Fifty Students Attend Fundraising and Communications Workshop in Boston
February 2, 2010
Fifty Students Attend Fundraising and Communications Workshop in Boston
50 social conservatives gathered in a Boston suburb on January 30-31, 2010 for a two-day Fundraising and Communications Workshop to get a jump-start on their competition. The biggest hit of the two-day training was listening to Robert Willington, a local activist and national strategist, share insider secrets for a successful online fundraising and communications campaign. Willington is credited with the web-strategy for the recent successful campaign of Scott Brown for Senate in Massachusetts.>
LI Set to Launch Grant Writing Workshop in February
January 27, 2010
LI Set to Launch Grant Writing Workshop in February
On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, the Leadership Institute will unveil a brand new training. The Grant Writing Workshop, hosted by LI's Department of Political Training, will teach the keys to successful grant writing including how to write an executive summary, how to format a grant, and how to find the right grantor for the right cause. For more information or to register for this exciting new class, please click here.>
Leadership Institute-trained freedom fighters gather in Washington, DC
January 22, 2010
Leadership Institute-trained freedom fighters gather in Washington, DC
Conservatives from nearly a dozen countries arrived in Washington, DC this week to learn how to effectively defeat the radical Left. Travelling from as far away as Ghana, Venezuela, and the Netherlands, these students attended the Leadership Institute's International Seminar, a power-packed training which gives foreign conservatives an opportunity to learn from their American counterparts. Over the course of a week, students learn how to effectively utilize the internet, television, and traditional grassroots networking to advance conservative candidates and causes. For over thirty years the Leadership Institute has worked with conservative leaders around the world to help increase the number and effectiveness of activists dedicated to limited government and personal responsibility. January's training kicks off what promises to be an excellent year for the Leadership Institute, with several additional International Seminars scheduled throughout the year.For more details, go to www.leadershipinstitute.org or call 703 244 4839.>
International Students Learn On-Camera TV Techniques
January 22, 2010
International Students Learn On-Camera TV Techniques
On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the Leadership Institute's Department of Communications Training organized a one-day On-Camera Television Workshop in conjunction with the International Leadership Training Seminar. Political activists and future candidates from 5 different countries gained valuable experience answering difficult questions in front of the television cameras and under the bright lights of the Leadership Institute Studios. The studios at the Leadership Institute give conservatives a safe environment to shape their message and polish delivery techniques. If you are interested in attending an upcoming On-camera Television Workshop please contact Rachel Phillips at (703) 647-3367 or RPhillips@LIMail.us.>
LI helps college students prepare for a semester in DC
January 21, 2010
LI helps college students prepare for a semester in DC
On Monday, January 18, 2010, LI staff spoke to a group of Cedarville University students and faculty about internship opportunities and job search strategy at an informational meeting for the university's Semester in DC program. At the meeting Leadership Institute staff promoted LI training, the internship program, and the employment placement program. Directly following the informational gathering, LI hosted a 'Navigating DC: Finding your Dream Job' workshop for students seriously considering a semester in DC.As Cedarville prepares for its second annual Semester in DC in the fall, LI staff look forward to training Cedarville students both in DC and on the Ohio campus in 2010.>
LI Holds First Comprehensive Internet Activist School of 2010
January 21, 2010
LI Holds First Comprehensive Internet Activist School of 2010
On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the Leadership Institute's Department of Political Training organized a one-day Comprehensive Internet Activist School in conjunction with the International Leadership Training Seminar. Participants learned how to create and implement a successful online strategy through social networking, blogging, online video, expanding email lists, protecting online identity, and search engine optimization. The school not only trains students how to use internet activism utilities but more importantly how to think strategically when implementing online activism.>
The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award Offers $10,000 Cash Prize
January 20, 2010
The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award Offers $10,000 Cash Prize
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the “2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award,” the nationwide undergraduate competition whose winning prize is unmatched by any institution in the country, are now being accepted. The winner will secure the following awards:A cash prize of $10,000A paid internship of his or her choice at Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal or the New York PostResidential housing in New York City, if necessary.The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.Those who wish to be considered should submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2009-2010 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine web site will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material. All rules governing submissions appear on the attached page. A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will judge the entries. The winner will be announced in June 2010. >
Thank you
January 1, 2010
Thank you
Thank you for letting us know that you cannot attend the Leadership Institute's "Free Lunch Panel" Series on February 24. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Foote by email or at 703-247-2000.
Thanks for your RSVP
January 1, 2010
Thanks for your RSVP
Thank you for letting us know that can attend the Leadership Institute's "Free Lunch Panel" Series on February 24. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Foote by email or at 703-247-2000.
Leadership Institute trains over 110 future campaign staffers, managers, and candidates.
December 14, 2009
Leadership Institute trains over 110 future campaign staffers, managers, and candidates.
