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LAKELAND, FL – The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Florida Institute for Political Leadership (FIPL), an initiative by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a virtual Campaign School & Community Leadership Training March 29 – 31, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. each day.

This no-cost and nonpartisan 3-day program is open to everyone and recommended for elected officials, current or future candidates, campaign workers, and anyone interested in serving in an appointed position. As we aim to secure Florida’s Future and move Florida’s economy from 17th largest in the word to 10th largest by 2030, it is necessary to ensure candidates running for office understand the issues facing Florida and our economic future. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the campaign training school will be conducted online.

FIPL Campaign School & Leadership Trainings provide a comprehensive briefing on emerging local and state issues, teach attendees local opportunities are available for appointed or elected positions, offer guidance on how to prepare to run for office in the future, and provide training on how to run winning campaigns.

Presenters include state and local political experts, elected officials, university professors, and community leaders.

WHAT:                       FIPL Campaign School & Community Leadership Training

WHERE:                     Register online at www.fipl.org/register

WHEN:                       March 29 – 31, 2022

TIME:                         5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. each day

The Florida Institute for Political Leadership (FIPL), a newly-formed initiative of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, was created to assist leaders who want to improve their local communities by serving in appointed positions or in elected offices. The institute is a non-partisan program designed to recruit, train and guide people by providing leadership and training opportunities to get better candidates across the State of Florida. Organized, funded and managed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the institute partners with local chambers of commerce, and interested organizations, across Florida to host campaign schools and training programs. To date, FIPL has hosted 20 campaign schools and partnered with 111 local Chamber hosts and 26 community partner co-sponsors in 46 different counties. The program has trained 915 participants with 623 graduates, of whom 70% plan to run for office.

For more information and to register, visit www.fipl.org

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