Past Events

12th Annual MMANC Women’s Leadership Summit

Thursday May 16, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Early-bird registration opens March 18 and detailed event information coming soon!

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The League + Lance Strategies Extraordinary Series

Webinar Series: 9 STRATEGIES FOR RELENTLESSLY PURSUING PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

STRATEGIES 7-9

WHEN: April 3, 2019

TIME: NOON – 1:00 PM (MST)

The last of the 3-part series, this webinar will focus on: Leveraging fear rather than being held back by it and Knowing that the Fear is Greater Than the Fallout; Why Self-care is a Superpower and micro-strategies for caring for yourself so you can continue to care for others; and The importance of Practicing Radical Presence and Deep Play.

COST: $20

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

Webinar: Interest, Confidence, Risk, Reward: Getting More Women Into Local Government Management Positions

WEBINARTuesday, March 26, 2019

1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Register now
Join ICMA, the League of Women in Government, the Michigan Municipal League, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for a webinar on the current state of women entering into local government management and the amount of progress that has been made in recent years. Our presenters will report on new research data, introduce new professional development models, and provide a range of barrier-breaking ideas and opportunities.This session will cover:

  • Latest member survey data on career goals
  • 16/50 Project from the Michigan Municipal League
  • ICMA’s new research paper on Near the Top with UNC
  • Plans for the new partnership between ICMA and the League of Women in Government.

Presenters:

  • Karen Pinkos, city manager of El Cerrito, CA, and current president, ICMA (Facilitating)
  • Ashley Jacobs, assistant county administrator of Aiken County, SC, and current president, League of Women in Government
  • Leisha DeHart Davis, PhD., professor of public administration and government, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Kimberly Nelson, PhD., associate professor of public administration and government, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Summer Minnick, deputy executive director and chief marketing officer, Michigan Municipal League
  • Frances McMullan, city clerk, City of Ypsilanti, Michigan | 16/50 Project participant
  • Laura Goddeeris, director of survey research, ICMA

Price:

  • ICMA members – FREE
  • Nonmembers – $249

ICMA Regional Conferences

The 2019 ICMA Regional Conferences will send you home with the ideas and know-how you need to reshape and create new innovations in your organization and community. Develop an innovation mindset. Dream up a playbook on the technologies local governments need to meet the challenges of 21st century governance. Expand your professional network!

Southeast Regional Conference

Greenville, South Carolina | February 27-March 1, 2019

West Coast Regional Conference

Reno, Nevada | March 20-22, 2019

Mountain Plains Regional Conference

Omaha, Nebraska | March 27-29, 2019

Northeast Regional Conference

New Brunswick, New Jersey | April 3-5, 2019

Midwest Regional Conference

Evanston, Illinois | May 8-10, 2019

ASPA Annual Conference: A Call for Action, Advancing Public Service

When: March 8-12, 2019

Where: Washington, D.C.

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

    

The League + Lance Strategies Extraordinary Series

Webinar Series: 9 STRATEGIES FOR RELENTLESSLY PURSUING PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

STRATEGIES 4-6

WHEN: March 6, 2019

TIME: NOON – 1:00 PM (MST)

The second of the 3-part series, this webinar covers why it’s critical to Initiate Courageous Conversations and how to do it successfully, the importance of Treating Every Interaction as an Interview, and the strategic advantage of putting people first by Remembering the Human-ness of Your Work.

COST: $20

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

Gaining Project Support from your Team, Elected Officials and Public 

Have a new project idea…Been tasked with a large project at work…
Don’t know where to begin?

Bring your own lunch and join us for an interactive conversation and ICMA coaching webinar to discuss gaining support for your project! This session will showcase case studies to help you determine how to effectively present your project and how to successfully get your team onboard with your new project.

DATE: Wednesday, March 6 – Naperville

TIME: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST

After the webinar, the Legacy Project Luncheon Committee will facilitate a discussion about your specific project support questions and what experiences you have had that you found effective (or ineffective). Please come with any questions and/or experiences to share!

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

MMASC Central Coast 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Event

DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9AM to 4PM (Pacific)

Location:  Santa Maria Library, Shepherd Hall, 421 McClelland Street, Santa Maria, CA

COST:

$35 MMASC Members

$50 Non-Members

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

    

The League + Lance Strategies Extraordinary Series

Webinar Series: 9 STRATEGIES FOR RELENTLESSLY PURSUING PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

STRATEGIES 1-3

WHEN: FEBRUARY 6, 2019

TIME: NOON – 1:00 PM (MST)

The first of the 3-part series, this webinar introduces the first 3 strategies. Learn why Being Intentional, Building an Army of Advocates, and Choosing Your Own Adventures are all critical for relentless pursuit of success.

COST: $20

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

Gaining Project Support from your Team, Elected Officials and Public 

Have a new project idea…Been tasked with a large project at work…
Don’t know where to begin?

Bring your own lunch and join us for an interactive conversation and ICMA coaching webinar to discuss gaining support for your project! This session will showcase case studies to help you determine how to effectively present your project and how to successfully get your team onboard with your new project.

DATE: Wednesday, February 6 – Elk Grove Village

TIME: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST

After the webinar, the Legacy Project Luncheon Committee will facilitate a discussion about your specific project support questions and what experiences you have had that you found effective (or ineffective). Please come with any questions and/or experiences to share!

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

    

ICMA Coaching Program: Gaining Project Support from Your Team, Elected Officials, and the Public

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

Learn the keys to presenting your idea or project effectively. Hear how everyone play a role in leading and supporting productive change. Presenters will share case studies that demonstrate how to navigate your council, the public, and serve successfully.
Presenters:
* Paul Casey, city manager, Santa Barbara, CA
* Anthony Lyons, city manager, Gainesville, FL
* Hannes Zacharias, president, National Association of County Administrators
We’ll be using webinar tools (including real-time questions and live polling) to make this a dynamic opportunity for audience interaction.

Audience: leaders at all levels

WHEN 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

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Legacy Project Luncheon: Are you ready for the next step?

November: The Prep. The Search. The Message. The Look. The Results.

Heidi Voorhees and Joellen Cademartori of GovHR USA will join us to help you answer the question – Are You Ready for the Next Step? Ms. Voorhees and Ms. Cademartori will cover how to prepare and how to search for your next step. In addition, they will provide you tools to help determine your message and prepare your look, so that you can achieve the results you are seeking.

Ms. Voorhees has more than 30 years’ experience in executive recruitment, general management consulting and local government administration and is President of GovHR USA. Ms. Cademartori is a seasoned manager, with expertise in public sector human resources management. Ms. Voorhees and Ms. Cademartori are co-owners of GovHR USA, a company that provides executive recruiting, management and human resources consulting, and professional development services.

Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. and end promptly at 1:00 p.m. Please join us for an interactive discussion on topics of particular interest to women working at all levels of local government.

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

LOCATION:

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

REGISTRATION: Event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

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NFBPA 2nd Annual North Texas Women in Local Government Summit

The mission of the WLG Summit is to expand opportunities for the next generation of women leaders in local government.

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018

LOCATION: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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

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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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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!
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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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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 & 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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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 Administrat