Join the Leadership Institute and March on DC
August 19, 2010
Join the Leadership Institute and March on DC
Join thousands of conservatives as they descend on Washington, DC for four full days of liberty and learning. Unite in Action invites you to participate in events from September 9-12, 2010, including a march down Constitution Avenue and rally on Saturday, September 11th. Other festivities and events include the Liberty XPO and Symposium, the Young Patriots Symposium, the Religious Leaders Roundtable, and the Remember the Ladies Banquet. Your Leadership Institute will hold trainings at both the Liberty and Young Patriots Symposiums. For more information on this exciting four-day event in the Nation's Capital visit www.marchondc.org.>
Attendees Learn How to Prepare and Deliver Effective Speeches at the Public Speaking Workshop
July 14, 2010
Attendees Learn How to Prepare and Deliver Effective Speeches at the Public Speaking Workshop
The July 9 Public Speaking Workshop welcomed 21 participants including Communications Directors from Capitol Hill, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California, a candidate for the Delaware State Senate, a research assistant from The Heritage Foundation, and several interns from Capitol Hill, The Heritage Foundation, and the Leadership Institute. Ian Ivey led the morning session during which he addressed Elements of Effective Delivery and the Utility of Visual Aids, while Dr. John Shosky focused on the Goals of a Speech and Message Construction. Overall, the workshop was found to be of great value as one attendee noted that, "although it was a full day, I could have stayed around for more.">
Become a Winning Candidate
July 13, 2010
Become a Winning Candidate
Are you thinking about running for office? What does it take to be a community leader? The Future Candidate School will equip you to successfully run for office and become the grassroots leader you want to be. During this intensive four day training, experts in politics and policy will show you what you need to be effective before and after election day. Register before July 22nd to receive a discount of $50.00 off of the regular price of $250.00.>
Get Your Conservative Message Out
June 21, 2010
Get Your Conservative Message Out
How can you best communicate your conservative message? Come to LI's Public Speaking Workshop on July 9th and discover the best practices for presenting your message to an audience. In this full day workshop, you'll learn the tools and techniques you need to communicate in the public policy arena. Register by July 2nd and receive a discount of $30.00. Reserve your spot today!>
Looking for a New Job? LI Can Help!
June 16, 2010
Looking for a New Job? LI Can Help!
If you are interested in working in a congressional office, think tank, non-profit, association, or a campaign, register today for the Leadership Institute's Conservative Career Workshop on July 12-13. Capitol Hill veterans, including chiefs of staff, will teach you how to highlight your personal strengths to appeal to those who do the hiring. They will also offer guidance on typical salaries for different jobs and how to negotiate a higher salary. Attend this workshop and let LI's expert faculty help you land your dream job!The cost of the school (which includes dinner both evenings) is only $75, and if you register by June 22nd, you will receive a $25 discount. >
Students Learn all about Public Relations from the Experts
June 15, 2010
Students Learn all about Public Relations from the Experts
LI's Communications Training department hosted a Public Relations School during the evenings of June 7-9. Those in attendance included summer interns and several media and marketing staffers from the Patrick Henry Center, the Booker T. Washington Society, and John M. Palatiello & Associates. Participants discovered how to generate positive media for their cause or candidate by creating attention-grabbing media events, building valuable relationships with the media at any level, and writing an effective press release.For information on this and other communications training workshops hosted by LI, please click here.>
Comprehensive Online Activist School teaches students to network on the Internet
May 28, 2010
Comprehensive Online Activist School teaches students to network on the Internet
The Department of Political Training held a successful Comprehensive Online Activist School at the Institute on Monday, May 24, 2010. Students learned the “Dirty Dozen” social networking tools they can use to help their campaign or organization. They also learned how to blog, fundraise online, create and disseminate videos online, and how to purchase online ads via Google. Trainers included Rowena Paz, one of Google's political strategists, Chris Moody, new media director at the CATO Institute, and Dan Hayes from Reason TV.>
Learn How to Maximize your PR Opportunities
May 18, 2010
Learn How to Maximize your PR Opportunities
LI's Public Relations School teaches you how to create favorable coverage for your organization and your cause. Over the course of three nights, top conservative public relations experts teach you how to develop a comprehensive pr strategy. The next Public Relations School will be held on June 7-9, 2010 at LI headquarters in Arlington, VA. Register today! >
Do You Live in a Rich or Poor State?
May 7, 2010
Do You Live in a Rich or Poor State?
