CONTACT: MONIQUE DICARLO
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Jan. 31, 2000
Women's Center offers seminar on non-profit leadership
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Are you a new board member trying to understand your
responsibilities? Are you a board president or executive director trying to
design a board member orientation program? Have you been a board member for
a while but need more clarity on how to do your job?
"Effective Board Leadership: Managing for Non-Profit Excellence,"
an upcoming seminar in the Women's Resource & Action Center's ongoing
"Social Change Training" series will help you build and enhance
skills to guide your organization toward the best possible governance.
The seminar will be Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Lucas Dodge
Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. Workshop topics will include financial management
for board members, managing an executive director, fundraising for board members,
building effective boards, and tips for planning and facilitating effective
meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these skills.
"The 'Social Change Training Program' is designed to teach practical
skills to use in progressive social change work," says Women's Center
Director Monique DiCarlo. "This seminar focuses on providing participants
with the knowledge and skills that are needed for leadership positions in
non-profit organizations. We're particularly hoping women and members of other
historically oppressed groups, who are all too often left out of these critical
roles, will attend."
Seminar trainers possess a broad range of skills and experience of remarkable
depth and scope. Workshop presenters are Willard "Sandy" Boyd, UI
professor of law and president emeritus of both the University of Iowa and
the Field Museum in Chicago; Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Resource
& Action Center and an adjunct faculty member in the UI School of Social
Work; Regenia Bailey, executive director of the Iowa Women's Foundation; Karen
Kubby, executive director of the Emma Goldman Clinic; and Jenny Van Der Weide,
a community volunteer and board member and finance director of a local non-profit
social service agency.
Co-sponsors are the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic, Rape Victim Advocacy
Program, Iowa Shares, Emma Goldman Clinic, Iowa City Crisis Center, Iowa Women's
Foundation, Iowa Citizens Action Network Education Foundation, City of Iowa
City, and the Greater Iowa City Housing Fellowship.
The $50 seminar fee includes lunch; some scholarships are available. To
register, request childcare or an accommodation to attend, or for more information,
please call the Women's Resource & Action Center at (319) 335-1486.