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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?
    Rena Moran, 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 within Public Service
    • "The Heat": Women Supporting One Another in the Workplace
    • Networking and 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 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:

    • Malissa Adams
      chief operations officer, Stanton Adams Consulting LLC
    • Peggy Andrews
      senior lecturer in management and MBA program director, Hamline School of Business
    • Kay Lillig Cotter
      career management advisor, Hamline School of Business
    • Kathy Fodness
      business agent, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
    • Meredith Fox
      founder and CEO, Portage Partners Consulting
    • MayKao Y. Hang
      president and CEO, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    • Sarah Hinde
      director of external relations, Office of Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
    • Stefanie Horvath
      CIO, Minnesota National Guard
    • Lauren Hunter
      diversity recruiter, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    • Lizabeth M. Lehrkamp
      special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Sharon Lubinski
      United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota
    • Anne Marcotte
      Aitkin county commissioner
    • Rena Moran
      state representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
    • Alice Percy
      senior investigator, Department of Human Services/MAPE
    • Nathan Perez
      career consultant, 20-Minute Communications
    • Stephanie Revering
      chief of police, city of Crystal
    • Erika Rivers
      director, Parks and Trails, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    • Cecilia Stanton-Adams
      director of enterprise talent acquisition and diversity, Buffalo Wild Wings
      CEO, Stanton Adams Consulting LLC
    • Julie Sullivan
      SharePoint site collection administrator, Department of Human Services/MAPE
    • Anika Ward
      statewide executive recruiter, Minnesota Management and Budget

    2016 Conference Sponsors

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