• WIPS 2016 The Next Wave: Leadership in the 21st Century


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

    Keynote Response Panel
    WIPS 2016 Award Recipients
    What does the face of leadership in the 21st century look like? Join the WIPS 2016 award winners to continue the conversation. Hear their ideas and learn more about their leadership journeys.

    Combating Bullying in the Workplace
    Kathy Fodness, business agent, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
    Alice Percy, senior investigator, Department of Human Services/MAPE
    Julie Sullivan, SharePoint site collection administrator, Minnesota IT Services

    Maybe you’ve been bullied in the past. Perhaps you’ve seen a colleague engage in unhealthy behavior. Chances are you’re aware of some kind of disrespectful or unprofessional behavior in your workplace. This no longer has to be the norm for professionals in state service. In 2015, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Management and Budget enacted the nation’s first statewide policy for healthy and respectful workplaces. Now that all state employees are protected by this Respectful Workplace Policy, it’s time to educate all state employees at every level on the policy. This session will focus on the history behind the pivotal policy, what is included in the policy, behavior identifiers, filing complaints, and how MAPE intends to track policy usage moving forward.

    Redefining Race in the 21st Century – Embracing Multicultural Identities
    Malissa Adams, COO, Stanton Adams Consulting LLC

    Cultural competence is defined as a set of behaviors and attitudes that enables you to work effectively in multicultural situations. Cultural competency is achieved by developing skills and practices important in cross-cultural interactions and using knowledge about individuals and groups to develop inclusive practices and policies. Participants will learn how to establish positive relationships, engage clients, and improve the quality of services they provide in a multicultural marketplace.

    Women in Leadership: Managing to Flourish, Part I
    Peggy Andrews, senior lecturer in management, MBA program director, Hamline School of Business

    The Importance of Cultural Competence in Public Service
    Lauren Hunter, diversity recruiter, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    Y. Elaine Rasmussen, CEO, Social Impact Strategies Group
    Malissa Adams, COO, Stanton Adams Consulting LLC

    This panel will field questions on diversity issues within the workplace, how the idea of cultural competence has expanded (or not) in the workplace, and ideas to move forward for women in public service.


    "The Heat" - Women Supporting One Another in Workplace Settings
    Sarah Hinde, director of external relations, Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
    Anne Marcotte, Aitkin county commissioner
    Erika Rivers, director, Parks and Trails, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

    In workplace settings, women have the capability of either helping or harming one another. In the spirit of the movie “The Heat”—in which two female law enforcement officers begin at odds but in the end save one another—this workshop will host a discussion on how women can work together to succeed.

    Networking for Job Search and Career Advancement
    Nathan Perez, career and job-search coach, 20 Minute Communications

    Networking for a Job? Learn how to advance your career through family, friends, colleagues and complete strangers from a hiring standpoint.

    Working Outside the "Pink Collar" 
    Stefanie Horvath, CIO, Minnesota National Guard
    Lizabeth M. Lehrkamp, special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Stephanie Revering, chief of police, city of Crystal

    This session includes a panel of women from nontraditional female career fields. We will discuss their stories and the challenges of working in a nontraditional, male-dominated work place.

    Tokenism: When Do Labels Matter and When Do They Not?
    Dr. MayKao Y. Hang, president and CEO, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    Sharon Lubinski, United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota

    We often highlight when someone in a leadership position is female, African American, openly LGBTQ, Hispanic, etc. Are these labels important? Do they help break down barriers or just further stereotypes? This panel will discuss the issues of tokenism and leadership.

    Women in Leadership: Managing to Flourish, Part II
    Peggy Andrews, senior lecturer in management, MBA program director, Hamline School of Business

    Charting the Next Phase of Your Public Service Career
    Meredith Fox, CEO, Portage Partners Consulting

    Many of us choose a career in public service because we are drawn to serving the common good and want our occupations to also be our vocations. But commonly that mission-driven part of ourselves gets lost in the daily grind and we are left feeling depleted and discouraged. Tap back into your bigger life’s purpose and map your next professional steps in this interactive workshop. This session will provide concrete and practical tools to help you discover what you really want professionally, feel less overwhelmed or stuck in your current role and be clear about possible next steps in your public service career.