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Offer: Call for applications for first Women in Public Service Project Institute

Wellesley College in Massachusetts will host the first Women in Public Service Project Institute for two weeks, June 11-22. The pilot institute will bring together 50 emerging women leaders from across the globe between the ages of 25-45 who are already serving in different fields of public service and/or political or elected office.

The inaugural Women in Public Service Summer Institute will take place at Wellesley College, June 11 – 22, 2012. An integral part of the Women in Public Service Project, the institute is a first-of-its-kind, two-week program that will train the next generation of women leaders.

The institute will convene 50 promising women leaders from around the world, including areas undergoing political transformations and social change, such as Arab countries in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Many of the institute participants were involved in the groundbreaking events of the Arab Spring. Participants will benefit from:

intensive training and classroom learning through a targeted, innovative curriculum;
networking and mentoring with peers and established leaders;
a forum for shared learning and dialogue on leadership;
a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and resources; and
an online global support network of peers and mentors

The institute hopes to provide a forum for shared learning and dialogue; exchange of experiences and expertise; peer-to-peer mentoring and networking; and build an important platform for cross-fertilization of knowledge and innovative leadership skills.

Since the institute will be launched a year from the defining events of the Arab Spring, it will acknowledge the uniqueness of this historical moment by including a particularly strong cohort from the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA) as well as from other countries undergoing political and social transformations.

The Women in Public Service Project will cover the travel and accommodation costs of all selected participants. English will be the medium of instruction and English proficiency is required of all applicants.

To be considered for selection to the institute, please download, complete, and submit the following application materials by February 15, 2012

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