Women's Campaign School at Yale Offers Training Program

The Women’s Campaign School at Yale is offering candidates and would-be candidates a one-day training program on public speaking and debate, Saturday, August 19th.

The program’s topics include speaking effectively in public and responding to unexpected questions. The cost of $95 includes training materials and luncheon. Held at Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street, New Haven, the program goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patricia Jackaway, vice president of the communication, consulting and training firm The Prescott Group, and Connecticut State Representative Denise W. Merrill will be on the faculty.

Jackaway’s firm, based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, specializes in executive development, with clients in business, government and the media. Jackaway is a stage director and founder of the Roundabout Theater Touring Group. She has created and produced a dynamic new image for a leading NBC television affiliate and is the director of “Business Networking Made Easy,” a video training tape.

Merrill, co-chair of the Women’s Campaign School since 1999, is serving her fourth term as State Representative, 54th House District of Connecticut. Deputy Majority Leader in the House, she serves on the House Education and Commerce committees and is a member of the CT Economic Conference Board, the CT Student Loan Foundation and the Education committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

For further information about the program, call Nancy Valentine, executive director of WCS, at 203-734-7385. Registration is also available online at www.wcsyale.org.

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