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Events2018-08-15T20:20:08+00:00

Upcoming Events – Across the United States

The League is pleased to share this page as a resource for anyone who seeks training and development opportunities that seek to advance women in local government. If your organization would like to post an event on this page, email the League at INFO@LeagueOfWomenInGovernment.org

ICMA & Cigna Special Women’s Session 

WHEN

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (ET)

LOCATION

Le Meridien Hotel, 601 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Whether you are entering the profession or a seasoned manager, this workshop is for you. Participants will gain new skills and tools to advocate for yourself and each other within the profession and leave with greater insight into overcoming implicit and institutional bias. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present an innovative curriculum grounded in the latest research and offer best practices for navigating the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities. Sharpen your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play to get the money you deserve

Dr. Joyce Bono will present her research, which shows we still have much work to be done in overcoming bias and illustrates how bias creates roadblocks for women moving into leadership positions, ending with an open discussion about real “solutions” – what you can do to enact change today. Martha I. Vinas, Chief Operating Officer, Cigna, North Florida  will discuss the various forms of bias women have overcome in their professional lives and share success stories.

REGISTRATION & COST

The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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WLG North Texas Luncheon

WHEN

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)

LOCATION

Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Enjoy lunch with local government professionals and learn from a panel of public and private sector recruiters. The panel will share their insights on what to consider when applying for a job, how to have a successful interview, thoughts on salary/benefit negotiations and ultimately how to get hired for the right job for you. Panelists include:

  • Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources
  • Kristin Navarro, Search Consultant for HC Legal Search
  • Chuck Rohre, Senior Vice President, Waters & Company Executive Recruitment, a Springstead Company

REGISTRATION & COST

Cost is $30. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

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ICMA Coaching Program: Recognize and Eliminate Bias: Keys to Being a Better Leader and Team Player

Topics:

1. What are the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace?

2. How can bias impact policies and actions and our communities?

3. What are examples of effective steps to make local government fairer for all?

The League is a proud partner of the ICMA Coaching Program.

Audience: leaders at all levels

WHEN 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

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2018 League + ICMA University Symposium Baltimore, MD

Join your colleagues from across the nation for the 3rd Annual ICMA University + League of Women in Government Symposium. This pre-conference event focuses on trending issues that are important to not only local government women, but to everyone who is striving for inclusivity and gender equity in their organizations. This year’s Symposium is going to be FABULOUS!

DATE:

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM (Eastern)

WHERE:

Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the ICMA Annual Conference – Room TBD

REGISTRATION & COST:

Mark your calendars and make your travel plans to arrive in Baltimore early for this not-to-miss event! You won’t want to miss this fantastic presentation! Seats are only $25 and will sell out quickly.

To register for the Symposium you may complete your Symposium ticketing online through the ICMA Annual Conference Registration process. Look for the Symposium under the “ICMA UNIVERSITY WORKSHOPS” section in the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM WHICH MAY BE FOUND HERE.

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All Hands on Deck Networking Mixer – in conjunction with the ICMA Annual Conference

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM (ET)

Location: To be announced

REGISTRATION & COST:
This event is free but requires preregistration. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.
Grab your navigation charts and prepare to set sail on the seas of meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends as your local government friends mix, mingle, enjoy light snacks and drinks, and reconnect on the first night of the conference. Put on your ship captain’s hat and visit with our affiliate sponsors to learn more, meet some great people, and earn loot. Does the bar really close at 9:30? Will we keep it open longer? You decide!

The Legacy Project Seminar: Breaking Through Bias – Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work

As the topic of our most recent Legacy Book Club discussions the book, Breaking Through Bias, by Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris, was very much enjoyed. So we are now thrilled to announce that Ms. Kramer and Mr. Harris will be our presenters for the Legacy Projects 2018 Seminar.

DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2018

LOCATION: Maggianos Little Italy, 1901 E Woodfield Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

REGISTRATION: For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Past Events

NW Women’s Leadership Academy – Apply by July 13, 2018

The NW Women’s Leadership Academy is an exciting pilot program officially sponsored by the Washington City-County Management Association (WCMA) to advance women from a variety of backgrounds in local government into leadership roles. The 2018-19 Academy includes six day-long sessions presented by outstanding public sector leaders and hosted by jurisdictions in the Central Puget Sound. The sessions run from September 2018 to June 2019. View the link below for session schedule and descriptions. The Academy is an exceptional professional development opportunity for a cohort of emerging local government leaders. Participants will  enhance skills and competencies, build confidence, and expand professional connections through career mentoring and moral support. The cost of participation in the Academy is $600.

