The Mansfield Center has created the Initiative for Leadership and Public Service. The Initiative will contribute to the development of the next generation of civic leaders by: 1) funding teaching by outstanding public servants in fields such as government, journalism and the environment; 2) developing public programming aimed at fostering dialogue on key public policy issues; and 3) providing support for outstanding students who pursue internships or research topics related to public policy or leadership issues. The program will emphasize the global nature of responsible decision making, the ethical imperatives of leadership, and the skills necessary for careful policy analysis and development.
The myriad societal factors contributing to the current state of our economy demonstrate the importance of fostering civic leadership in both the public and private sectors to bolster the long-term health of our democracy. Our country requires visionary leaders who can drive the policy innovation process, energize organizations, build inclusive coalitions and translate ideas into action. The Initiative will align itself with students and practitioners in a range of fields to contribute to contemporary policy issues in such key areas as the environment, education, Native American issues, health care, and the arts.
Initiative programs have included:
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* Deadline: March 15, 2013 *
Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program
developed and sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center. The workshop is
dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching about Congress.
Congress in the Classroom® is designed for high school or middle school
teachers who teach U.S. history, government, civics, political science, or
social studies. Thirty-five teachers will be selected to take part in the
Applications will be accepted through March 15. We expect to confirm selections
by March 29.
The workshop will feature a variety of sessions related to the U.S. Congress.
Presenters will emphasize ideas and resources that teachers can use almost
immediately in their classrooms--examples include sessions about Internet
sites, online historical resources, simulations, and best classroom practices.
* REGISTRATION *
If you are interested in learning more about the sessions and registering for
the Congress in the Classroom 2013 workshop, you can complete an online
registration form found at:
The Mansfield Center
Level 4, Mansfield Library
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2181 fax
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