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  • Campaign School & Community Leadership Training

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    Name: Campaign School & Community Leadership Training
    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 23, 2021
    Event Description:

    The Florida Institute for Political Leadership (FIPL) is a non-partisan program created
    by the Florida Chamber of Commerce to recruit and provide campaign training to
    candidates and elected officials across the State of Florida.

    Whether you are in office or interested in running for office now or in the future, this is the program for you.

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19, FIPL has moved towards online training and schools.

    Our online school is broken up into a three-day, 2.5-hour session per day interactive
    virtual program.

    Our focus is local. Our goal is simple: We want to recruit better candidates across
    the State of Florida who want to run today or in the future.

    It’s free, non-partisan, and open to everyone.

    We are not asking you to hire us. We are asking you to partner with us to secure Florida’s future.

    The campaign schools are taught by political and policy experts.

    FIPL includes:
    • a briefing on emerging local and state issues
    • informs attendees about local opportunities that are available for appointed or elected positions
    • provides guidance on how to prepare to run for office in the future
    • offers training on how to run winning campaigns

    FIPL does not support or oppose, directly or indirectly, any candidates for public
    office, financially or otherwise. It will provide campaign schools and training in a nonpartisan
    manner for those interested in running for public office now or in the future.


    Over the three-day course, speakers will cover the following content:
    • Preparing to run
    • Building your political resume
    • Learning local and state issues
    • Running a campaign
    • Planning & Budgeting
    • Fundraising
    • Voter targeting
    • Online campaigning
    • Voter contact
    • Volunteers
    • Organizing door-to-door
    • Vote-by-Mail campaigns
    • Early voting strategies
    • Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV)
    • Creating a campaign timeline
    • PACs and Electioneering
    • Election laws & comp

    • “It was a great overview and time saver for someone new to the process.”
    • “Being walked through a step-by-step process! So thorough!”
    • “This was well done. I was most impressed with the presenters from FIPL. They also kept the programming on track, started/finished timely, and were exceptionally professional.”
    • “Enthusiastic experts provided all the necessary information to consider or start a campaign in a well-paced training. It was a gift.”
    • “FIPL’s Candidate School was exceptional! The opportunity to learn from seasoned experts with decades of experience was invaluable! I highly recommend this training to anyone thinking of running for office.”
    • “The FIPL training should be required training for anyone preparing to run or anyone who wants to work on a campaign. The fast-paced workshop delved into the not-so-rookie mistakes and gave great case studies that can help good people run great campaigns.”
    Visit FIPL.org to REGISTER NOW!

    For additional information, please call (850) 688-8940 or email info@FIPL.org
    Event Sponsors:
    • Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
    • Walton County Chamber
    • Florida Chamber
    • Walton County Chamber
    • Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce
    • Crestview chber
    • Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
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