You have to consider going to this year’s Women’s Campaign School. It is looking to be one of the best schools in the 11 years that the Canadian Women Voters Congress has been putting it on (and I’m not just saying that because this year I’m involved!). But seriously, the skills that you will learn at this amazing 3-day school will be invaluable to everyone who is interested in running for office, participating on a campaign or helping an advocacy group. This school will help you understand how politics works and how you can succeed within the political system.
Don’t take my word for it though! In the last election, 20 of the 39 WCS graduates who ran for office were elected. Recently elected women like Sarah Blyth, Jenny McGinn and Constance Barnes talk about what the WCS meant to them: http://www.youtube.com/WomensCampaignSchool.
Here are the details:
On March 27 – 29, the Canadian Women Voters Congress will host the 2009 Women’s Campaign School at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver.
The School is a unique and inspiring 3 day course offering women the tools they need to engage in the political process. Training includes:
The ABCs of Government • Campaign Strategies • Securing the Nomination • Campaign Ethics • Media Relations • Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
Early bird registration for this year’s School runs from Feb 2 – 22, with general registration closing March 13. Please spread the word to the women you know!
Canadian Women Voters Congress http://www.canadianwomenvoterscongress.org