The League is a proud sponsor of an Academy Scholarship! Email Derek Matheson at DMatheson@kentwa.gov for more information.

Apply here by July 13th to be part of the first cohort of approximately 30 women in the Leadership Academy. The selection process will be completed by mid-August, and admitted applicants will be expected to make a commitment to participating in the program by the third week in August.

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Dial-In Number:  (641) 715-3814
Access Code:     473080

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KU INSPIRING WOMEN IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE – SPEAK YOUR TRUTH!

The purpose of the conference is to come together to exchange stories, ideas, and encouragement with other women in public administration. This year’s theme for the Inspiring Women in Public Administration conference is “Speak Your Truth.” We will explore topics such as finding your voice, owning your expertise, and practicing self-care, empowering one another to move onward and upward.

The League of Women in Government is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of #IWPA2018 again this year. We’re also excited to recognize League Board Member, Kimiko Black Gilmore who is serving as Chair of the conference this year. In addition to Kimiko, we’re pleased to announce that League President Ashley Jacobs will be in attendance and speaking at the conference.

WHEN

Friday, July 13, 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

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ICMA Coaching Program: Creating a Culture for Cultivating Talent and Getting Results

The League is a proud partner of the ICMA Coaching Program.CLICK HERE.

Topics 1. How can you retool your organizational culture and design your workplace for better results? 2. What are practical steps to make your agency better able to attract, grow, and retain talent? 3. What resources are available to support your efforts? Presenters: * Charlie Bush, City Manager, Sequim, WA * Karen Niparko, Executive Director, Human Resources, City and County of Denver, CO, Nat Rojanasathira, Admin. Services Dir., Danville, CA, and Donna Vaillancourt, Human Resources Dir., San Mateo County, CA.

Audience: leaders at all levels

WHEN 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

 

Arizona WLG Conference

Don’t miss this now annual event! In 2015, the Arizona Chapter of WLG was established through affiliation with ICMA and the first annual event was hosted with more than 250 attendees. The 2018 annual event is now expected to draw more than 400 local government representatives from around Arizona. The League is proud to be a scholarship sponsor for students/women in need to be able to attend.

WHEN

Thursday to Friday, June 14-15, 2018 8:00 AM

WHERE

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ

REGISTRATION

To register at the reduced rate of $95, register by May 4th CLICK HERE.

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WLG Roundtable: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Engaging Your Community

This half-day event will teach you how to set context for your next public engagement effort. Sarah Rubin, Public Engagement Program Director at the Institute for Local Government, will provide attendees with a brief overview of ILG’s TIERS Public Engagement Framework.

WHEN:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

MMASC Central Coast Women’s Leadership Event

WHEN:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

REGISTRATION:

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

 

2018 Legacy Project Annual Conference

WHEN

Friday, May 18, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Central)

WHERE

Northern Illinois University
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL

REGISTRATION

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

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MMANC Women’s Leadership Summit

WHEN

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Pacific)
Check-in & Breakfast beginning at 8:15 am
Lunch included
Post Networking Event at 4:00 pm

WHERE

Richmond Memorial Convention Center
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

REGISTRATION

MMANC Member and Nonmember Online Registration.

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MMASC Women’s Leadership Summit

The Women’s Leadership Summit is the second of premiere annual events of the year provided by MMASC and its partners, and is in collaboration with Women Leading Government (WLG). Connect with other women [and men], hear from dynamic and inspirational keynote speakers, participate in informative sessions and expand your skills.

Join us for a full day of great sessions including one led by Santa Barbara Assistant City Administrator & League of Women in Government CAO, Pamela Antil: From #MeToo to #TimesUp: What do we need to do to prevent sexual harassment in the public sector?

WHEN

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PT)

WHERE

Black Gold Golf Club, 1 Black Gold Drive,Yorba Linda, CA 93886

REGISTRATION

MMASC Member and Nonmember Online Registration.

WLG-CA Member ONLY Online Registration.

