Forge Leadership Summit

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The 2021 Forge Leadership Summit will be held in Columbus, OH from July 26 – July 30, 2021.

The Forge Leadership Summit is a five-day intensive filled with dynamic trainings, professional development, and renowned speakers. Accepted students represent talented conservative students and young professionals, ages 18-25, from across America wanting to engage in politics, culture, and business.

The program extends past the Forge Leadership Summit, and stand out students are accepted into our Mentorship Academy, which includes pairing with a one-on-one mentor and further professional development trips to Washington D.C., Israel, and long term job placement and networking. It is a one-of-a kind program, but the first step is to apply for the Forge Leadership Summit!

Tuition cost increases on July 1st (see “Payment and Registration” section below for more info)! Submit your application by June 30th, 2021 to receive $599 tuition.

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    Summit Features

    Signature Media Training

    Signature media training interactive workshops provide you with the knowledge and practical experience to develop, focus, and present your message while effectively responding to questions in a challenging environment.

    Team Building

    Dynamic and interactive team building activities like “Speed Networking” and “Campaign-In-A-Day” will help you develop relationships with your team members as well as cultivate your networking abilities and political skills.

    Legislative Simulation

    State legislators and experienced educators lead you through a two-day legislative simulation at the statehouse, where you will be mentored through the hands-on process of developing, debating, and passing a bill.

    Professional Mentoring

    Experienced legislators, policy experts, and cultural leaders share their insights on Limited Government, Economics, Ethics of Life, and Religious Liberties to challenge and motivate you to translate your beliefs into action.

    Sharing from their vast experience, successful leaders in the marketplace provide advice and wisdom to assist you in pursuing your future plans.

    2021 Forge Leadership Summit FAQs

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      Application Process

      The 2021 Forge Leadership Summit will be held in Columbus, OH from July 26 – July 30, 2021. In order to attend the 2021 Summit, you must:

      1. Be 18 to 25 years of age.
      2. Complete a Student Application and submit it along with the required Letter of Recommendation document by the deadline (see Cost of Summit below).
      3. Be accepted by Forge Leadership Network to attend the 2021 Summit.
      4. Once accepted, pay your $50 (non-refundable) deposit to reserve your spot in the Summit (A limited number of young leaders will be chosen for the Summit).
      5. Pay the rest of your Summit tuition. This is when you pay for your attendance to the Summit. Your $50 deposit is credited toward this payment. *Need-based scholarships are available on request*

      Payment and Registration

      Once you submit your application to Forge Leadership Network and are accepted to the 2021 Forge Leadership Summit, you will need to submit a $50 deposit to reserve your spot. You can then pay for the Summit in full by the deadline as established below.

      Cost of Summit Tuition:*

      • 2020 Special Rate: $199 – Deadline: December 31, 2020
      • Early Bird Rate: $399 – Deadline: March 1, 2021
      • Regular Rate: $499 – Deadline: May 1, 2021
      • Late Registration: $599 – Deadline: July 1, 2021

      Need-based financial scholarships are available upon inquiry – email [email protected]

      *Tuition includes hotel accommodations, meals (beginning with dinner the first evening through lunch on the final day), transportation to and from conference center to the statehouse, materials, as well as cost for any activities.