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released the third edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” which outlines the fiscal policies of all 50 states. This edition is particularly enlightening because it shows how states with rampant spending and high taxes have spiraled out of control during the current economic downturn. Conversely, states that have reigned in spending while also promoting pro-growth tax policies have done quite well. According to ALEC the five most-prosperous states are Utah, Colorado, Arizona, South Dakota, and Florida. California, Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont and New York are at the bottom. To see where your state is or to take a closer look at the overall research, go to www.alec.org and click on the “Rich States, Poor States” tab on the left side of the page.>
LI Takes Training to Wyoming
April 29, 2010
LI Takes Training to Wyoming
Braving a spring Rockies blizzard and several closed highways, 26 students showed up for the Leadership Institute's latest Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership School in Laramie, Wyoming on Saturday and Sunday, April 24th and 25th. Although predominantly comprising students from the University of Wyoming, the school included parents, activists, students from other colleges, and one very brilliant home schooler. One student drove eight hours from Montana, and an LI donor drove over six hours from Utah to attend the training. The instructors were Michael Thompson from L.I.'s Campus Services Program and Christopher Doss from the Grassroots Training Division.>
LI Trains over 30 in Arlington
April 27, 2010
LI Trains over 30 in Arlington
The Leadership Institute trained 33 conservative fundraisers on April 20-21, 2010 at the High-Dollar Fundraising School and the Event Planning Workshop. The students left with tips on all aspects of high-dollar fundraising, including one-on-one solicitation, grant writing, and planned giving. >
National Rifle Association is Hiring Field Representatives
April 9, 2010
National Rifle Association is Hiring Field Representatives
The National Rifle Association, the nation's premiere grassroots organization, is looking to hire campaign field staff to organize gun owners this election season.The ideal candidate will have previous campaign experience, with emphasis on voter registration, field work and grassroots organization. Activities will include, but not be limited to: volunteer recruitment; voter registration; phone banks; door-to-door; yard sign and bumper sticker distribution; letters to editor; event organization; and GOTV & Election Day activities.Additionally, candidates:- must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including weekends and evenings;- must be self-starter, able to work independently with little direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;- must be in harmony with NRA's mission and able to work in support of a candidate irrespective of partisan affiliation. Competitive monthly stipend, based on experience. Expenses, including travel, lodging, food, and the like will NOT be reimbursed. Duration will be approximately July 12, 2010 (not final)–November 6, 2010.Please send résumé, campaign vitae, salary requirements, references, and direct any further questions to: Glen Caroline, Director, NRA-ILA Grassroots Divisiongcaroline@nrahq.org11250 Waples Mill RoadFairfax, VA 22030Direct dial: (703) 267-1172 Toll Free: (800) 392-VOTE (8683) >
The Frederick Douglass Foundation: Educating, Enhancing, and Empowering
April 7, 2010
The Frederick Douglass Foundation: Educating, Enhancing, and Empowering
On Friday, March 19, 2010, the Leadership Institute trained a dynamic group of national black conservative leaders and candidates at the Frederick Douglass Foundation's Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Students learned how to develop their message, organize their grassroots, and raise the money needed to win in November. Please visit the Frederick Douglass Foundation's website to learn more about this incredible organization. Also check out this fascinating article on the challenges facing black conservatives.>
LI Trains over 100 in Delaware
April 7, 2010
LI Trains over 100 in Delaware
On Saturday, March 27, 2010, over 120 enthusiastic activists from Delaware and as far away as upstate New York descended on Dover for a rollicking day of training on topics related to communications, voter contact, organizing, and volunteer recruitment and deployment. While many were veterans of past campaigns, there were likewise a good number of participants who were only recently drawn into politics by current events in Washington and in their state capitals. Several participants have already inquired about further, specialized training. >
LI Introduces Another Brand New Training
March 24, 2010
LI Introduces Another Brand New Training
Join the Leadership Institute on April 21, 2010 as we unveil our brand new Event Planning Workshop. This one-evening class will provide you with the skills necessary to coordinate a successful event. Topics include negotiating with vendors, recruiting hosts and attendees, and determining what type of event is best for you and your organization.Register for the Event Planning Workshop today and get information on our concurrent two-day fundraising training. Contact Amanda Dehn at 703-247-2000 for more details.>
LI teams up with Patrick Henry College
March 15, 2010
LI teams up with Patrick Henry College
Patrick Henry College undertook a weekend retreat as part of its Leadership Program for students studying Public Policy and Government. Twenty students made the trek up into the Catoctin Mountains west of the college where they spent the weekend in the college's lodge, the Bear's Den. On Saturday, March 13, 2010, the Leadership Institute's Grassroots Training Division presented a training module in the form of an interactive workshop for the students, an innovative experience for both the students and the LI instructors.>
LI Takes Training to Liberty University
March 12, 2010
LI Takes Training to Liberty University
A total of 120 participants took part in the two-day Grassroots Campaign School at Liberty University on March 6-7, 2010. They included repeat attendees from previous schools at Liberty, and several who had found the school on the Leadership Institute web site. One attendee traveled from Pittsburgh to attend the training. To find out when a grassroots training is coming to your town, click here.>
LI Trains over 40 Interns at Day-long Workshop
March 8, 2010
LI Trains over 40 Interns at Day-long Workshop
On March 4, 2010 forty-four area interns came together to network, work on professional development, and learn about the programs that the Leadership Institute has to offer. Both Congressional offices and local organizations such as the Heritage Foundation, the CATO Institute, FreedomWorks, and the Family Research Council sent their interns to the Leadership Institute to focus on skills such as networking, first impressions, personal finance and a 'resume crash course' offered by Meghann Olshefski (Director, Employment Placement Services). Students who attended the training also have the chance to attend another LI training at no cost. >
Hundreds of Conservatives attend the 4th Annual CPAC Job and Internship Fair
February 22, 2010
Hundreds of Conservatives attend the 4th Annual CPAC Job and Internship Fair
On Friday, February 20th, 2010, over 600 conservatives attended the 4th annual Leadership Institute Job and Internship Fair at CPAC in Washington, DC. Attendees met with hiring managers from 24 leading organizations including the Leadership Institute to discuss job and internship opportunities. Also on hand were three professionals who offered free resume consultations. Participating employers walked away with stacks of resumes and look forward to hiring our job fair participants. If you missed the CPAC Job Fair, you can connect with these employers and more, online at www.conservativejobs.com or contact Leadership Institute staff for a personal career counseling session.>
Students Brave the Weather to Attend Training
February 12, 2010
Students Brave the Weather to Attend Training
During the week of February 8-12, 2010, over 45 conservative campaign staffers and a few candidates braved the blizzard to learn campaign management strategy and techniques at the Leadership Institute's Campaign Manager School. The dedication of both students and faculty show the strength and vitality of the conservative movement. Expect great things in 2010!>
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