Conservative leadership will restore American education.

Leadership Institute's School Board Activism Training is designed to equip parents, activists, and leaders with tools and tactics to influence their local school board.

Conservative leaders & activists must engage in school boards from coast to coast to ensure schools focus on their educational mission for our children’s future success.

The curriculum features many conservative activists and organizations from across the country on the front lines in their respective communities. 

Each video in the School Board Activism Training is self-contained and pursues a different aspect of school board activism and leadership. Feel free to start anywhere.

This course is available at no cost thanks to the generous and dependable support of Leadership Institute donors.

  • 100% Online

    Learn at your own pace, with lifetime access on mobile and desktop.Ex

  • Expert Faculty

    Learn from former & current school board officials how to do school board activism.

  • Enroll for Free

    Thanks to the generous and dependable support of Leadership Institute donors.

Course curriculum

    1. Building campaign infrastructure for new candidates with Terry Dittrich | WisRED Initiative

    2. Lessons from a winning school board candidate with Heather Sellers | Best Sellers LLC

    3. Solutions that improve student learning with Keith Flaugh | Florida Citizens Alliance

    4. A teacher's reaction to school board activism with Suzi Voyles | Georgia Eagle Forum

    5. Igniting a national parent-led movement with Laura Zorc | Parents Know Best

    1. Parent Empowerment: How to Tackle School Board Meetings

    2. Panel: Impacts of Critical Race Theory on Our Schools and Society

    1. Panel: Parents and students discuss parental engagement | Noah Webster Educational Foundation

    1. Conclusion & Thank You

    2. Course Completion Survey

About this course

  • Free
  • 10 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content
Earn a LI Graduate Certificate by Completing this Course

More than 250,000 Leadership Institute graduates work across the conservative movement in campaigns, journalism, think tanks, on Capitol Hill, and beyond. There's no better way to gain a competitive edge in politics.

But that's not all - by earning a LI graduation certificate, you'll gain:

  • Exclusive access to LI's private Alumni network
  • Priority status in LI's Employment Placement Services
  • Increased knowledge and expertise in political technology

Learn Right: School Board Campaign Training Podcast

Join the Leadership Institute’s Ron Nehring for the Learn Right: School Board Campaign Training Podcast -- a deep dive into political technology for conservatives to use in School Board campaigns.


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

"You owe it to your philosophy to study how to win."
- Morton C. Blackwell

The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process.

  • Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute (LI) teaches conservatives the nuts and bolts of succeeding in the public policy process.
  • LI offers more than 50 types of training schools, workshops, seminars, and a top-notch intern program.
  • The Institute also provides an Employment Placement Service to help place conservatives in public policy positions and in the broadcast media, at no cost to employers or job seekers.