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Ben Woodward is Leadership Institute's Director of Communications Training. In this capacity, Ben leads a division responsible for media, public speaking, debate, and writing training.
Previously, Ben served as Deputy Director of Career Programs at Leadership Institute. He managed career training, and the Employment Placement Service, ConservativeJobs.com. The latter involved working with recruiters and job seekers to identify suitable matches.
Before moving to the United States from England, Ben worked for two different Member's of Parliament. First as a Caseworker to Paul Uppal MP based in his district office and then as a Researcher to Chris White MP in his Parliamentary office in Westminster.
Ben also interned at the Leadership Institute for it's President and Founder, Morton Blackwell.
Ben grew up in Dudley, a small industrial region of England. He earned a Batchelor's Degree in Political Science at the University of Birmingham in 2014, and spent much of his free time working at a local cinema.
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