Thursday, January 10, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live! Tired of Penna. Politics? Get Ready to Run! 1-7-13

Positively Pittsburgh Live!
Tired of Penna. Politics?Get Ready to Run!

Okay, so have you said to yourself, "I could do a better job in city council or the legislature?" Is it just rhetoric or have you really thought about it? Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics is hoping to identify and recruit women in the community (perhaps yourself!) to consider participating in public leadership.Executive Director Dana M. Brown is on the show tonight to explain what you can learn about volunteering, running a campaign,
or running for office.

Dana M. Brown
Dana M. Brown began her tenure as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and assistant professor of political science at Chatham University in July of 2010. Ms. Brown is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in American Politics and Women and Politics at Rutgers University and recently completed a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Allegheny College.

Ms. Brown has had the honor of being an Eagleton Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and PLEN Coordinator for Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. Ms. Brown has also been Research Assistant at the National Asian American Survey (NAAS) and a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University. She has completed additional graduate work in political and social research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has presented research on women in politics, political psychology, political media, and political participation by women of color. Before entering graduate school Ms. Brown worked in Washington, D.C., as a development assistant for EMILY’s List and for the mutual fund trade association, the Investment Company Institute. She earned her MA in political science from Rutgers University and BA in political science from Allegheny College. She currently sits on the Advisory Board to the YWCA's Center for Race and Gender Equity as well as the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee for the US Global Leadership Coalition.

Running for office is not intuitive, so the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics is offering Ready to Run™, a one day, bipartisan campaign training for women. This is the only one day program that utilizes both national and local experts to build skill set. 

Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 5:45pm
Location: Chatham University, Shadyside Campus, Pittsburgh, PA

Reserve your spot today -  registration ends on Thursday, January 10th!  

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political women, and officeholders.

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania is part of the Ready to Run™ National Training Network of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University (NJ). 

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is a non–partisan center devoted to fostering women’s public leadership through education, empowerment, and action.

The first to focus on women’s political involvement in Pennsylvania, the Center integrates disciplinary knowledge, civic education, and coalition building while examining the intersection of women and public policy. The Center conducts candidate and advocacy trainings, offers educational programs in applied politics, and provides timely analysis on women’s issues. The Center is also home to the University’s membership in Project Pericles – a select group of liberal arts colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to promoting participatory citizenship and social responsibility.

The Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, was established in 1998 through the generosity of the Hillman Foundation, Inc. and the Maurice Falk Medical Foundation. It was then reconceived and endowed in 2003, by the Hillman Foundation.

Learn about developing a campaign plan from Jann Chirdon, a political consultant for more than 25 years. She is board Vice President of  Pennsylvania Women's Campaign Fund, past president of the Pennsylvania Women's Political Caucus, serving for two years as national vice president of training and education. Jann trains for the PWCF and NWPC.  As a graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, Jann returned on three occasions as a presenter. Jann has worked on more than 55 state, local and national campaigns. 

Program Agenda

Saturday, January 12, 2013
8:00am                       Registration Opens

8:45-9:45am              Welcome and Opening Keynote
Dana Brown, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP)

Pam Snyder, State Representative (D-50)

9:45-10:00am                        Break

10:00-Noon               Navigating Pennsylvania’s Political Parties
Megan Carpenter, Republican Committee of Beaver County
Nancy Patton Mills, Democratic Committee of Allegheny County
Erin Molchany, State Representative (D-22)
Kim Ward, State Senator (R-39) INVITED

Dana Brown, Exec. Dir. of PCWP

Noon-2:00pm            Luncheon Plenary: Conquering the Camera -- An Interactive Media Training
                                    Chris Jahnke, Founder of Positive Communications

2:00-2:15pm              Break

2:15-3:30pm              Option 1: Developing a Campaign Plan
Jann Chirdon, Political Strategist

Option 2: The Special Challenge of Running for Judicial Office
                                    Judge Kim Clark, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
Judge Jacqueline Shogan, Pennsylvania Superior Court
Judge Christine Ward, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County

3:30-3:45pm              Break

3:45-5:45pm              Fundraising for Success
Nancy Bocskor, President, The Nancy Bocskor Company

5:45pm                       Closing Remarks
                                    Dana Brown, Exec. Dir. of PCWP

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.

Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.

No comments: