About New Leadership Program
What is the purpose of the NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin Summer Institute?
The NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin is an award-winning, nationally recognized, bi-partisan program for emerging women interested in public office and/or leadership roles. It is an intensive three ½ day residential summer institute on the campus of Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, where students will meet women in a variety of roles including public office, senior leaders in business, experts in leadership, and explore ideas about advocacy, diversity, networking, public speaking, self-branding and participate in hands-on skills building exercises. The NEW Leadership™ is scheduled for June 25-June 28, 2013. Mount Mary College is the only post-secondary educational institution hosting this program in Wisconsin.
This program provides the opportunity to meet incredible women from around the state who will mentor, coach, and teach you important skills for the future. The residential nature of the program creates an intensive learning experience that cannot be replicated with a series of one-day programs. Students and resident faculty live together in dormitory rooms during the NEW Leadership™ program. The residential component encourages friendship and commodore among the participants, building mentoring relationships and extends the learning experience beyond the formal program sessions, as conversations continue over meals and throughout the evening.
It is a once in a lifetime chance to meet other college women from across the state, make new friends, learn new skills, and become a future leader for your community.
Since 1991, the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has offered the NEW Leadership™ program as a strategy for getting young women into the political pipeline for public leadership. NEW Leadership Wisconsin has adapted this program for emerging women leaders. Click here to find out more information about the program, originally started at Rutgers University
How Many students will be selected to participate in the Institute?
Approximately 20-25 students.
Am I Eligible?
We are committed to including women from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds in each NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin program. Any Wisconsin college student enrolled in a Wisconsin college or university is eligible to apply; Wisconsin residents attending school outside of the state; and students who graduated at the end of the 2012 fall semester or in spring 2013 are all eligible. We encourage all students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds to apply because we believe that everyone who attends benefits in some way. Diversity of views and positions on interests is considered a strength of the program.
What does the program cost?
NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin is supported by grants from corporate sponsors and individuals that cover some costs for this program. Each participating college and university is asked to pay a $500 program fee per student. Students are required to provide contact information for a faculty or staff member at their school who agrees to assist them in obtaining funding for the NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin program fee, should they be selected for the program. There is no cost to the student, as all program expenses, including meals, residency, workshops and materials are covered by NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin. Students will be responsible for their travel to/from Mount Mary College at the start and conclusion of the program. Students may want to bring a small amount of spending money for personal expenses, but is not necessary.
When is the application deadline?
The 2013 program will be held June 25-28 at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. The deadline for applications to the program is May 15, 2013. Selected students will be notified by May 24, 2013.
Are special accommodations available for the disabled?
Yes. Mount Mary ensures full access to programs and services during the program. If you need a disability accommodation, please email Natalie Strade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I have roommates?
Participants will be staying with one assigned roommate in the Mount Mary College dorms on campus. Rooms are equipped with two beds and a private bathroom.
Do you cater to dietary restrictions?
Meals will be provided by the NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin program.
Should you need any special arrangements, please email Natalie Strade at email@example.com.
Can family and friends visit me during the program?
No. The daily curriculum is packed with activities, workshops and seminars that will keep you busy throughout the 3 ½ days.
NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in the residence halls during the entire program June 25-28, 2013. In completing this application, you acknowledge that you are aware of these requirements and agree, if accepted, to make every effort to meet this commitment.
What do I need to bring?
Upon acceptance into the program, we will email you a list of things to bring, including proper attire and personal belongings (hygiene items, bedding, etc.). If you have a laptop or iPad, we will ask you bring it along, but not a mandatory item, as we will allow you to use the college laptops if needed.
What if I have additional questions?
If you are still not convinced NEW Leadership™ Wisconsin is for you, or if you have additional questions about the program or the application process, please contact Natalie Strade, NEW Leadership™ Program Director at (414) 443-3606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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