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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.


    Co-Leading with Community
    Are you looking for innovative community-led solutions for real impact? This session takes a deep dive into comprehensive strategies for authentic community engagement using a theory to practice approach. Community-led leadership is one of the most effective ways to bring about sustainable change. Coleading with the community provides an up close view of challenges related to systematic barriers, equity, and inclusion. Gain the skills needed to identify opportunities for transformation, facilitated by community vision, alignment, and voices. Implementing community leadership practices has the promise of being the change for which we are all waiting.

    When: Friday, May 14, 2021, 9–11 a.m.
    Where: Link will be sent prior to the event
    Cost: $25



    Presenter: Maisha Giles
    Maisha has spent ten years leading in the state and nonprofit sectors. She currently serves as the vice president of integrated care at Better Futures Minnesota. Most recently, she was the behavioral health director at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Maisha has a masters in community psychology from Metropolitan State University and a graduate certificate in marriage and family therapy and addiction studies. Maisha is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed independent clinical social worker, and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Maisha is a 2019 Bush Fellow and is currently earning her PhD in Management and Public Service at Hamline University.

    Failing Fearlessly for Success
    Failing Fearlessly focuses on using failure to lead, grow, and innovate. We all have been in workshops on how to succeed; this workshop focuses on using failures as stepping stones for success. Did you know that one of the easiest ways to succeed is to learn how to take risks, fail, and learn from those mistakes? After all, we wouldn’t have penicillin or the Post-it Note without failures!

    You’ll learn:

    • Why failure is good
    • Society’s influence on a failure mindset
    • How to take risks and take partners
    • How to communicate your failures
    • How to become resilient when failing

    Redefine your idea of success and failure to achieve more in your life.

    When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9–11 a.m.
    Where: Link will be sent prior to the event
    Cost: $25



    Presenter: Trish Perry, PCC
    Trish is a certified master results coach, trainer and speaker. She is the founder of Harmonize Coaching, LLC. Trish uses the Power Path Process™ to help clients uncover their true power, resulting in goals achieved and increased engagement, productivity, self-confidence, and joy. Trish has 20+ years of mentoring and coaching experience in both corporate and nonprofit settings. She understands and is dedicated to delivering outstanding results on a consistent basis. In addition to other organizations, Trish was a successful executive at Target Corporation for 19 years. She works with all levels of employees from CEOs to administrative assistants.