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Women’s Resource Center to host program encouraging female campus involvement

October 24, 2012

powerEach year, NIU students create flyers, buttons and speeches to petition support as they run for an elected office or position on campus. They pursue efforts to get involved, gain leadership experience and enhance their educational journey at Northern Illinois University.

Join the Women’s Resource Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room as they offer an informative program encouraging and supporting female students in the process of successfully running for an elected position on campus.

Students can learn transferable skills that will have benefits beyond the elected position and the classroom.

During this empowering leadership program, students will:

  • Have an opportunity to meet with speakers during table discussions about specific areas related to leadership skills
  • Learn what it takes to apply and petition as well as the deadlines to be met for inclusion on ballots
  • Learn effective transferable leadership skills that will be beneficial beyond the elected office and the classroom
  • Network with your peers interested in leadership
  • Build collaborative relationships that could lead to long-lasting connections
  • Participate in a 15 minute mock- campaign around the Holmes Student Center to demonstrate what you have learned and receive valuable feedback

Participating speakers and partners include Student Involvement and Leadership Development, Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development, Political Science Department, Student Association and New Hall Council.

The first 50 participants to RSVP will receive a resource binder containing information about leadership skills, opportunities across campus, national resources and more.

For more information about the program or accommodations, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (815) 753-0320.