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Candidate Development Workshop, Port St. Lucie

12 days until event begins

What you will learn

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, 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
  • Determine the number of votes needed to win
  • Raise funds
  • Work with the media
  • Communicate with voters


Starts Saturday, February 5

Sat 5:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Your faculty

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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Charlie O'Neill

Charlie O'Neill

Charlie O'Neill is the Grassroots Programs Coordinator for the Leadership Institute. He has spent over a decade working in politics, public policy, and communications. Prior to working at the Leadership Institute, he worke...

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