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  • 5th Annual Women in Public Service Conference

    The Next Wave: Leadership in the 21st Century

    During this full day of exciting sessions, explore how we support and encourage women in public service. This popular annual conference includes dynamic speakers, discussion panels, and networking opportunities to enhance and further your work and those you mentor 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


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    Keynote Address

    What Do Feminism and Leadership Look Like in the 21st Century?
    Erin Murphy, state representative, Minnesota House of Representatives

    Engaging Sessions

    • Combating Bullying in the Workplace
    • Redefining Race in the 21st Century - Embracing Multicultural Identities
    • Women in Leadership: Managing to Flourish
    • The Importance of Cultural Competence in Public Service
    • "The Heat" - Women Supporting One Another in the Workplace
    • Networking for Job Search and Career Advancement
    • 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 23

    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 Public 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:


    2016 Conference Sponsors

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