Through the week of December 7-11, 2009, the Leadership Institute trained over 110 future campaign staffers, managers, and candidates during a record-breaking Campaign Manager School. The students represented all election levels - from local grassroots campaigns to state-wide congressional campaigns. To register for the February 2010 Campaign Manager school click here. >
Representative Michele Bachmann expresses appreciation for the Leadership Institute
December 10, 2009
Representative Michele Bachmann expresses appreciation for the Leadership Institute
In an interview conducted in her Capitol Hill office on December 9, 2009, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann talked candidly about the Leadership Institute and the good the organization has done in its effort to recruit and train conservatives. “It [the Institute] reaches down to young people…[who]…have everything against them. The Leadership Institute tries to train kids to see that there is another view, another side of the story—called reality. [LI] also tries to equip them…to understand the times and know what to do—how to take action. They do both of those very well.”>
One hundred students registered for Campaign Manager School
December 2, 2009
One hundred students registered for Campaign Manager School
It's not too late to register for the Leadership Institute's final Campaign Manager School of 2009. Join the one hundred other registrants on December 7-11 and learn how to organize and run a winning campaign. Topics covered will include:Campaign plansCampaign strategiesTargeting and identifying votersDeveloping your messageFundraisingAnd much moreBe a part of America's best week of campaign training and register for the Campaign Manager School today! >
LI trains over forty students at Writing Workshop
November 19, 2009
LI trains over forty students at Writing Workshop
The Leadership Institute welcomed over 40 students to its headquarters in Arlington, VA on November 17-18, 2009 for the Writing Workshop. Veterans of journalism and communications in the conservative movement offered the students practical tips on how to improve their writing skills. The training covered essential topics for one to succeed in the field, such as how to write op-eds and press releases.>
The Leadership Institute takes training to New England
November 16, 2009
The Leadership Institute takes training to New England
The Leadership Institute participated with the Family Research Council's first-ever “New England Education and Training Summit” held in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009. LI provided an Internet Activist Workshop training nearly a hundred activists how to utilize online new media applications such as social networking, blogging, and online video activism. The attendees were primarily pro-family activists and will utilize the training to become better online activists.>
LI Trains over 50 Activists in Texas
October 27, 2009
LI Trains over 50 Activists in Texas
On Saturday, October 24, 2009, LI trained over 50 activists at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center in Weatherford, Texas. While most of the students hailed from the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, there were a few that made the trek from places much farther away, including two eager college students from St. Louis, Missouri. Attendees of the Grassroots Campaign School were energized, and one thing was certain after the day-long training; Don't Mess With Texas Conservatives!>
Campaign Manager School Set for December
October 24, 2009
Campaign Manager School Set for December
Hit the ground running in 2010: Attend the Leadership Institute's Campaign Manager School, the premier training program for campaign managers. To put it simply, this school teaches you how to manage campaigns and win. With a strong emphasis on grassroots organization and effective media strategy, the school is led by experts who know campaigns and have run them successfully.A five-day program, the Campaign Manager School is comprehensive. You learn the essentials from writing the campaign plan to building your campaign structure. From there you learn about fundraising, including how to put together a finance committee, as well as how to solicit donors. You'll also gain info on how to target voters and build and develop your campaign's winning message.Other topics covered include: recruiting and motivating volunteers building coalitions winning earned media coverage online fundraising and much, much more. The next Campaign Manager School is December 7-11 in Arlington, Virginia. The cost is $250. Call 1-800-827-5323 today for all the details or go to www.LeadershipInstitute.org. >
Over seventy enthusiastic students attend LI training at the Defending the American Dream Summit.
October 5, 2009
Over seventy enthusiastic students attend LI training at the Defending the American Dream Summit.
Hoping for 30 or 40 participants, Leadership Institute trainers were blown away when as many as 100 enthusiastic attendees crowded into a room at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Gateway Marriott near Reagan National Airport on October 2, 2009. Despite the jammed conditions – 68 chairs plus a packed standing room only space in the back of the room – LI staff were able to collect over 70 signed attendance sheets in a room that remained packed for over three solid hours. More important, a large number of attendees requested information about doing further training in their regions of the country.>
LI trains conservative interns to be priceless assets in their organizations and offices.
October 5, 2009
LI trains conservative interns to be priceless assets in their organizations and offices.
On October 1, 2009 the Leadership Institute trained over 30 interns from area conservative organizations at the Conservative Intern Workshop. Students from Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Heritage Foundation, Concerned Women for America, and several Congressional offices turned out to hone their professional skills and learn the ropes of living in Washington, DC. At the conclusion of the workshop, the students stayed for dinner and a viewing of the documentary Not Evil Just Wrong.>
LI Holds its 3rd Annual Free Market Job Fair
October 5, 2009
LI Holds its 3rd Annual Free Market Job Fair
On Friday, October 2, 2009, the Leadership Institute hosted its 3rd annual Free Market Job Fair during Americans For Prosperity's Defending the American Dream Summit in Arlington, VA. Over 100 conservative job seekers attended the fair to meet with representatives from 15 prominent conservative organizations, to discuss job and internship opportunities and to learn how to get plugged into the conservative movement. >
Over 100 Conservatives Placed in Jobs and Internships
September 28, 2009
Over 100 Conservatives Placed in Jobs and Internships
As September 2009 rounds to a close, LI's Employment Placement Service has placed over 100 conservatives in jobs and internships this year. As the “Human Resources Department of the Conservative Movement,” the Leadership Institute is able help launch many talented conservative careers through ConservativeJobs.com and by personal referrals sent to organizations in the DC area and around the country.Contact the Leadership Institute today to schedule your personal career counseling session or to launch the search for your next staff member.>
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