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 "To inspire past, current and future generations by addressing topics relevant to women in public service, while instilling knowledge through education, networking and professional development that strengthens the leadership in our local government and communities."

WPS Year of Yes

Women in Public Service: Year of Yes

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Location: Marcus Welcome Center
$50 Members
$75 Non-Members

Full-Day Conference* | April 4 

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

10:30 – 11:30 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 "Defining my YES-What I've learned along the way" 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 sponsored by GovHR USA

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

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. GENERAL SESSION “Moving Forward, Because it's the Right Thing To Do.” Mary Sweet, Hospital Administrator, Greensburg, Kansas

Non-member WPS event options:

Events will still be open to non-members, with payment options available prior to each event.

  Morgan Barnes, Project Manager
  Wichita State University Public Policy & Management Center
  (316) 978-6535

Break Sponsored by GovHR USA

Break Sponsor GovHR USA

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