Increasing Impact: Engage Girls in STEM by Building Capacity

Public event
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Seattle University
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Phone: 4259774749
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The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project invites program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, K-12 teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education to join us for a professional development forum at Seattle University on May 13, 2013. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet new colleagues and identify collaboration opportunities. The event will begin with plenary speakers, an undergraduate panel, and networking activities. In the afternoon, attendees will choose between two workshop sessions. Lunch and parking will be provided.

There will be many opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing. Bring business cards or other print materials for networking.

Event Agenda

10:00-10:45 Welcome and Keynote

10:45-11:20 Speed Networking

11:20-12:00 Lunch

12:00-02:45 Professional Development Sessions

02:45-03:00 Closing


Professional Development Session Descriptions:

Title: Teach your staff and volunteers to facilitate science inquiry

Presenters: Stephanie Lingwood, NSF Project Lead, Girl Scouts of Western Washington; Dr. Jen Sorensen, Director of General Science and Faculty in Chemistry, Seattle University

Are you interested in integrating meaningful science inquiry into your youth program?  Using tools and best practices developed by the Inquiry in the Community project, we’ll have some hands-on fun as we identify what specific behaviors your volunteers and staff need to foster inquiry.  Then, you’ll examine how you can introduce and reinforce these behaviors at all steps of your volunteer/staff management system, from recruiting to recognition.


Title: Who wants to give you money -- and why?

Presenter: Susan Howlett, Author, Speaker and Consultant to Nonprofits, Susan Howlett Consulting 

Discover 20 sources of sustainable funding you may not have approached before, and learn how easy it is to keep them supporting you year after year. You’ll leave with clearly identified prospects, and the specific things they want, all of which are blessedly simple to deliver.  This interactive session promises illuminating stories, hands-on examples, immediate application to your own organization, and chocolate. 

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