Conference Opportunity

Apply to participate in the NEW Leadership Pennsylvania Summer Institute. The institute is an intensive, non-partisan, six-day residential program that will take place June5 - June 10, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the summer institute, students will meet women leaders, learn about women in American politics, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and hands-on projects. After the summer institute, participants are encouraged to continue to develop public leadership skills and will be invited to return to PCWP for special events, workshops, and programs.

The online application can be accessed here:

All applications must be submitted to Dr. Gretchen Sechrist, PCSW chair (, by March 18. If you are accepted to participate, the cost of the conference will be covered by Mansfield University.

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