Sue Shear 21st Century Leadership Academy – Deadline Extended to 3/25/16

The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life announces the 21st Century Leadership Academy, May 22 – 27, 2016 in St. Louis, MO.
Apply to Represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow. Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Spend a week with outstanding student leaders and savvy women in public life: women judges, women office holders & women public policy experts.
What will you do as a Shear Fellow?
1. Develop leadership skills.
2. Build self confidence.
3. Make friends & contacts for your future.
To apply, fill out the electronic application at: Note that in addition to the electronic application, you will also need to submit the following items to Brenda Bethman at by March 18, 2016 to complete your application:
• A cover letter discussing your career goals and reason for applying to the Academy.
• A short biography written in third person.
For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit With questions, contact Dr. Brenda Bethman (contact information below).

Brenda Bethman, Ph.D.
Director, UMKC Women’s Center
Director & Associate Faculty, Women’s & Gender Studies Program
Affiliated Faculty in German, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures
Co-Director, Gender, Health & Development in Senegal Study Abroad Program
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, School of Graduate Studies
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