Raleigh, NC, March 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) (http://www.nccwps.org), a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide, has announced that its intensive, nonpartisan training program, the Women in Office Institute, will be held Thursday, June 28 through Sunday, July 1 and Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28 at William Peace University, located at 15 E. Peace St. in Raleigh.
An intensive seven-day residential program, the Women in Office Institute is an introduction to what is involved in public service work, including appointed and elected office. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of the skills needed to seek elected or appointed office. Those accepted into the program must commit to attending all components of the Institute. Ideal candidates are those who are knowledgeable about specific issues that affect their community, want to learn how to shape that knowledge into action, perceive themselves as leaders (as do others), and have a deep interest in public service in North Carolina. Interested applicants must apply by Monday, April 2 for the 2012 Women in Office Institute. To apply, visit http://www.nccwps.org/NCCWPS/Content/Page/APPLY-TO-INSTITUTE.html.
“We are looking forward to conducting the 2012 Women In Office Institute for women who want to pursue public office,” said Annette Taylor, executive director of NCCWPS. “The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service believes that in North Carolina today, women have more opportunity than ever before to become influential leaders and make a real change through public service.”
- For more information about the Women in Office Institute, visit http://www.nccwps.org/NCCWPS/Content/Page/WOMEN-IN-OFFICE-INSTITUTE.html.
About The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS):
The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) is a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide. As a provider of comprehensive political leadership training programs, NCCWPS teaches women how to enter the political pipeline, building their confidence and developing the practical skills to run successful campaigns and serve as powerful and effective leaders. Its Women on Board Workshops prepare women to serve on appointed boards and commissions. Its Women in Office Institute is an intensive seven-day residential program that introduces women to public service work, including appointed and elected office, the rigors of campaigning, the skills needed for successful fundraising, and the effect that campaigning or service in office may have on families and professional lives. Through building the involvement of women at all levels of governance in North Carolina, the NCCWPS helps women channel their passion, find their voice, expand their support network and ultimately get elected or appointed to a position where they can be an influential leader and make a real change through public service. For more information, call (919) 832-9996 or visit http://www.nccwps.org.
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