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    Professional Development for Women in Public Service

    Build upon your expertise and develop a compelling vision for yourself and those you serve with ongoing seminars that look more in depth at the issues and opportunities women who serve the common good encounter.


    All seminars run from 9:00-1:00 with registration starting at 8:30 and lunch included

    All cost $60 for general admission and $54 for Learning Partners

    Expanding Your Leadership Story  
    Thursday February 20, 2020  Anderson 112  
    Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.--Lunch Included 

    Research clearly shows that successful leaders have emotional intelligence (EI) as well as technical competence. Developing EI is an ongoing pursuit of a set of traits including self-awareness, empathy, and relationship management. In this session, you will learn how the stories we tell ourselves impact our EI and how being curious about our stories and intentionally expanding them can help us be more successful at creating positive impacts for our organizations, managing conflict, and building satisfying careers. This session will involve a series of brief presentations, each one followed by a reflective practice and then group sharing where participants collaborate to share and support one another in creating larger leadership stories. 

    Facilitators: Peggy Andrews, a seasoned educator, consultant, and coach, and Hailey Joyce, an innovative product and operations leader. Both facilitators are Hamline University faculty members.

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    Inclusive Leadership
    Friday March 20, 2020  Anderson 111
    Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.--Lunch Included  

    Inclusion is about being a valued contributor to your team, organization or community. Inclusive leadership is the practice of intentionally including the contributions of others who may or may not be like you. Inclusive leaders put people first and know their motivations, talents and skills well enough to engage and leverage them for innovation and creativity.

    In this interactive presentation participants will learn what best practice research has to say about   inclusive leadership and the types of behaviors that bring out the best in others. 

    As a result of this presentation, participants will: 
    *   Recognize the benefits and challenges of inclusive leadership 
    *   Learn the characteristics central to inclusive leadership 
    *   Understand the belonging impacts employee engagement 
    *   Identify personal strategies to improve your own ability to practice inclusive leadership 


    Cecilia Stanton, Founder 
    Board Chair 
    “Diversity is everybody’s business.” 
    Throughout her career as a DEI Change Agent she coupled research and experience, to develop innovative approaches to strengthening leadership development and diversity efforts. She is most noted for her ability to foster paradigm shifts, change behavior and empower individuals, teams, and communities. Building the courses, frameworks' and theory of change that we use today. Cecilia currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer of Allianz Life. She is the visionary leader with over 20 years’ of experience as a strategic diversity expert.   

    Malissa Adams  
    Executive Director of The Diversity Institute 
    Malissa’s mission at Stanton Adam’s Consulting is to support individuals and organizations working to achieve equity. Malissa thrives on working with leaders who are willing to experiment with innovative approaches for solving equity and access issues. As a business consultant and cultural competency trainer with over 15 years of experience in diversity & inclusion, and equity & access, Malissa brings a proven track record of success. She received her B.A. in Business and is currently working on a Masters in Nonprofit and Public Administration.   

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    Grit, Growth and Leadership
    Friday April 10, 2020  Anderson 304-305
    Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.--Lunch Included  

    How gritty are you and how does grit affect leadership? This session will help you assess your grittiness within the context of leadership development for women. Topics covered will include leadership challenges, imposter syndrome, growth mindsets, and grit. Leave this session with a self-assessment and inspiration for positive next steps in your leadership journey!  

    Presenter: Kristin Haugen is an attorney at KC Haugen Law and founder of Rock Solid Consultants. Haugen’s clients include entrepreneurs and emerging companies for whom she serves as outside general counsel. In addition to business law and counseling, Haugen frequently advises on trademarks and licensing. Through Rock Solid Consultants, Haugen provides group training and one-on-one coaching on leadership and culture, business development, and practice management. Haugen frequently speaks to organizations about implicit bias, diversity, and inclusion. 

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