“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” Dr. Seuss
The School Board Activism Workshop teaches you how to build and mobilize a grassroots organization, as well as engage government officials and stakeholders on issues.
You will learn how to craft a media outreach strategy and tactics for successful grassroots lobbying. Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.
Ideal attendees for the School Board Activism Workshop are concerned individuals who want to make an impact on public policy.
Attendees will learn how to:
• Develop a strategic plan
• Set expectations
• Build coalitions and manage stakeholders
• Understand the fundamentals of grassroots lobbying
• Organize at municipal and state levels
"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.
Above all, I learned how to win.
Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.
“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -
Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School
"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"
Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute.
Mr. Arnakis oversees divisions which provide political education and consultation to senior government officials, public policy leaders and influencers. His background includes serving as senior staff to multiple Presidential and Congressional campaigns. Additionally, Mr. Arnakis has consulting experience with multiple grassroots driven organizations.
Mr. Arnakis has provided assistance to NGO's, international political leadership and senior government leaders from nearly three dozen countries. Highlights include: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, East Timor, Great Britain, Honduras, India, Iraq, Italy, Mongolia, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Peru, and Serbia. Most recently Robert worked with the Prime Minister of Jamaica.
Raised in Lake Tahoe, CA, Robert attended Biola University where he majored in sociology and political science. Robert is married and resides in Springfield, Virginia.