ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on July 12th, 2018

Freedom is a team sport, and politics is a game of addition. To reach our policy goals, we must step outside of our own organizations and build effective coalitions. This is naturally easier for left-leaning groups because when they win, they all get paid--sadly with our money. However, the center-right has no such incentive making it more challenging to build strong and impactful coalitions. We know we are all supposed to love each other and get along, but we just can’t!
 
To overcome this challenge we need to understand why our “team” is so dysfunctional, and how we can stop sabotaging each other. Join Jon Caldara for this 30-minute webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 10 AM (EST) where he’ll break down the problem and present strategies for building winning coalitions
 
Warning – coalition building is a long-term game requiring consistency and patience. If you’re looking for a quick-fix, buy a fashion magazine. 

- Jon

About the presenter:
Jon Caldara is the President of the Independence Institute, Colorado's free-market think tank in Denver, Colorado. Jon hates bullies, and has dedicated his professional life to stopping those who use the coercive power of government to take from others and force their values on those who don't share them. He also hosts radio talk programs, and has a current affairs television program "Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara." Jon started his political career in 1994 when he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation District, one of the largest governments in Colorado, later becoming Chairman of the board. He is a veteran of many political battles, running campaigns against tax and debt increases and for freedom-based reforms: recently, in 2014 he brought forward Proposition 104 which made school district negotiations with unions open to the public. Jon’s greatest pride is being father of three amazing children; daughter Parker, who died of cancer in 2001, daughter Piper who came along to save him in 2002, and wild-man Chance born in 2004 who, either because or despite his Down Syndrome, is the frat brother Jon never had.