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    4th Annual Women in Public Service Conference

    Awaken the Force: Unleash Your Full Potential in Public Service

    A full day of exciting sessions will explore how we support and encourage women in public service. This year’s conference will include dynamic speakers, discussion panels, and networking opportunities exploring topics to enhance and further your work in the public sector.

    Registration is full. Due to enthusiastic response to our invitation, the conference registration has reached capacity and is now sold out for this year. If you'd like to receive information about next year's conference and other events sponsored by the Center for Public Administration and Leadership, please let us know.

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    keynote speaker

    Lori Sturdevant, editorial and columnist, Star Tribune

    Lessons from the Second Wave: What Today's Women's Movement Can Learn from the 1970s


    Morning Sessions:

    • Diversity - Building Your Cultural Competence 
    • Twitter and Facebook: Staying Sane with Social Media  
    • Public Service Career Building

    Lunch and Awards: 

    Inspirational Stories from Amazing Women

    • Toni Carter, Commissioner, Ramsey County 
    • Amy Klobuchar (via video), Minnesota Senator, U.S. Senate
    • Sharon Lubinksi, Marshal, U.S. Marshals Service
    • Tina Smith, lieutenant governor, State of Minnesota
    • Sandy Vargas, President and CEO, Minneapolis Foundation

    Afternoon Sessions:

    • Navigating Cultural/Worldview Conflicts: Responding to Bias, Stereotyping and Prejudice 
    • Mindful Leadership 
    • Navigating Your Career 

    For full detail on this year's conference, see the WIPS 2015 Agenda.

    Event Details

    Date: Friday, November 13, 2015

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: Hamline University, Saint Paul campus
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    Cost: $80 general admission, $30 student admission


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