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Candidate Development Workshop

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What you will learn

"I realized that for the first time in our country, we're not leaving something better for our youth. I can't sit back and be the person who lets that happen." - Kimberlin Pelzer Brown, actress and candidate for Congress in 2018

The Candidate Development Workshop helps current and prospective candidates identify the steps needed 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, volunteers, and leadership looking to recruit candidates at any level should attend.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Decide if they are ready to run
• Raise funds
• Work with the media
• Communicate with voters

This training is sponsored by the Family America Project.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.


Starts Saturday, October 23

Sat 23:   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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Your faculty

Dawn Crandall

Dawn Crandall

Dawn's memories go back to recording commercials of the various campaigns her father was either working on or working against. 50 cents a commercial was the going rate back in the late 70's and early 80's. Her early days s...

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Scot Crockett

Scot Crockett

Director of Grassroots Engagement

Scot Crockett is Director of Grassroots Engagement at the Leadership Institute, where he helps conservatives become more effective campaigners.

Scot has spent much of his life volunteering for and working on politic...

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Dena Espenscheid

Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute

After completing the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon, Dena Espenscheid knows how true the cliché, “Campaigns are like Marathons,” actually is. There are plans, deadlines, and expenses. There are worn-out shoe...

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