Registration Rates Early bird Rates
​March 14 – April 7
Regular Rates
​April 8 – May 4
MMASC Member $105 $135
WLG Member $105 $135
Nonmember $130 $160

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Colorado Women Leading Government – Monthly Coaching Call

FEATURING: 

Terri Runyan, Performance Excellence Program Manager, City of Fort Collins

Organizational Performance- If not Baldrige, then what?
The City of Fort Collins has been on the “official” journey to excellence, utilizing the Baldrige Excellence Framework, since 2010. Prior to 2010, the City experienced engaged citizens and businesses, an active Council, a high performing work force, and high standards. So, why Baldrige? Since adoption of the Baldrige framework, the City has aligned important leadership tactics, such as strategic planning and budgeting, with customer needs and satisfaction. Why is this important? This clear vision towards continuous improvement has inspired our colleagues to find better, faster and more efficient ways to provide services to our community. What framework do you use to assess your organizational performance?
#GENDERBALANCE

WHEN:

Thursday, May 3 , 12:00 pm (Mountain)
Monthly Coaching Call

Call-in Details:

Dial-In Number  (641) 715-3814
Access Code     473080

     

South Texas WLG Tour: Corpus Christi Fire Station 18

WHEN

Friday, April 27, 2018 Noon (MT)

WHERE

La Retema Central Library, 805 Comanche, Corpus Christi, TX

Registration is free – RSVP to STXWLG@gmail.com to attend.

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League + NFBPA Special Women’s Session + Networking Reception at NFBPA Annual Conference

NFBPA and the League of Women in Government (LWG) have partnered to provide a workshop to explore ways to help advance women in local government leadership. Join us for this special panel and networking event embracing the theme, “It’s OUR Time.” The panel will discuss what organizations need to do to increase the number of women in senior executive positions in local government. This event offers opportunities to women (and all others dedicated to the development of women leaders), at the beginning, middle and executive career levels, to EDUCATE, MENTOR and ENCOURAGE participants in a workshop and reception setting. Networking reception immediately following the workshop session hosted by the League of Women in Government.

MODERATOR

Pamela Antil, Assistant City Administrator, Santa Barbara, CA & Chief Administrative Officer, the League of Women in Government

PANELISTS

Tanisha Briley, City Manager, Cleveland Heights, OH

Donna M. Gayden, City Administrator, Fairburn, GA

WHEN

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:00 PM (Eastern)

WHERE

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

100 Lakeside Avenue East

Center Street Rooms B-C

Cleveland, OH 44114

Registration is FREE, but space is limited at the Reception so registration is required. To register, CLICK HERE.

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Book Club: Radical Candor

WHEN

Friday, April 13, 2018 Noon (MT)

WHERE

La Retema Central Library, 805 Comanche, Corpus Christi, TX

Registration is free – RSVP to STXWLG@gmail.com to attend.

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CWLG: Monthly Coaching Call

WHEN

Thursday, April 5, 2018 Noon (MT)

Suggestions on future Coaching Call speakers/topics are welcomed. Email Kelly Houghteling at khoughteling@windsorgov.com.

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Coaching Webinar: Entrepreneurial Solutions for Local Government Challenges

Free to attend, but please register below so we know you’re coming! Bring your own lunch.

WHEN

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:30 to 3:00 PM (Eastern)

COST

The webinar is free, but registration is required. REGISTER HERE

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Legacy Monthly Luncheon

Professional risk taking can take many forms: moving into a new position, changing communities, starting a business, going back to school and more! This quarter’s luncheons will discuss: how to take risks without being reckless; weighing all the options, making your case and how to stop before you jump too quickly. Lisa R. Callaway, a Partner with Engler, Callaway, Baasten, & Sraga, LLC., will present at all three sessions. Please come with any questions or experiences to share. This is the final session in the 3 part series.

Free to attend, but please register below so we know you’re coming! Bring your own lunch.

WHEN

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (Central)

WHERE

Sikich, LLP

1415 W. Diehl Rd., Ste. 400

Naperville, IL 60563

REGISTER HERE

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Coaching Webinar: Maximizing Your Growth at Each Career Stage

Presenters:

Career Fulfillment: Don Maruska, Master Certified Coach and Director, ICMA Coaching Program

Early Career: Pam Weir, assistant to the city manager in Goodyear, AZ

Mid-Career: Ben Bryant, Deputy City Manager, Happy Valley, OR

Executive: Bertha Henry, CAO, Broward County, FL, Public Official of the Year, Governing magazine

Free to attend, but please register below so we know you’re coming! Bring your own lunch.

WHEN

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

COST

The webinar is free, but registration is required. REGISTER HERE

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WLG Connect Galentine’s Day Networking Lunch

WHEN

Wednesday, February 13, 2018 from Noon- 1:30 PM (Pacific)

WHERE

Eden Garden Fusion Grill, 392 A Street, Upland, CA

To attend, RSVP to LVillarreal@ontarioca.gov

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Special Film Screening – Zero Weeks: A documentary exploring America’s paid leave crisis

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act, The Women’s Fund, in partnership with Gateway Film Center, The Women’s Public Policy Network, Geben Communication, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and the League of Women in Government , will explore America’s paid leave crisis and the importance of providing paid leave to working Americans. After the screening, join advocates and legislators for a conversation about what you can do to advocate for paid leave in Ohio.

