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Release: Sept. 14, 2000
Nonprofit organization management workshop Sept. 30
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center
will sponsor a workshop entitled, "Tools and Techniques of Super Planning
and Management for Nonprofit Organizations" Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Building.
The workshop will focus on entrepreneurial management and planning practices
to use in nonprofit organizations. It will also let participants begin to
create solid business plans for the challenges of the new millennium.
Workshop facilitator Robert F. Knotek has been a successful corporate manager,
entrepreneur and university educator. He has also been very involved in volunteer,
nonprofit, non-governmental and cooperative associations, which include the
American Red Cross, American Mensa, the Eden Prairie (Minn.) strategic school
The cost of the workshop is $99. To register, call (319) 335-3742.
Women's Center offers workshop on public speaking for activists
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center will present Speak
Up! Speak Out!, a workshop for activists, Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the Lucas-Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The workshop will focus on public speaking skills -- techniques and strategies
for organizing one's thoughts, analysis of public communication contexts,
and basic public speaking techniques. Participants will have the opportunity
to practice their skills in the workshop and are invited to come with a topic
"Public communication skills are important for anyone who needs to
share information with others, or who hopes to persuade others about an issue,"
says Women's Center Director Monique DiCarlo. "Many times activists have
paid little attention to the formal consideration of our communication skills,
especially public speaking skills, but in this increasingly information-oriented
age, these skills are becoming more and more critical."
Trainers for the seminar are Laurie Haag and Joan Faber McAlister, graduate
students in the department of communication studies who have taught numerous
communication courses at the University of Iowa and other colleges and universities.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County.
There is a $10 fee for the workshop; some scholarships are available. To
register for the workshop or to request child care or an accommodation, call
the Women's Resource & Action Center at (319) 335-1486.