Last Offering:

Saturday, November 13, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Next Offering: Fall 2022


Horizon Convention Center, Delaware Hall (map)
401 S High Street, Muncie, IN 47305

Class Schedule

9:00-9:20 Welcome and overview of the day
9:20-10:30 Panel 1: Running for office
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-11:50 Panel 2: Engaging with the local party
Noon-1:30 Lunch / Panel 3: Appointed positions/Issue advocacy
12:15-12:30 GoServe Program Announcement
12:30-1:30 Issue advocacy panel
1:30-2:25 Panel 4: Women in political leadership
2:25-2:35 Break
2:35-3:45 Panel 5: Engaging with campaigns
3:45-4:00 Wrap up

* A continental breakfast and full lunch will be provided to each participant, free of charge, due to our generous sponsors.

* * The Horizon Convention Center recommends masks for all unvaccinated participants and attendees.

It’s been said “Be the change you wish to see in the world” and now more than ever, we need that change. Learn about how you can change where you live by attending Candidates of the Future

Facilitated by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, this workshop is rooted in the belief that everyday citizens can lead. This seven-hour workshop is for anyone, regardless of political experience, who has an interest in running for local office and wants to learn more about the campaign process. 

We invite YOU to be the change you wish to see in the world. 

Ideal For

ANY citizen who has an interest in getting involved in local politics 

Participant Takeaways

  • Decide if running for office is for you
  • Understand how to engage with the local political parties
  • Learn how to advocate for the political issues that matter to you
  • Explore opportunities for serving on local government boards
  • Examine the challenges and opportunities for women in political leadership
  • Discover how to support a campaign, without running for office


Registration for this program is now closed.

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