Learning & Development Opportunities Scheduled Across the Country:




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Women in Technology Leadership Summit —

Raising the Profile of Women Technology Leaders in Government

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from Noon to 2:00-5:00 PM (eastern time)

Kansas City Convention Center – Kansas City, MO


The League of Women in Government is pleased to support he first annual Women in Technology Leadership Summit with PTI. Featured speaker will be League Board Member, Ashley Jacobs.

Seats are limited and registration is required. More information and registration link can be found HERE.



Signature Symposium in collaboration with ICMA:

#13Percent to #GenderBalance….Because it’s 2016!

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from Noon to 5:00 PM (central time)
Kansas City Convention Center – Kansas City, MO
Register HERE. Seats are limited and registration is required. Your registration includes light refreshments at the event, books from the featured and keynote speakers + entry to and (2) beverage tickets for the post symposium Networking Event.


This half day symposium will be a fantastic gathering of women AND men who want to learn more about advancing women in the local government profession. Sessions include:

Keynote Session: Why There Are So Few Women Leaders – Marianne Cooper, Ph.D.

Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and will address the question, “Why there are so few women leaders” for the audience. She was the lead researcher for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg and is a contributor to, a contributing writer to the Atlantic, and a LinkedIn Influencer. Her new book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, examines how families are coping in an insecure age. She is an expert on gender, women’s leadership, diversity & inclusion, financial security and economic inequality. Dr. Cooper received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two young children.

Featured Session: The Balancing Act of Women – Liz O’Donnell

Award winning blogger and marketing executive, Liz O’Donnell will talk about the art of balancing not only work, family and home, but taking care of elderly relatives as well. She is the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website for smart, busy women and named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes and a Voice of the Year by BlogHer. Her new blog, Working Daughter, is a site devoted to providing support to caregivers of elderly parents and relatives. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, PTO Today, Gatehouse Media and The Glass Hammer. Liz O’Donnell, a longtime marketing executive, is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and is the founder of SheStarts, which supports the growing pipeline of women entrepreneurs in Boston through networking, coaching and events.

Panel Session: Local Government Practitioners

Join some of your colleagues from across the nation in this interactive discussion regarding work/life balance, recruiting tools for women and millenials, trendsetting programs to develop women and ways to build your bench with intention and diversity!



ICMA Annual Conference – Women’s Programming – Coming SOON!





MMANC Annual Conference – Leading with Intention!

The Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) is proud to present the 2016 Annual Conference, to be held October 10-12, 2016 at the Marriot Monterey, CA. Connect with colleagues and learn how to “Lead with Intention” at this fun and informative event.

There promises to be something for everyone with presentations such as: Change Management, Navigating a Master Plan, Participatory Budgeting, CGL Courses, Speed Coaching, walking tours and much, much more! More information can be found HERE.

Registration: Online Registration Now Available!


Womens coaching

Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series – August 30th (First in Series)

The Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series is a year-long, six-part series of webinars blending leadership skills training with advice from guest speakers who are senior-level women leaders. In every webinar:

• Hear outstanding women leaders share their top career and leadership tips
• Add to your toolkit of leadership skills
• Learn proven strategies to advance your career

Cost $188

A one-year subscription includes six new webinars per year with additional access to six recent webinars, all designed for emerging women leaders—early-career and mid-level women in corporations.

Information & Registration can be found HERE

Webinar Schedule
Time Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Eastern, 12 noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 a.m. Pacific USA time, for 1 hourFacilitator Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Questions That Leaders Ask Themselves; Speaker: Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 9 Types of Courage for Emerging Leaders; Speakers: Nithya Ruff, Director of OpenSource Strategy Office, SanDisk Corporation, and others, to be announced.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Creating an Opportunity-Driven Career;
Speaker: Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Leading a High-Performance Culture; Speaker: Shveta Miglani, Head of Corporate Learning and Development, SanDisk.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Breaking the rules; Guest speaker: Liz Centoni, ‎Senior Vice President and General Manager of Computing Systems Product Group, ‎Cisco.



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#ELGL50 2016 Pop Up Conferences

Friday, October 21, 2016
Multiple locations throughout U.S.

Registration Now Open! Register HERE.

For more information regarding the ELGL Pop Up Conferences, the ELGL Events page on the website.



South Texas WLG – “Leading with Authenticity”

WHEN: October 21-22, 2016

WHERE: Brownsville, TX

A one-day conference for women in public service careers who want to enhance their leadership abilities and network with other successful professional women in government. Join us in Brownsville, Texas!

Register: Online registration is open HERE.





2016 MMASC Annual Conference

December 7-9, 2016
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

The MMASC Annual Conference is MMASC’s signature event and the premier training conference in Southern California for local government professionals. This year’s conference theme is Innovate. We aim to enrich you with innovative programming, essential networking opportunities, and workshops designed for immediate workplace application!

Registration Information: Coming Soon!

Contact Information
Arabo Parseghian, Vice President, City of La Cañada Flintridge
Jackie Ruiz, North LA County Region Co-Chair, City of Duarte
To contact the MMASC Annual Conference Co-Chairs, please contact them at



Tomorrow’s City/County Managers Forum

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

WHERE: Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA


$100 registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and wine & cheese reception. Registrants are asked to complete an online registration form that includes identifying an endorser and submitting a personal statement describing their professional readiness to participate in the forum.

 the forum is designed to attract department directors as well as assistant/deputy city/county managers who aspire to take the next step. Participants will gain a wealth of knowledge from panel discussions focused on taking different journeys, making the transition to city/county manager, assessing fit, and the recruitment process.


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