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Dr. William Murphy -- When LI Grads Succeed, Conservatism Succeeds
Dr. William Murphy -- When LI Grads Succeed, Conservatism Succeeds

Often in politics, there are doers, and there are thinkers.

The doers knock on doors, build organizations, and lobby for their movement.  The thinkers research and compose policy proposals; they’re academics who shape the way we see the world.  Both are assets to the conservative movement, and both are necessary to succeed.

Dr. William Murphy encompasses both qualities.

A Professor at the New England Institute of Technology, Dr. Murphy specializes in U.S. foreign policy and national security.  He is a veteran, Harvard graduate, former President at Peak Performance Technology Partners, and was Finance Director at Bateman for Congress in 1992 where he first met Leadership Institute President, Morton Blackwell.

But it’s his next project that’s potentially his most exciting yet!  After discussing his plans with Morton, Dr. Murphy intends to...

Dress for Success
Dress for Success

On Monday, August 7, more than 30 women came to the Leadership Institute (LI) to network, shop, and learn how to dress for success. 

Partnering with the Independent Women’s Forum and the Ladies of Liberty Alliance, LI gathered enough professional clothing for each attendee to take home at least one outfit.

In addition, attendees heard from Sonya Gavankar, former Miss D.C., and multimedia host and content creator.  Her lecture was filled with great tips and tricks to help young ladies navigate professional fashion without being overwhelmed.

She broke down a lot of misconceptions about office fashion choices and entertained the audience with her anecdotes.

Here are three key lessons learned about professional dressing for women...

ADF’s Alan Sears and LI’s Morton Blackwell Friends in Liberty
ADF’s Alan Sears and LI’s Morton Blackwell Friends in Liberty

It is often said, our role models challenge us to become our best self. In the case of Alan Sears, one of his role models taught him valuable lessons to be successful in conservative politics.

 

Alan Sears, former President of Alliance Defending Freedom (1993-2017), first crossed paths with LI President Morton Blackwell in 1967 in Kentucky. They’ve been through the gamut of conservative politics through the years – on campaigns, in the Reagan administration, and as presidents of two non-profits.

How to Communicate With Your Liberal Friends and Neighbors – Without Alienating Them
How to Communicate With Your Liberal Friends and Neighbors – Without Alienating Them

We’ve all been there. We’ve been unfriended on Facebook during the 2016 election cycle, forced into an awkward political discussion over Thanksgiving dinner, or attacked on Twitter for making a political comment.

Yes, the current political climate is hostile; but there is a way to communicate effectively without losing all of your friends.

August
September
05 - 07
High-Dollar Fundraising School

Location: Arlington, VA

07
Direct Mail School

Location: Arlington, VA

08
Grant Writing Workshop

Location: Arlington, VA

09
Grand Junction Campaign Academy

Location: Grand Junction, CO

09
Campaign Data Workshop

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

12 - 15
Campaign Management School

Location: Arlington, VA

12
Television Workshop, On-Camera

Location: Arlington, VA

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