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Youth Leadership School Director Named 2015 Employee of the Year
Youth Leadership School Director Named 2015 Employee of the Year

Each year, the Leadership Institute recognizes one staff member for achievements which surpass all expectations.

 At the winter quaterly meeting, founder and president Morton Blackwell announced that the 2015 Employee of the Year is Youth Leadership School Director Daryl Ann Dunigan.

In 2015, the Leadership Institute hosted 41 Youth Leadership Schools attended by 1,072 students from around the country and around the world.

"These impressive numbers set two new records for most students trained and the most of their particular school held in a single year,” Morton announced after the applause. 

The Youth Leadership School and Campus Leadership Program departments spent an average of three weekends a month training activists...

People, Parties, and Power: Live Webinar with Morton Blackwell
People, Parties, and Power: Live Webinar with Morton Blackwell

The first webinar of 2016 featured LI founder and president, Morton C. Blackwell.

Morton began the lecture by sharing his experiences and knowledge of the party system, before detailing various roles conservatives can play in political parties.

He called on conservatives to get involved.  Whether you are a high school student looking to start a Teenage Republicans club or an adult willing to serve as a precinct committee man or woman, connect with your local party and get involved.

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, January 25, 2016.

The Leadership Institute is closed on Monday, January 25, 2016.  The Written Communications Workshop scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings is also canceled.  The Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Future Candidate School will be held as planned.  Any changes or announcements for the Future Candidate School will be posted on this website.

The Next Wave in the Conservative Movement
The Next Wave in the Conservative Movement

In November 2014, Senator Steve Daines became the third Republican to hold a Senate seat in his state in a century.  Winning by almost 18%, he became Senator from Montana.

Steve is a fifth generation Montanan who started his early political experience as one of the youngest delegates for the 1984 Republican National Convention.  He was the president of College Republicans at Montana State University (MSU).  After graduating from MSU with a B.A. in Chemical Engineering, he went on to work in the private sector for 28 years. 

In 2012, Steve won his election to the House of Representatives as Congressman for Montana, which has one at-large seat – and he quickly got to work.