WHEN

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM (Eastern)

WHERE

Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Tickets are $15 and includes access to the screening, one complimentary drink and hor d’oeuvres.  Buy your ticket here

Watch the Zero Weeks trailer here and learn more about the documentary  here.

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Legacy Monthly Luncheon

Professional risk taking can take many forms: moving into a new position, changing communities, starting a business, going back to school and more! This quarter’s luncheons will discuss: how to take risks without being reckless; weighing all the options, making your case and how to stop before you jump too quickly. Lisa R. Callaway, a Partner with Engler, Callaway, Baasten, & Sraga, LLC., will present at all three sessions. Please come with any questions or experiences to share. This is the 2nd of three sessions on this topic.

Free to attend, but please register below so we know you’re coming! Bring your own lunch.

WHEN

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (Central)

WHERE

Grove Village Hall
901 Wellington Ave.
Elk Grove, IL 60007

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-quarter-luncheon-are-you-ready-to-take-the-risk-elk-grove-village-tickets-40891862662

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California WLG Happy Hour at the League of California Cities City Manager’s Department Conference

If you are attending the League City Manager’s Department Conference, come by and meet some new people before heading out for dinner that evening.

WHEN

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:15 to 6:45 PM (Pacific)

WHERE

The Aqua Lounge is located in the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

For more information and to register,email cjohnson@lagunabeachcity.net.

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Michigan Municipal Executives + League Symposium on Women in the Profession

In 2014, the ICMA Task Force on Women in the Profession issued a report and series of recommendations to the ICMA Executive Board. This session will provide an update on the progress of the recommendations, as well as discussion about next steps. Time will also be allotted for Q&A and networking among participants. Presentation by League of Women in Government Board Members: Pamela Antil, Assistant City Administrator, Santa Barbara, CA and Ted Staton, City Manager, Upper Arlington, OH.

WHEN

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 3:30 to 5:15 to 6:45 PM (Eastern)

WHERE

Sheraton Hotel, Ann Arbor – Michigan IV Room

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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South Texas WLG – 2018 Annual Conference

WHEN

Frida, January 26, 2018 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM

WHERE

La Retama Central Library, 805 Comanche Street, Corpus Christi, TX

For more information and to register,email stwlg@gmail.com

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2018 Missouri City Management Association Winter Workshop – Women’s Events

WHEN

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – See times below for sessions:

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Women in the Workplace – Strong for the Next Level

  • Speaker: Kathleen Rush, Vice President, GovHR USA
  • Kathleen Rush, a former CAO and current VP at GovHR USA, will speak about the Illinois Legacy Project, why it was formed, and the importance of encouraging leadership by women in the workplace. This session will offer attendees a chance to reflect on what actions they may consider, individually and as an association, to allow for success in meeting this challenge.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Your Role in Preventing Sexual Harassment

  • Speaker: Allan Forbis/Gwen Welch, Office of Administration, State of Missouri
  • No one needs to look far these days to find that someone has been accused of sexual harassment, or to recognize that there are obvious concerns about what is acceptable in the workplace when it comes to this important issue. Most people recognize that harassment is when someone openly bullies, belittles, threatens or even terrorizes another person. However, harassment isn’t always that obvious, and can be subtle in nature. The key to eliminating harassment and the sometimes unintentional – and unlawful – aspects of discrimination in today’s workplace is in prevention. From flirting and dating to clueless behavior and predatory harassment, this brief program will help to clarify the range of behaviors which are considered unlawful harassment, and help workplace contributors resolve these issues in a proactive manner. Participants will discuss the definitions, impact, and behaviors defined as sexual harassment in the workplace; receive standard procedures for reporting sexual harassment; and examine the role and responsibility of each team member in preventing sexual harassment.

WHERE

Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri – Columbia – Great Room

For more information and to register, email emilyk@mocities.com.

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Texas Women Leading Government – 2018 Annual Conference

WHEN

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Welcome Reception and Social Hour sponsored by Siemens & RPS

  • 6:00 pm – Redneck Country Club, Stafford, TX

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Conference

  • 9:00 am ~ “Resolving to Find Balance” facilitator Mary Lynne Stratta, TRMC, MMC, City Secretary, City of Bryan, Texas
  • 11:30 am ~ Lunch provided
  • 12:30 pm ~ “Ethics in Government” presenter Paulette Hartman, ACM, City of North Richland Hills, Past President of TCMA
  • 1:45 pm ~ “Women in Government: Lessons Learned” presenters Karen Daly, TXWLG President, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director and Sereniah Breland, City Manager, City of Alvin

WHERE

Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477

REGISTRATION & COST

  • Member Price:$50.00
  • Non-Member:$75.00

For more information and to register,CLICK HERE.

