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Documents concerning leadership services committee, reports, scholarships and training. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Leadership Services Department is responsible for developing training plans for volunteer and professional leadership, supporting local associations in carrying out YWCA emphases, developing and administering a national training program and developing materials that support the training needs. The department charter establishes its objectives relationship to the national board. Leadership services reports summarize their activity for the reporting period including project updates, the status of the development of written materials and staff accomplishments. As part of developing leadership the department offers scholarships to leaders seeking a graduate education in a field related to their YWCA work. The details of the scholarship program and how to apply are laid out in information packets. Lists of previous recipients track where they go to school, their former job and job post study. Training seminars and training are summarized in reports and outlines of seminar programs.
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Leadership services, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.