More About NEW Leadership™ Texas
The NEW Leadership™ Texas summer institute is an intensive residential program which educates college women about politics and policy making and inspires them to get involved in the political process. During the six day program students meet with women in a variety of roles in the public sphere, learn about women’s political participation, explore ideas about leadership and politics, and participate in hands-on skills building exercises.
The residential nature of the program creates an intensive learning experience that cannot be replicated with a series of one-day programs. Students, staff and resident faculty (women political leaders who stay for the entire program) live together in dormitory rooms during the NEW Leadership™ Texas program. The residential component encourages a sense of esprit de corps among the participants, establishes mentoring relationships and extends the learning experience beyond the formal program sessions, as conversations continue over meals and throughout the evening.
NEW Leadership™ Texas is based on a six-point curriculum. The curriculum establishes a foundation for the NEW Leadership™ Texas model that can be adapted to accommodate a wide range of political cultures, geographic regions, populations and institutions, while remaining true to the goals and mission of NEW Leadership™ as it was established in 1991.