Each of the six interactive workshops is taught as an individual training session that can be attended separately or in conjunction with other workshops. All workshop will be held in the Pioneer Room at the Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Friday, Feb. 13
"Introduction to Iowa Politics and Political Parties"
This workshop examines research related to women’s political status and success in attaining public office in Iowa and throughout United States, provides an overview of Iowa’s elections, and discusses the two major political parties of Iowa and organizations with the mission of helping women get elected to office. Panelists will share their firsthand accounts and advice for those considering political office.
"Political Appointments and Advocacy"
This workshop summarizes the history of Iowa’s gender balance legislation on the state, county and local level; provides data on women’s representation on public boards and commissions: discusses how to position oneself for appointment to a public board or commission in Iowa.; and provides an overview of effective advocacy techniques for promoting an idea or issue across various political and community contexts. Panelists currently working with boards and commissions at various levels throughout the state will discuss their experiences being appointed to, serving on and making appointments to boards, and the rewards and challenges of advocating and strategies for success.
Workshop fee of $20 includes workshop materials, parking pass and light refreshments.
No refunds; substitutions are welcome.
Space is limited; registration is required.