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ICMA Coaching Partners Webinar: Tools to Resolve Tough Issues in Your Community

Use the live webinars or digital recordings as opportunities to learn about best practices. The live webinars have engaging interactive polling and Q&A experiences. Invite your team to attend so that you develop a cadre of knowledgeable and motivated people to discuss and implement the ideas. Webinars are free, but space is limited and registration is required.

WHEN

Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pacific)

WHERE

Webinar

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Women Leading Government-CA has teamed up with Lean-In Long Beach to host a Noshing and Networking Event at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. This is a no program event to meet friends and make new ones in an informal gathering. The cost is $22 at the door in cash. Please RSVP to LeanInLongBeach@gmail.com. Networking is an important part of our mission and I hope you can join us! 

WHEN

Thursday, November 09, 2017, 12:00 to 2:00 PM (Pacific)

WHERE

Long Beach Petroleum Club, Long Beach CA

REGISTRATION & COST

$22.00 – To register email: LeanInLongBeach@gmail.com

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League of Women in Government special presentation at the Ohio Municipal League Convention: The Gender Balance Challenge

Studies have shown that inclusive cultures with gender diversity in leadership positions achieve better overall organizational results. Still, even after more than 30 years, women are not proportionately represented in the upper ranks of city management. But, as long as cities are being run day to day, does the lack of women in upper management even matter? It sure does! The lack of gender diversity in organizations can have a big price tag in lost productivity and financial success. Striving for more diversity can have a huge payoff for your organization. In addition, as communities strive to deal with changing demographics and ensuring that the workforce at all levels reflects the communities being served, embracing diversity of all types, including gender, is essential for the future health of our cities.

 The panel will discuss: Reasons why little progress has been made to address gender equity in the public sector and why the future of our cities requires that we embrace diversity of all types, including gender; How to spot and eliminate biases within your elected and appointed officials that may hinder your ability to hire qualified and experienced women for senior executive positions including City Manager, Police & Fire Chiefs, and other department head positions traditionally held by men in our cities; Ideas to intentionally train, develop, mentor and advance women within your organization; and Successful strategies to create a more inclusive gender balanced organization to ensure the best chance for organizational and, ultimately, community success.

WHEN

November 1, 2017

WHERE

Columbus,Ohio
REGISTRATION
To register, visit:
OmiOhio.org

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WLG Central Texas Chapter – Happy Hour Networking Event

WHEN

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 PM (Central)

WHERE

Iron Cactus
200 River Walk St #100
San Antonio, TX 78205

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League + ICMA Symposium: October 21, 2017, San Antonio, TX

The League of Women in Government is partnering once again with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for this annual Symposium Event! More seats have been added! If you’d like one of the few remaining tickets, email ICMA staff member, Rita Ossolinksi at Rossolinski@icma.org.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

This year our Keynote Speaker is none other than Dr. Michael Kimmel, the world’s most prominent male feminist! Dr. Kimmel is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.

A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 college, universities and high schools, as well as countless private and public sector conferences. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs and public sector organizations on gender equity issues.

Dr. Kimmel will speak about why gender balance is important in organizations and answer the question, “what does feminism have to do with men?”

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Diversity = Organizational Advantage

Moderator: 

David Ellis, Deputy County Manager – Wake County, NC

Panelists:

Veronica Briseno-Lara, Director, Small & Minority Business Resources, City of Austin, Texas

Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley, Executive Vice President & Chief Delivery Officer – CPS Energy

Michael Van Milligen, City Manager – Dubuque, IA

REGISTRATION:

More seats have been added! If you’d like one of the few remaining tickets, email ICMA staff member, Rita Ossolinksi at Rossolinski@icma.org.

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League of Women in Government “Welcome to San Antonio” Networking Reception

October 21, 2017, San Antonio, TX

In collaboration with Plante Moran, the League of Women in Government is proud to host a Welcome to San Antonio Reception at the ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Join us to reconnect with colleagues from across the nation and to meet new ones!

This event will include hosted beverages and snacks for ICMA + League Symposium ticket holders and will be held at Rita’s on the River – Penthouse Room. Others who were not able to attend the Symposium are also welcome to attend for $20 (includes two drink tickets and snacks at the event).

REGISTRATION:

FREE for ICMA + League Symposium ticket holders.

$20 All others

To register, CLICK HERE. Space is limited, so register today!

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ICMA Hot Mic Event!

