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What is the Pipeline?
The Sue Shear Institute's Pipeline program is a non-partisan effort designed to help individuals enter the political arena and hone career and management skills by working on grassroots issues and political campaigns.
Styled as a campaign bootcamp, Pipeline to Public and Local Office is a two day workshop that prepares participants for the 2018 campaign election cycle and offers advice on enhancing organization and communication skills. Faculty members include Democratic and Republican women who have held elective office and managed successful political issue and candidate campaigns.
Who Should Attend? You Should If:
- You want to make a difference statewide or within your community by participating in issue and candidate campaigns.
- You are interested in running for your local school board, city council, state legislature, or other political office.
- You want to "get involved" but aren't sure how. Come find out how working in a campaign can improve work and management skills, introduce you to interesting people, and improve the quality of life in your community.
More than 50 percent of past participants have gone on to win seats as mayors, city council and school board members. Recent successful candidates in past years' classes include St. Charles City Councilwoman Mary Ann Ohms, Kirkwood City Councilwoman Gina Jaksetic, former Greendale Mayor Monica Huddleston and Normandy Schoolboard Members Joyce McRath and Pepper Clifton.
Particpants in the Pipeline to Public and Local Office Program Will:
- Refine a Campaign Plan and Budget
- Learn How to Target Their Likely Voters
- Learn How to Fundraise Successfully
- Plan a Cohesive Campaign Communication Strategy
- Develop Skills for Successful Public Speaking
How Much Does the workshop cost?
This special two-day training costs only $125 ($100 early bird price) and includes all course materials as well as a light dinner on both nights.