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Next Program Early June 2013
We will be holding the Women's Leadership In Public Service Institute every other year. We aspire to provide a well rounded experience for participants and to create ancillary programs such as: internship networking opportunities and enhanced educational experiences.
2013 applications with deadlines are available.
Exact dates will be posted as soon as possible pending the publication of academic calendars.
Cuscowilla Resort on Lake Oconee
First Round - April 19, 2013
Students are encouraged to apply for the first round.
Final Round: MAY 3, 2013
The first round of applicants will be accepted April 19, 2013 and notified of acceptance by April 22, 2013. A few spots will be held open for a final round of applicants, which are due May 3, 2013, and will be notified of acceptance by May 6, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the first round. Payment due for all applicants May 10, 2013.
Either print and mail the application to the address below OR type directly into the Word document, "Save As" a Word document on your desktop, and then attach to an email to email@example.com.
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Kathleen Woodward, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Women's Leadership in Public Service Institute
Chair, Dept. of Political Science, Crim.Just., Phil. & Rel.
Gainesville State College
P. O. Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503
If you have any trouble downloading application information, contact: Kathleen Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org (678) 717-3670 or Charlene Warwick at email@example.com (678) 717-3552 to have an application emailed directly to you.
What is Women's Leadership in Public Service Institute?
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Women's Leadership in Public Service Institute is a non-partisan summer residential institute that teaches college women about politics and policy making to inspire them to get involved in leadership roles in public service. During the multi-day institute, students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with women who work in a variety of public service roles, including politics and government, non-profits and community organizing, lobbying, and activism. Participants will learn about women’s political participation, discuss their ideas about leadership and politics, and participate in interactive activities to develop their own leadership skills. Women's Leadership in Public Service Institute strives to teach, lead and empower young women to become the next generation of leaders in public service.
Gainesville State College is honored to be selected as a partner in Rutgers University's national NEW Leadership™ network, which cultivates women’s leadership in the public sphere. Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics currently partners with twenty universities and colleges across the country in an effort to inspire and train undergraduate women for leadership in communities and state or national level politics.
More information about NEW Leadership™ can be found at: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/education_training/NEWLeadership/index.php
Why Participate in Women's Leadership in Public Service Institute?
The residential nature of the program and the relaxed environment will allow students to engage with community and political leaders through informal discussion as well as formalized presentations and workshops. Participants will also be able to get to know other students from across the state who share similar interests. The workshop is non-partisan and strives to inspire and educate future women leaders, not promote any particular policies. Examples of activities include:
- A keynote speaker and other presenters
- Panel discussions with experienced community and political leaders
- Workshops focused on developing skill in leadership
- Training on how to begin and run a non-profit organization
- Fun: Swimming, Boating, Walking/Biking the resort grounds, Bonfire
When & Where is Women's Leadership in Public Service Institute?
The 2012 Women's Leadership in Public Service institute will be in session from May 30 - June 3, 2012 at Cuscowilla Resort on Lake Oconee, Georgia. More info about the accommodations can be found at: http://www.cuscowilla.com/. Your tuition will cover accommodation, meals and all program activities.
What is the tuition?
Tuition for this multi-day/night institute, including all meals, snacks, and materials, is $600 per student. Universities and Colleges have been asked to cover part or all of students' tution. Check with your school's Office of Student Life, Academic Affairs, The President, or Department of Political Science or Women's Studies to inquire about payment options. Another potential source of funding is Student Government or Clubs, many of which have also been notified. Payment directly from students is also accepted. If any of the above offices or clubs have questions regarding the program or payment, contact Kathleen Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-717-3670.
Do I receive Course Credit for Attending the Institute?
You will not receive academic credit hours for attending the Institute since students will be participating from many different universities and colleges from across Georgia. You will, however, receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute with acknowledgement that this program is part of the Rutgers University's Center for American Women and Politics' National Development Network for NEW Leadership™.