School Board Candidate Training

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 at 06:00 PM


McLean County Republican Headquarters, 211 S Prospect Suite 9 Bloomington

Event contact

Connie Beard

(309) 948-5045


Part 2 of a 5 Part Series

We are offering as a public service a series of workshops to help individuals learn about what it takes to run for office as a school board candidate.

Anyone can choose to run for office. These are not "required" workshops but knowledge is power and if someone is interested in running a successful school board race than this is where you can start. 


Missed our first workshop? That's okay we will catch you up. Join in now to see if this is where you can make a difference. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022


McLean County GOP Headquarters

211 S. Prospect, Suite 9, Bloomington

Part 2: Your Campaign

Defining goals and the pathway to victory

Designing a winning campaign 

Research throughout the campaign

Phases of the campaign 



School Board Candidate Training Workshop 2022 with McLean County Republicans and the Leadership Institute

A series of discussions and video training with handout materials.  Each part is approximately 3 hrs.

Part 1 Candidate Development

               The Real Nature of Politics

               What makes for a good candidate?

               Winning the “invisible contests”

               Prepare for the spotlight

Part 2 Your Campaign

               Defining goals and the pathway to victory

               Designing a winning campaign

               Research throughout the campaign

               Phases of the campaign

Part 3 Voter Contact and Get out the Vote (GOTV)

               Defining a vote goal and voter contact universe

               Designing a voter contact plan

               Building a volunteer force

               Campaign Communications Strategy

               Identity as message

Part 4 Communicating with Media and Donors

               Interviews and presentations

               The power of storytelling

               Fundraising for a school board candidate

               What no to do as a candidate

Part 5 School Board issues and Discussion

               Critical Race Theory with Senator Ted Cruz

               A discussion with Bill Baber and Ron Nehring

               Be a School Board Leader with Lori Roman

               What’s next?

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