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Release: March 7, 2003

Women's Center Offers Seminar On Non-Profit Leadership

If you are a new board member of a non-profit organization trying to understand your responsibilities or a board president or executive director trying to design board orientation, then a new Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC) seminar may be right for you.

Titled "Effective Board Leadership: Managing for Non-Profit Excellence," the seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the Lucas-Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. A part of WRAC's ongoing Social Change Training series, the seminar will help build and enhance skills. 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.

"The Social Change Training Program is designed to teach practical skills to use in progressive social change work," says WRAC Director Monique DiCarlo. "We're delighted to encourage participation in the non-profit sector through this training opportunity because we know that non-profit organizations have historically been at the forefront of building inclusive, environmentally conscious and peaceful communities. "

Seminar trainers possess a broad range of skills and experience of remarkable depth and scope. Willard "Sandy" Boyd, president emeritus of both the University of Iowa and the Field Museum in Chicago; Monique DiCarlo, WRAC director 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; Tiffani Shaw, chief financial officer and treasurer of the UI Foundation; and Michael Lensing, community volunteer and business owner, will conduct the workshop sessions.

The $50 seminar fee includes lunch; some scholarships are available. To register for the seminar, request childcare or an accommodation to attend, call WRAC at 319-335-1486.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One,
Suite 351, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Monique DiCarlo, 319-335-1486, Writer: Linda Kroon.