LEADS

GFWC-LEADS is a Leadership, Education and Development Seminar that is conducted yearly at the Annual National Convention

Criteria for LEADS Participation
It is highly recommended that each State Federation LEADS candidate meet the following criteria:
• Demonstrates leadership capabilities at the club level as an active club president, club officer, or club project or committee chairman 
• Exhibits a commitment to the Federation 
• Exhibits an understanding of the GFWC mission of community service, illustrated by programs and projects in which she is or has been involved 
• Demonstrates leadership skills, including, but not limited to, organization, responsibility, trustworthiness, enthusiasm, and flexibility 
• Exhibits an interest in and willingness to pursue higher leadership positions in GFWC 
• Agrees to share information gained from participation in LEADS with others in the state federation 
• Understands and accepts potential expenses involved in participation 
• Has not held elected positions at or beyond the state level (this criterion is recommended in order to encourage potential leaders at the club level to apply)
• Has not attended a previous LEADS program. Members are eligible to attend only once
E
xpenses
GFWC will cover a portion of the attendees’ expenses, including: 
• Stipend of $250
• One-half of room charge for two nights at official Convention hotel 
• Breakfast and lunch during the LEADS program 
• $10 Gift Certificate (on purchase of $15 or more) for the GFWC Annual Convention Marketplace
State federations may consider underwriting a portion of attendee’s expenses. LEADS attendees are expected to be responsible for a portion of their expenses as an affirmation of their personal commitment.
LEADS participants are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements.
LEADS Participant Submission Form
GFWC-TEXAS LEADS Application