Mix, mingle, share and listen to stories about local government careers & service! Sign up to tell your story, or listen to your friends tell theirs. This event is presented by ICMA in partnership with ELGL, IHN, NFBPA, and the League of Women in Government.

WHEN

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7:00 PM (Central)

WHERE

San Antonio, TX

REGISTRATION & COST

Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please preregister when you sign up for #ICMA2017 or USE THIS LINK.

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South Texas WLG 2nd Annual Conference

Plans are still underway, but we are excited to announce that co-authors of the ICMA Task Force on Women in the Profession, Pam Antil, CA WLG Board Member & President of League of Women in Government and Tammy Letourneau, CA WLG Board Member and Treasurer of League of Women in Government will be keynote speakers.

Women in the Profession Task Force Final Report
Speaker: Pamela Antil, Assistant City Administrator, Santa Barbara, California
Speaker: Tamara Letourneau, Assistant City Manager, Costa Mesa, California

Other speakers at this amazing event include:

Topic: Advice Leaders Wish They Could Give Their Younger Selves
Speaker: Ruth Osuna, Assistant City Manager, Oxnard, California
Speaker: Jane Bais-DiSessa, Deputy Mayor, Pontiac, Michigan

Topic: Emotional Intelligence and Political Astuteness – Equipping Yourself to Succeed in Local Government
Speaker: Susan Thorpe, County Administrator, Yuma County, Arizona

Female Executives Roundtable    

Moderator: 

Toby Futrell, Retired City Manager of Austin, Texas and current Masters in Public Administrator Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Panelists:
Margie Rose, City Manager, Corpus Christi, Texas
Julie Robinson, City Administrator, City of Spring Valley Village, Texas
Charmelle Garrett, City Manager, Victoria, Texas
Patricia E. Martel, City Manager, City of Daly City, California

The full schedule for the event can be found HERE.

WHEN

October 12-13, 2017

WHERE

Corpus Christi, TX

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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ICMA Coaching Partners Webinar: Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations

Use the live webinars or digital recordings as opportunities to learn about best practices. The live webinars have engaging interactive polling and Q&A experiences. Invite your team to attend so that you develop a cadre of knowledgeable and motivated people to discuss and implement the ideas. Webinars are free, but space is limited and registration is required.

WHEN

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pacific)

WHERE

Webinar

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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League of Women in Government special presentation at the MML Convention: The Gender Balance Challenge

Studies have shown that inclusive cultures with gender diversity in leadership positions achieve better overall organizational results. Still, even after more than 30 years, women are not proportionately represented in the upper ranks of city management. But, as long as cities are being run day to day, does the lack of women in upper management even matter? It sure does! The lack of gender diversity in organizations can have a big price tag in lost productivity and financial success. Striving for more diversity can have a huge payoff for your organization. In addition, as communities strive to deal with changing demographics and ensuring that the workforce at all levels reflects the communities being served, embracing diversity of all types, including gender, is essential for the future health of our cities.

 The panel will discuss: Reasons why little progress has been made to address gender equity in the public sector and why the future of our cities requires that we embrace diversity of all types, including gender; How to spot and eliminate biases within your elected and appointed officials that may hinder your ability to hire qualified and experienced women for senior executive positions including City Manager, Police & Fire Chiefs, and other department head positions traditionally held by men in our cities; Ideas to intentionally train, develop, mentor and advance women within your organization; and Successful strategies to create a more inclusive gender balanced organization to ensure the best chance for organizational and, ultimately, community success.

WHEN

Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:00 – 10:15 AM (Eastern)

WHERE

Holland, MI

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, visit the MML website HERE.

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ICMA Coaching Partners Webinar: Effective Communication of Complex Issues to the Public

Use the live webinars or digital recordings as opportunities to learn about best practices. The live webinars have engaging interactive polling and Q&A experiences. Invite your team to attend so that you develop a cadre of knowledgeable and motivated people to discuss and implement the ideas. Webinars are free, but space is limited and registration is required.

WHEN

Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Pacific)

WHERE

Webinar

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Central Texas WLG – Luncheon

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

Join Central Texas WLG for this special luncheon featuring guest speaker Deirdre Delisi. Ms. Delisi is the former Chief of Staff and political advisor for Governor Rick Perry, former Texas Transportation Commission Chairman and One-woman political Powerhouse!

WHEN

Friday, August 31, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Central)

WHERE

Texas Municipal League Offices
1821 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754

REGISTRATION & COST

$15 includes lunch

Register by 8/26 to Karen Daly at wlgcentex@gmail.com

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Central Texas WLG – Taking Control of Your Success Seminar

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

Join Women Leading Government Texas, ICMA, and Cigna for a full day of networking, training, and discussion on women’s journeys and achievements within the profession.

