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Upcoming Events

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 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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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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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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GCCMA + League of Women in Government

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

The League of Women in Government is proud to present THE SCIENCE OF GETTING AHEAD in conjunction with the Georgia City-County Management Association at the annual fall conference to be held at the beautiful Jekyll Island Convention Center. The program will feature two special speakers:

Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA and former Village Manager, Wilmette, ILWHEN

Thursday September 21, 2017 – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Eastern)

WHERE

GCCMA Fall Conference
Jekyll Island Convention Center
Jekyll Island, GA

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

If you’d like advance notice when tickets are available, SIGN UP FOR A FREE TICKET 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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South Texas Women Leading Government Annual Conference

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

Program features League of Women in Government Founders & WLG California Board Members Pamela Antil (ACA, City of Santa Barbara, CA) & Tamara Letourneau (ACEO, City of Costa Mesa, CA) and authors of the ICMA Task Force on Women in the Local Government Profession.

WHEN

Friday, October 13, 2017

WHERE

Corpus Christi, TX

REGISTRATION & COST

More information COMING SOON!

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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! Sign up here if you want to keep up to date on the program and receive advance ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/league-icma-symposium-san-antonio-keep-me-updated-signup-tickets-32106910634

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:

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

Claudia Lujan, Assistant Human Resources Director – El Paso, TX

Michael Van Milligen, City Manager – Dubuque, IA

REGISTRATION:

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register through ICMA Annual Conference and check the box for the Symposium under “ICMA Workshops” here: HERE.

If you would still like to attend the Symposium, but are NOT attending the ICMA Annual conference, contact Pam Antil at Pantil@LeagueOfWomenInGovernment.org for a ticket.

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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. More information coming soon!

WHEN

October 12-13, 2017

WHERE

Corpus Christi, TX

REGISTRATION & COST

Registration Information COMING SOON!

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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 1-3, 2017 (Date of session TBD)

WHERE

Columbus, OH

REGISTRATION & COST

Registration Information COMING SOON!

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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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League of Women in Government – Bay Area Forum

WHEN

January 2018 (Date TBD)

WHERE

Menlo Park, CA

REGISTRATION & COST

Registration Information COMING SOON!

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Past Events

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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