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Information from the N.C. Center for Women in Public Service:

2012 Women in Office Institute:
June 28 – July 1

July 25 – July 28

Today in North Carolina, women have more opportunity than ever before to become influential leaders and make a real change through public service. NCCWPS is devoted to educating and encouraging women who are ripe for public service leadership – women like you! Our intensive, nonpartisan training program, the Women in Office Institute prepares women to seek and serve in elected office.

The Women in Office Institute is an intensive seven-day residential program. It is an introduction to what’s involved in public service work, including appointed and elected office. You will walk away with a clear understanding of the skills needed to seek elected or appointed office. If you are accepted into the program, you must commit to attending all components of the Institute.

Why come to the Institute?: See testimonials from Institute alumnae, pubic officials and NCCWPS board members.  Watch the Institute video!

You are an ideal candidate for the Women in Office Institute if:

  • You are knowledgeable about specific issues that affect your community and want to learn how to shape that knowledge into action.
  • You perceive yourself as a leader, as do others.
  • You have a deep interest in public service in North Carolina and are exploring ways to turn that interest into action. However, you are unclear about the rigors of campaigning, the skills needed for successful fundraising, or the effect that campaigning or service in office may have on your family and professional lives. This program will teach you the ins and outs of what’s involved!

Apply by April 2,  for the 2012 Women in Office Institute

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Dates and location:
This seven-day program is held Thursday June 28 through Sunday July 1 and Thursday July 25 through Saturday July 28 at William Peace University in Raleigh. Participants reside on campus during both sessions.

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