Women in Public Service Conference on Nov. 1

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MAPE is again sponsoring the Women in Public Service Conference at Hamline University on Nov. 1. The theme of this year’s conference is Harnessing Power and Influence: Advocating for Yourself and Others.

The popular conference has proven to be such a hit with members that MAPE once again offered scholarships which 50 members from across the state have claimed. 

Ellena Schoop, member of MAPE’s Board of Directors from Region 7, will be leading a session on Filling the Gap: Partnerships to Engage Underserved Communities and co-leading the session on Harnessing Your Power to Change Public Policy. Schoop is also on the conference planning committee.

Other conference topics include mentoring, pay equity and successful succession in a multi-generational workforce.

Laurinda Brown, a member of Local 1601 in the Dept. of Natural Resources in Fergus Falls, is excited to attend the conference, “I love the idea of empowering women in the workforce, and the specific sessions being offered really resonated with some of the challenges that do come up as a woman in public service.”

Brown added that she is especially interested in sessions on advocacy and influence and dealing with the pressures of caring for both children and aging parents.