Ready to Run - North Dakota
11/22/2013 8:00 AM - 11/22/2013 5:30 PM Bismarck State College
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Keynote Heidi Heitkamp (Invited)
9:00am What Women Candidates Need to Know - Deb White
Hear what the public thinks about women in office. Based upon the latest polls and research studies, find out what you need to know about public opinion.
9:45am Are You Ready to Run?
Moderator: Karen Ryberg Panelists: Lorraine Davis, Nicole Poolman, Nancy Guy, Lori Furaus
Hear from women in public office when they knew they were ready to run and what they learned from their experience.
10:45am Launching Your Campaign - Susan Wefald
Gain an overview of the key elements of a campaign, including assessing and establishing oneself as a candidate, developing a campaign plan, structuring a campaign organization, and voter contact
12:00pm Luncheon with Networking Opportunity and Question & Answer time
12:45pm Avenues to Public Office
Moderator: Karen Ryberg Panelists: April Fairfield, Julie Fedorchak, Sarah Vogel
This panel of women will share their journeys to public office. Hear how to position oneself for appointment to a public board or commission, how to become active in a political party, and how to use effective advocacy techniques.
1:45pm Laying the Groundwork for Public Life – Dina Butcher and RaeAnn Kelsch
This session offers real-world examples and advice from women who have been involved in politics in a variety of ways. Speakers discuss how to raise one’s public profile and leverage community leadership for political leadership, the various types of elected office to consider, working on campaigns, and balancing the competing priorities of political and family life.
2:45pm Fundraising Made Simple – Cynthia Kaldor
Whether you’re running for school board or the North Dakota Senate or for the US House of Representatives, you will need money to pay for flyers, signs, and ads. Learn how to secure the funding you need to run for office.
3:45pm Media Training – Dot Frank
This workshop focuses on the importance of planning and executing a media strategy using preparation, discipline and practice. The workshop includes an overview of developing and staying on a message…
4:45pm Closing Keynote State Supreme Court Justice Carol Kapsner