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What’s New in 2018: Hands-on Workshops

Each year, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) strives to teach our attendees leadership skills through our extensive workshop curricula. This year we are proud to offer an expanded range of hands-on workshops. These longer sessions provide our attendees a space to learn tangible skills and empower themselves through creative, interactive, and altogether unique ways. Our 2017 selections are returning to the conference along with several exciting new opportunities!

Learn more about our hands-on workshop sessions for 2018.

The Revolution Is Happening: Create Zines to Promote Social Change

Back by popular demand, Melissa Gruver from Purdue University will be leading you on a zine-making journey. Zines are self-published, low-cost, small-circulation publications. Self-publishing is a radical way for people to create their own cultures, make their voices heard, and promote change. Learn how womxn throughout history have used zines as an entry point to activism, a way to create a space for resistance, and a tool for social justice. During this hands-on activity we will work together to create a collective zine. Why let the media tell your story when you can do it yourself?

Radically Unfinished

Join Erin Fischer, the founder of the Leadership and Training Studio and self-described leadership nerd, for a REAL conversation about women’s confidence. You will open up a dialogue about the differences among overconfidence, underconfidence, and authentic confidence and unpack the myths about this topic. Then you will talk about how to care less about what everyone else thinks, what cues we are sending through our body language, and how to build your reserve of resiliency. Most importantly, you will create a plan on how to support other brave, bold women. This presentation has been seen by thousands of women on college campuses in the past three and a half years, and it is full of intriguing videos and true stories about the journey to a place of authentic confidence for all of us.

Empowerment Self-Defense

Join Clara Porter — the founder and director of Prevention. Action. Change. — and Lauren Taylor, the founder and director of Defend Yourself, for a powerful and effective approach to preventing, interrupting, responding to, and healing from violence. Empowerment Self-Defense places violence in a social context, shifts blame and responsibility from the victims to the perpetrators, centers embodiment, and offers a comprehensive toolbox of verbal and physical strategies. Physical techniques taught are accessible and do not rely upon physical strength or fitness to be effective. This intensive workshop is highly interactive and engaging, featuring movement, discussion, small-group work, and pairs exercises. It is open to all.

AAUW Start Smart: Get Ready to Ask for What You’re Worth

One year after college graduation women working full time typically are paid just 82 percent of what their male peers are paid. Overcome the gender pay gap and get paid what you’re worth by learning how to negotiate your salary and benefits. The AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop will teach you everything you need to know to approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to negotiate a fair salary and benefits package.

AAUW Work Smart: Don’t Leave Money on the Table (for campus professionals only)

At the current rate of progress the gender pay gap won’t close until 2119! Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid. But by learning to recognize your value and ask for the salary you’re worth, you can start closing that pay gap right now. This AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop, designed for campus professionals, will prepare you to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages for new jobs as well as raises and promotions.

But that’s not all! We’ll have even more hands-on sessions to offer at our 2018 conference. Check back soon for updates.

By:    January 12, 2018