Lugar Series offers leadership training to Republican women

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Class – the 29th since the program’s inception. 

Inspired by the leadership of former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, The Lugar Series has sought to provide a first-class leadership training experience that encourages, mentors and prepares Republican women from across Indiana to seek new levels of personal achievement and public involvement.

“The opportunities for women to serve in public service are limitless, and we need to continue training and supporting Hoosier women committed to participating at every level,” says Lugar Series Executive Director Anne Hathaway. “This program has produced quality leaders in elected and appointed offices as well as campaign volunteers and community activists for 28 years, and we hope to recruit Indiana’s best and brightest again this year.”

The program gives participants unique access to public officials and an effective and diverse statewide political network. Once accepted into the program, the women meet monthly from October to May with community leaders to talk through public policy issues and the process of implementation.

One of the highlights of the program is the annual four-day trip to Washington, D.C. every spring where the class members have the opportunity to meet with national leaders, network with other excellence programs around the country, and gather a better understanding

of public policy on a national level.
Lugar Series applicants should have demonstrated leadership skills in their fields of work or community service and will be evaluated on the basis of written and oral presentations. Applications are due Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and are available by visiting or by calling 1-317-536-6900.

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series was founded in 1990 as a women’s leadership development program designed to increase the number of Republican women in local, state and national elective and appointive offices. Inspired by former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar, the program has trained 509 Hoosier women in 28 classes to enter public service. The Lugar Series led to the creation of a national series of programs which have trained more than 2,000 women from across the nation.

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is a not-for profit organization funded and operated by the voluntary contributions of individuals and organizations.