Workshops featuring world class speakers

Since its inception, IWP has focused on bringing excellent workshops to its members. Check back often for upcoming events!


April 27, 2019 - Relationship Fundraising with Nancy Bocskor, Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University 8:45 am- 4:00 pm, at Skopelos

March 16, 2019 
“What the Other Party Needs to Hear: Negotiation Strategies for Women” — 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Laura Tuck Maasdam, Executive Performance Coach and Negotiation Trainer, Sixth Wing LLC, Washington, DC



PAST Workshops

May 11, 2018 –  “Ethics in Government” — 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Hyatt Airport — Workshop speakers:  Julie Meadows-Keefe (Ethics Officer, City of Tallahassee), The Hon. Josefina Tamayo (former Circuit Judge, District 2), Rosanna M. Catalano (President, Rocket Ship Consultants LLC)

January 19, 2018 –  “NAILED IT! How to Give Your Best Presentation Ever” — 8:30 a.m. to Noon — Pensacola International Airport Conference Facility — Daniel Pennington, Executive Speaking Coach and Trainer (Pensacola)

September 23, 2017 –  “Where the Votes Are (And How to Get Them)–Basic Training for Campaign Teams and Their Candidates” — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Pensacola International Airport Conference Facility — Faculty from The Leadership Institute (Arlington, VA): Dena Espenscheid and Patricia Simpson — Faculty from the Institute for Women in Politics: Diane Mack and Myra Van Hoose

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Inverness – “Politics 101. Plan Now. Win Later.” – Presenters: Former Pensacola City Councilwoman Diane Mack; Campaign Strategist Myra Van Hoose

2013-2016 Workshops

FY 2013-2014

  • Saturday, January 18, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Downtown Pensacola Library – “Campaign Essentials” – Presenters:  Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford (“Florida Election Laws” & “Voter Lists”); former Pensacola City Councilwoman Diane Mack (“Petition Strategies”); ECUA District 1 Board member Vicki Campbell (“Fundraising Experiences”)

  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Hyatt Place Hotel Pensacola Airport – “Winning the Vote,” Campaign Management & Candidate Marketing Workshop – Presenters from the Leadership Institute, Arlington, VA: Robert Arnakis, Barry Aarons, Jim Reavis

FY 2014-2015

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., IHMC Conference Room – “From Booster Club to County Commission: How Successful Candidates Prepare for Politics” – Presenters:  Dr. Sarah Luczyk, University of West Florida; former Pensacola City Councilwoman Diane Mack – Guest Speakers: Pam Childers, Escambia County Clerk of the Court; Carol Boston, Santa Rosa County School Board

  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Studer Group Meeting Facility – “Be Heard! Overcoming Stage Fright and Making the Microphone Your Best Friend” – Presenters: Rachael Gillette, Studer Communications Group; Mollye Barrows, Studer Community Institute

FY 2015-2016

  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Studer Group Meeting Facility – Fundraising – Presenter: Nancy Bocskor, The Nancy Bocskor Company, Alexandria, VA

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to noon – Pensacola International Airport Conference Room – “Crafting Your Message or Shouting into the Wind” – Presenter: Travis Peterson, Impact Campaigns, Pensacola

Thank you  Wind Creek Hospitality  for your continuous support in funding our workshops.

Thank you Wind Creek Hospitality for your continuous support in funding our workshops.