Panelists:

  • Opal Mauldin-Jones, City Manager of Lancaster
  • Collette Jamison, Assistant City Manager of San Marcos
  • Marie Diaz, CEO and Chief Visionary Officer at Pursuit of Excellence
  • Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager of North Richland Hills
  • Michelle Tavares-Foster, Cigna Director of Operations

Moderator:

  • Priscilla Wilson, Senior Managing Director, City of Garland

WHEN

Thursday, August 30, 2017

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Central)

WHERE

Omni Austin Southpark
4140 Governors Row,
Austin, TX 78744
REGISTRATION & COST

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UNC Engaging Women in Public Service + League of Women in Government

Engaging Women Conference 3.0: Designing Your Way Forward

This one-day event is designed for women interested in strengthening both their leadership skills and professional trajectory in public service. Interactive workshops focus on designing your bold professional future, identifying habits that limit your success, and building your negotiation skills.

Attendees: Women in public service, including those in local, state, and federal government or nonprofit organizations; also city/county managers (men and women) interested in harnessing the leadership potential of women

Interactive workshops:

WHEN

Friday, August 25, 2017

WHERE

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

REGISTRATION & COST

$150; For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

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Central Texas WLG – Luncheon

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

Join Central Texas WLG for this special luncheon featuring guest speaker Angela Evans, Dean and Fellow of JJ Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs and Clinical Professor of Public Policy Practice at the University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

WHEN

Friday, July 14, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Central)

WHERE

LBJ School of Public Affairs
2315 Red River – Room 3.122
Austin, TX

REGISTRATION & COST

$15

Register by 7/11 to Katherine Caffrey at wlgcentex@gmail.com

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KU Inspiring Women in Public Service Conference

The League of Women in Government is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2017 Inspiring Women in Public Service Conference!

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

Program COMING SOON!

WHEN

Friday, July 14, 2017

WHERE

Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

REGISTRATION & COST

Full day: $115
Half day: $75
Students: $45*

*The student rate is for full-time students and for part-time students whose employers are not paying the conference fee for the student.

For more information and to REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

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Women Leading Government South Texas Networking Lunch: June 30, 2017

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, contact STWLG President, Arlene Medrano via email: ArleneM@cctexas.com.

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SC Women in Government: Designing our Future 

This meeting has been scheduled by Aiken County Assistant County Administrator & League Board Member, Ashley Jacobs, to provide a forum to discuss the next steps for establishing a professional group to support women in public service in South Carolina, how you can be involved and lead.  Hear about how groups of women in local government are being formed around the country.  Opportunity to network with other women leaders, listen to the challenges, and exchange ideas.

Panelists:   

Dr. Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor of public administration at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, and co-director of Engaging Women in Public Service, an UNC initiative that seeks to equip women to pursue public sector leadership positions.

Dr. Kendra Stewart, Professor and Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston.  Her research interests include South Carolina government, non-profit management, homeland security, state and local government, and women and politics.  She is co-editor of a book entitled The Practice of Government Public Relations.

WHEN

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM (Eastern)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, contact Ashley Jacobs via email: AJacobs@aikencountysc.gov.

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Engaging Women in Public Service: NC Local Government Managers’ Summit

The second annual Engaging Women Local Government Managers’ Summit will be taking place in conjunction with the NCCCMA Conference on Thursday, June 22 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM. This pre-conference event seeks to foster a network of women working in NC local government management, through networking and hands-on skill building.

This is a NC-wide gathering of women working in senior local government management at the city, town, and county level. The North Carolina City/County Management Association (NCCCMA) is a key event sponsor.

Panelists:   

See website for details.

WHEN

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Noon – 5:00 PM (Eastern)

WHERE

Embassy Suites by Hilton
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027

REGISTRATION & COST

$125/person

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

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Women Leading Government CA: Leadership Workshop with Dr. Deena C. Brown

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

We are planning a spectacular half day coaching and leadership workshop on May 24, 2017. Dr. Deena C. Brown will provide participants with insight on individual leadership success, with the focus of this workshop on YOU! You will learn your independent personality style, how to maximize your effectiveness, understand the importance of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and create a strategic 30-day growth plan.

WHEN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Pacific)

WHERE

Quail Hill Community Center
39 Shady Canyon Drive
Irvine, CA 92603

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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The Legacy Project Annual Conference: Taking the Lead! #LegacyProject

PROGRAM

Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by the opening key note by Robin Gerber, Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way:  Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage at 9 a.m. 

