Women in Public Service Seminars Hamline University seminars expand reach of popular women’s professional conference

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Hamline University School of Business's popular annual  Women in Public Service (WIPS) Conference has led to an expanded lineup of similar events in Spring 2019.

The School of Business’s Center for Public Administration has released a list of Spring 2019 topics for seminars that will expand the reach of the conference, which sold out last year.

“Our conference audience grew beyond our capacity and we wanted to serve more people. In 2017 we started the seminars and they continue to grow,” Professor Kris Norman-Major, director of Hamline’s Public Administration Programs, said.

In 2019 WIPS will offer three spring seminars at the University’s Anderson Center, with subjects based on reaction to programming at the conference in the fall.

“We determined  which seminars to offer based on conference participant feedback,” said Norman-Major.

The women of WIPS have spoken. The first 2019 WIPS seminar will be held Friday, March 15 and is a reprise of a panel discussion entitled Successful Women in Male-Dominated Careers. Panelists include Tracey Fredrick of the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board; Mary Hurliman, City of Woodbury public works director; Linda Mullen, City of Burnsville utilities superintendent, city of Burnsville; and Lt. Col. Gia M. Wilson-Mackey, USAFR, a technician and wing process officer with the 934th Airlift (Viking) Wing based in Minneapolis.

The second WIPS seminar, scheduled for Thursday, April 11, focuses on leadership style, specifically emotional intelligence (EI). Entitled Expanding Your leadership Style, it will be led by Hamline School of Business faculty members Peggy Andrews and Hailey Joyce. This seminar will help participants develop their EI and use their own stories to advance their leadership goals.

The final 2019 WIPS seminar will be on Thursday, April 25 and centers on team building and effectiveness. Entitled Maximizing Team Effectiveness in Your Organization, this session will use the Belbin team roles framework to deepen participants’ understanding of team effectiveness.

The costs for the seminars vary, with details at https://www.hamline.edu/women-in-public-service/seminars/.