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Illinois Campaign Academy Session 3

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What you will learn

"Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you're the mayor. The bad news is, now you're the mayor." Clint Eastwood

The Leadership Institute's Campaign Academy is an intensive four-session program that gives candidates and those who support them the skills to fight and win in today's competitive public policy arena. Typically, the Academy runs for 4 months, meeting once per month in person; this Illinois Campaign Academy is unique in that we are making all the content available in just two days a week for two weeks.

Each weekend of the program, participants will attend two full-day seminars focused on specific themes: Strategy, Communications, Fundraising, and Voter Contact. Additional on-demand content, which complements this material, is available to program enrollees.

Because this is a comprehensive program, participants will be asked to enroll and pay a one-time tuition fee. This fee allows attendees access to all seminars, webinars, and other on-demand course materials.

Ideal attendees are current and prospective candidates, campaign advisors and staff, volunteers, and activists interested in impacting public policy by helping candidates who share their philosophy win elections.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Create a campaign plan
• Inspire people to get involved and vote
• Build a strong base of supporters
• Raise funds
• Target, identify, and mobilize voters

The dates, times, and topics of the sessions are:

Friday, September 24, 1:30-8:30 PM, Strategy
Saturday, September 25, 9:00-4:30 PM, Communications
Friday, October 8, 1:30-8:30 PM, Fundraising
Saturday, October 9, 9:00-4:30 PM, Voter Contact


Starts Friday, October 8

Fri 8:   1:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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14610 S. Will Cook Rd.
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Collin Corbett

Collin Corbett

Collin Corbett is an entrepreneur, political strategist, and adventure-seeker from Palatine, Illinois.

Having founded a number of successful businesses and organizations, Collin is most known for launching Cor...

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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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