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Women’s Voices…some would argue that they are seldom heard – especially in the context of community and economic development. For example, Indiana ranks 35th in the United States for representation of women in the state legislature with only one in five (20.7 percent) legislators being women. In Fayette County, women hold one-third of the County …
The Valparaiso Chamber Leadership Academy graduated its 10th class, strengthening its collaboration with Purdue Extension. Sixteen participants completed the program this year, which included 40 hours of class time on topics such as conflict management, interpersonal communication and economic development, as well as tours, networking opportunities and guest speakers. Purdue Extension’s Kris Parker was part …
The kickoff for Leadership Vermillion County was held on Wednesday, September 9 at the Clinton Elanco Laboratories. Participants were treated to breakfast, courtesy of Elanco, and experienced their first session, “Getting to Know My County,” where participants were able to learn more about each other and existing opportunities in the county. After growing up in …
All In wrapped up its community forum in Jasper County on Tuesday, February 24. All In is a three-part program developed by Purdue Extension that is designed to help communities, families and schools address issues related to ostracism and social rejection. The series includes a presentation by Dr. Kip Williams on his research on ostracism, screenings of the …