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Future Candidate School

On Tuesday January 28, 2020

What you will learn

3 days, $250

Registration fee includes meals and lodging (available for the first 46 students).

LI's unique Future Candidate School teaches potential candidates the steps to take now to ensure a winning campaign in the future. The training focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career in elected office.

The nation's top campaign experts and leading political consultants will show you how to prepare yourself for a successful candidacy.
You will learn to:
  • Develop the attributes of effective candidates
  • Build a strong base of grassroots support
  • Define and polish your message
  • Raise funds

NOTE: The Future Candidate School is not designed for current candidates. If you are running for office now, you'll benefit from attending the following LI programs: Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced Public Speaking Workshop, One-on-One Public Speaking Workshop, Introduction to Television Techniques, On-Camera Television Workshop, One-on-One Television Workshop, and High-Dollar Fundraising.

Details

Starts Tuesday, January 28

Tue 28:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EST
Wed 29:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EST
Thu 30:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EST

Location:

Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St

Arlington, VA 22201 Map

Cost

$250.00

Manager

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Annamarie Rienzi

Contact Annamarie with your questions.

What graduates say

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

State Representative (SC) District 86

 "With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in LI's Future Candidate School. It was a most valuable experience. LI smoothed our political road to success." 

Alonzo Baldonado

Alonzo Baldonado

State Representative (NM) District 8

“This was my first time running for public office, and it was against a political veteran. It was a tough race, but LI gave me the education needed to run a successful campaign.”

Your faculty

Ximena Barreto

Ximena Barreto

Ximena Barreto is a political commentator, she was appointed deputy communications director at HHS in December 2017. Barreto is a former Comms Director and former political appointee for President Donald J. Trump.

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Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll is an American politician and retired naval officer who served as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Florida from January 4, 2011 to March 12, 2013. Carroll is a member of the Clay County Republican Executive...

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Stephen Clouse

Stephen Clouse

Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc.

Stephen D. Clouse is Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc., a strategic communications and major gifts fundraising firm established in 1991 which has pioneered the use of a highly personalized, mul...

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Angel Fimbres Barceló

Angel Fimbres Barceló

Former Political and Fundraising Training Director, Leadership Institute

Angel is the Asian Studeis Program Manager of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Prior to her role at the Heritage Foundation, Angel served as the Political and Fundrai...

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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

Tom has nearly two decades of political, policy, research, and investigations experience serving in senior positions on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer and most recently as an opposition researcher for campaigns at the lo...

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George Landrith

George Landrith

President, Frontiers of Freedom

George C. Landrith III is the President and Chairman of Frontiers of Freedom having been hand selected to lead the organization by its founder U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, in 1999. Previously, Mr. Landrith served as the Vi...

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Kathryn LaPotin

Kathryn LaPotin

An experienced political operative, Katie LaPotin has been a strategic consultant for center-right candidates and conservative causes for more than a decade.

By emphasizing the use of big data and market research, K...

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Ronald Nehring

Ronald Nehring

Director of International Training, Leadership Institute

Ron Nehring, Director of International Training at The Leadership Institute, is a Republican strategist and communications expert who served as National Spokesman in the 2016 Presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz.

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Kenneth Reid

Kenneth Reid

Kenneth Reid served ten years as a councilmember and county supervisor in Loudoun County, VA, outside Washington, DC—one of the fastest-growing communities in the US. A Republican, he won election in a blue-leaning c...

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Steve Sutton

Steve Sutton

Vice President for Development, The Leadership Institute

Steven joined the Leadership Institute nine years ago as Vice President of Programs. As Vice President of Programs, he directed all LI's training programs, from political grassroots to student groups on college campuses. H...

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