WHEN

Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central); Networking Event to follow program

WHERE

Northern Illinois University – Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

REGISTRATION & COST

For more program and networking details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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UNC Engaging Women in Public Service + LWG Webinar: The Science of Getting Ahead

PROGRAM

The Science of Getting Ahead is presented by Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor of public administration at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. Leisha studies gender and diversity in public administration with an emphasis on local government. She is also co-director of Engaging Women in Public Service, an initiative of UNC-Chapel Hil School of Government that seeks to equip women to pursue public sector leadership positions. Her presentation covers social science research on the challenges for women in pursuing leadership positions, and tips for how to overcome them.

WHEN

Friday, May 19, 2017, Noon to 1:00 PM (Eastern)

WHERE

Webinar – see registration information below.

REGISTRATION & COST

Registration is FREE, but space is limited on the call. REGISTER HERE

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MMANC Women’s Leadership Forum: United We Serve

  • Morning Keynote: Maria Echaveste, Policy and Program Director at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Policy at UC Berkeley, and Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.
  • Afternoon Workshop: Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big and founder of the acclaimed global Playing Big Leadership Program. Sponsored by Peckham & McKenney   www.taramohr.com
  • Executive Roundtables: Female executives from around the state will rotate through the room to answer questions.
  • Panel Discussion: This year’s Women’s Leadership Summit panel will discuss ways in which women can better support each other in the workplace through use of empowering tactics, in addition to better serving their communities. Themes will touch on how to amplify women’s voices in critical decision-making. Moderator – Teri Killgore, Assistant City Manager, City of Vallejo. Panelists – Maria Hurtado, Assistant City Manager, City of Hayward, Carol Chetkovich, Professor of Public Policy at Mills College, Vanessa Carrera, Public Information Officer, City of Tracy.

The WLG Career Achievement Award will be presented at the Women’s Leadership Summit during the luncheon award ceremony.

WHEN

Thursday May 11, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Pacific)

WHERE

The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano
3250 Rancho Solano Parkway
Fairfield, CA 94534

REGISTRATION & COST

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Women Leading Government – Colorado: Coaching Call

Featuring Division Chief Anita Koester of the Lakewood Police Department, Investigations Division will be facilitating our next CWLG Coaching Call!

WHEN

Thursday May 11, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Mountain)

WHERE

Conference Call Details:

Dial-In Number  (641) 715-3814  Access Code  473080

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MMASC Women’s Leadership Summit: Leading With Heart

WHEN

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

WHERE

Almansor Court
700 S Almansor Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

REGISTRATION & COST

More information and registration materials can be found at HERE.

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LWG + NFBPA Welcome to Little Rock Reception & Networking Event

Marriott Little Rock – Pinnacle Room
Wednesday, April 19, 2017: 5:00 – 6:39 PM (Central)
Little Rock, Arkansas

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LWG + ICMA Coaching Program: Attracting & Retaining a Dynamic Workforce: Featuring Pamela Antil, President, League of Women in Government

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Pacific)
Featuring Pamela Antil, President, League of Women in Government
Nationwide – 858 registrants

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WG Twitter Chat: Why is #GenderBalance Important?

Twitter: @WomenLeadingGov
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Nationwide/East Coast Focus

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League of Women in Government Seminar: What Are Your Greatest Strengths?

Cabrillo Arts Pavilion
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pacific)
Santa Barbara, California

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Happy New Year from the League of Women in Government – Announcing Our “12 in 12” Strategic Plan

Announcing our “12 in 12” Strategic Plan
What:  12 Events in 12 Months – Nationwide!
Where: EVENTS page of our website!

Share YOUR Ideas for 2017 Events via Email: Info @LeagueOfWomenInGovernment.org

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LWG Women in Gov Meet-up Networking Event

CityTap Restaurant
December 15, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Eastern)
Washington, DC

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LWG Welcome to Kansas City Reception & Networking Event: Sponsored by Plante Moran

Leinenkugel’s Restaurant – Power & Light District
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Central)
Kansas City, Missouri

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LWG + ICMA University Symposium: #13Percent to #GenderBalance…..Because it’s 2016! Featuring:  Marianne Cooper, PhD, Clayman Center for Gender Research at Stanford University & Ms. Liz O’Donnell, author, The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman

Kansas City Convention Center
Saturday, September 24, 2016, Noon – 5:00 PM (Central)
Kansas City, Missouri

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MMASC Women’s Leadership Summit

Featuring Tammy Letourneau, League of Women in Government & WLG California Board Member

Marina Park Community & Sailing Center
September 15, 2016, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific)
Newport Beach, CA

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