2019 WPS Membership Options
2019 Events (tentative schedule)
Up Next: Luncheon on August 22 | When You Say Yes
This Year's Events:
- Becky Tuttle, Council Member
Wichita City Council Member Becky Tuttle has more than twenty-years of population health experience engaging community partners through grassroots efforts to improve the health of the community, specifically in vulnerable populations.
As the YMCA’s Director of Community Development (through January 2019), Tuttle leads programs throughout the region that address teen employment, juvenile crime and afterschool safety, childhood drowning, personal, family and community nutrition, workplace wellness, and disease management. During our time together, Becky will share her tips, Getting Others to YES. She has the unique ability to persuade/influence the people/communities to move projects and ideas forward. This is a skill and an opportunity that many of us can benefit from no matter our position of power.Registration deadline: 2/26/19
- Book Discussion | Year of Yes | Paula Downs, Talent & Professional Development Manager
Please join Paula Downs, Talent and Professional Development Manager, with the Public Policy and Management Center as she leads us through a book discussion over best selling author and TV writer, Shonda Rhimes, "YEAR of YES." This book has been our inspiration for the 2019 year. It challenges us to look at things we are saying, "No" to and the incredible things that can happen when we say, "YES!"
- Register here
- When You Say Yes | Dr. Sheree Utash, President of WSU Tech and VP of Workforce Development
Join us as Dr. Sheree Utash shares her story and the transformation she pushed for at WSU Tech - formerly known as Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). Dr. Utash has served as president of WATC since 2015 and has overseen the transition of the college to the WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech).
- Register here by August 20.
Full-Day Conference* | April 4 | Marcus Welcome Center at Wichita State University
REGISTER NOW: $50/members, $75/non-members
Tentative Schedule below:
8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION Networking/Light Breakfast
9:00 a.m. OPENING REMARKS/WELCOME – Misty Bruckner, Director, Public Policy & Management Center
9:15 a.m. KEYNOTE SESSION – “Say Yes to Now and Learn How to Thrive” Opal Mauldin-Jones, ICMA CM, City Manager, City of Lancaster, Texas – Winner of LWG Trailblazer Award
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. BREAKOUTS
- "Striving for Perfection" Dr. Audrey Hane, Newman University
- "Workplace Wellness; Yes to Your Health" Wendy Hummell, Sedgwick County
12:00 noon – 1 p.m. LUNCH Speaker Charlene Stevens, GovHR USA
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. BREAKOUTS
- "Salary Negotiation" Katie Givens, Program Manager, Wichita State University
- "Ways We Sabotage Our Career" Anita Buchanan, Bandura Plus
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30-3:30 p.m. BREAKOUTS
- "Are you Exhausted?" Dr. Audrey Hane, Newman University
- "Are you an Ideal Team Player?" Misty Bruckner, Director, Public Policy & Management Center
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION “Moving Forward, Because it's the Right Thing To Do.” Mary Sweet, Hospital Administrator, Greensburg, Kansas
Evening Event | October 24 | Rhatigan Student Center
*Membership includes a discounted registration fee for the full-day conference
Please refer to email communications for changes. If you have not signed up for WPS emails, you can do so here.
Luncheons, evening reception and annual conference will still be open to nonmembers at a rate of $20 per lunch ($10 for students) and $30 per evening reception. A reduced cost of $15 will be available for first-time attendees. Payment options will be available prior to each event.
No refunds will be issued for cancellation of membership. However, memberships can be transferred to other colleagues.
Morgan Barnes, Program Manager
Wichita State University Public Policy & Management Center