) District 86

 "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) District 8

“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

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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David Blair

David Blair

Youth Leadership School Director

David Blair is currently the Director of the Youth Leadership School (YLS), nicknamed the "boot camp of politics", at the Leadership Institute. He travels the country training principled conservatives how to win ...

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Glen Caroline

Glen Caroline

Director, NRA-ILA Grassroots Division

Glen Caroline serves as Director of the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division, which is comprised of 17 staff members, stationed out of NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA, as well as in key regions throughout the country. He develops a...

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Chaz Cirame

Chaz Cirame

Principal at CC:External Affairs

Chaz is one of the nation's foremost experts regarding how NGO's and influencers affect public policy. The company he founded and runs - Cc: External Affairs, Inc. – he...

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Stephen Clouse

Stephen Clouse

Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc.

Stephen D. Clouse is Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc., a strategic communications and major gifts fundraising firm established in 1991 which has pioneered the use of a highly personalized, mul...

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Dena Espenscheid

Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute

Getting struck by lightning will not give you the superpowers needed to be a political mastermind who can take over the world. Dena Espenscheid knows this from first-hand experience. The shock did make her heart pound like...

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Caleb Hays

Caleb Hays

Associate, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC

Caleb Hays is an associate with Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC, providing counsel in the areas of campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations, with a particular ...

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George Landrith

George Landrith

President, Frontiers of Freedom

George C. Landrith III is the President and Chairman of Frontiers of Freedom having been hand selected to lead the organization by its founder U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, in 1999. Previously, Mr. Landrith served as the Vi...

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Ashley MacLeay

Ashley MacLeay

Member at Large, State Board of Education

Ashley MacLeay was elected in 2016 to a four-year term as the at-large representative for the DC State Board of Education. The board advises the State Superintendent of Education on educational matters and provides policy ...

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Spencer Sullivan

Spencer Sullivan

Vice President of Partnerships, RumbleUp & uCampaign

Spencer Sullivan is the Director for Grassroots Engagement for the Leadership Institute.

Spencer began his career on the hill working for a member of Congress. He transitioned to the campaign world and has managed v...

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Steve Sutton

Steve Sutton

Vice President for Development, The Leadership Institute

Steven joined the Leadership Institute nine years ago as Vice President of Programs. As Vice President of Programs, he directed all LI's training programs, from political grassroots to student groups on college campuses. H...

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