• 5th Annual Women in Public Service Conference

    The Next Wave: Leadership in the 21st Century

    A full day of exciting sessions will explore how we support and encourage women in public service, this annual conference includes dynamic speakers, discussion panels, and networking opportunities to enhance and further your work in the public sector.

    Event Details

    Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Hamline University, Saint Paul campus
    Cost: $100 general, $30 student (lunch and reception included)

    Registration opens September 15. To receive more information about registration as well as information about other events sponsored by the Center for Public Administration and Leadership, please submit the form below.

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    Keynote Address

    What Does Feminism and Leadership Look Like in the 21st Century?
    Rena Moran, state representative, Minnesota House of Representatives

    Engaging Sessions

    • Combating Bullying in the Workplace
    • Redefining Race in the 21st Century: Embracing Multi-Cultural Identities
    • Leading Courageously through Effective Communication
    • The Importance of Cultural Competence within Public Service
    • The Heat: How Women Can Help One Another Succeed
    • Mentoring, Networking, Coaching: 20 Minute Networking
    • Working Outside the “Pink Collar”
    • Tokenism: When do labels matter and when do they not?
    • Charting the Next Phase of Your Career: Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future

    Award Nominations Due September 15

    Know an outstanding woman in public service? Nominate her today!

    The Center for Public Administration and Leadership will present the following annual awards on Friday, November 18, 2016:

    Women in Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award: recognizes a woman who has made a lifetime commitment to serving the public good.


    Women in Pubic Service Rising Star Award: recognizes a woman with 10 years or less of public service who is already making her mark in public service.


    Speakers and Presenters

    This year we are proud to announce the following line up of speakers and presenters who will share with us their insights and expertise on the issues facing women leading in public service in the 21st century:

    • Malissa Adams
      chief operations officer, Stanton Adams Leadership Institute
    • Hanna Cooper
      certified professional coach, Hanna Cooper Coaching
    • Kathy Fodness
      business agent, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
    • MayKao Y. Hang
      president and CEO, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    • Sharon Lubinski
      United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota
    • Rena Moran
      state representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
    • Alice Percy
      Department of Human Services/MAPE
    • Nathan Perez
      career consultant, 20-Minute Communications
    • Erika Rivers
      director, Parks and Trails, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    • Cecilia Stanton-Adams
      director of diversity, Buffalo Wild Wings
      CEO, Stanton Adams Leadership Institute
    • Julie Sullivan
      Department of Human Services/MAPE
    • Anika Ward
      statewide executive recruiter, Minnesota Management and Budget