"I'm a small-town kid who grew up with a cornfield in the back yard and dreaming of serving my country in public office." Vice President Mike Pence
The Candidate Development Workshop helps current and prospective candidates identify the steps required to run a successful campaign.
The workshop focuses on personal and political preparation for future service as an elected official and community leader. Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.
Ideal attendees for the Candidate Development Workshop are individuals who are looking to become more politically active. Candidates, spouses, campaign staff, and volunteers involved at any level should attend.
Attendees will learn how to:
• Decide if they are ready to run
• Organize a campaign staff and structure
• Raise funds
• Work with the media
• Communicate with voters
Additional dates and locations for trainings in Virginia are available at www.LeadershipInstitute.org/Virginia.
Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute.
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Scot Crockett is Director of Grassroots Engagement at the Leadership Institute, where he helps conservatives become more effective campaigners.
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Jesus Rodriguez is currently the Grassroots Coordinator at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. Previously, he was the Regional Political Trainer at the Republican National Committee where he trained grassroots...