January Meeting Recap

icsewgeneralmembershipimagewithlogo

What a way to kick off the New Year! We got up close and personal at the Department of Corrections, gracefully rolling with a smaller space than initially anticipated.

You were also patient with our new sign in process – as a result of some incredible work by your Executive Board, ICSEW is able to tap into the State Learning Management System for training credits!

We had several presentations that supported the committee’s values of Wellbeing, Advocacy, Leadership, Integrity, Fostering growth and Empowerment.

  • Gwen Voelpel from Integris Performance Advisors gave tips on how to become a more effective leader by encouraging us to align our actions with our values which leads us to be more authentic and credible. Participants assessed their personality traits using DiSC model. Once participants categorized their prominent traits (Dominant, Influential Steady Conscientious,) Vopel highlighted ways for us to hone our individual styles to build a more cohesive team in the workplace.
  • Elisa Law, from the Washington State Historical Society, provided information on how citizens across the state can join the historical society celebrate the centennial of women’s Through partnerships with the Washington Historical Society, Washington Women’s History Consortium and the Washington State Women’s Commission, there will be many events and ways to celebrate. Votes for Women Centennial grants will be available to fund non-profits and public entities to support programming that celebrates the national suffrage centennial across the State of Washington. The grants will fund programming that will take place in 2020. Grant applications are available at www.suffrage100wa.com/grants A curriculum will be launched in the summer of 2019 for schools and community groups to use. An in-house exhibit in the history museum will be on going along with traveling exhibits throughout the state. A large celebration is planned in Olympia during August 2020. There are many more ways to celebrate this historic event with information available at www.suffrage100wa.com and www.washingtonhistory.org/research/whc/milestones/centennial/ .
  • Jaron Banks, of the Russell Chiropractic Center in Tumwater shared some easy stretching exercises that can be done at one’s desk. He says lots of back problems and chronic bad posture can be addressed by simply moving around more.

Upcoming meeting:

Please make a note: Our next Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 26, at Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501.

Please use the overflow parking at the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene at 940 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, just a block away.

amylenekerheadshot

Speaker: Amy Leneker, Compass Consulting,

Presenting: CliftonStrengths: How to Identify your Strengths and Meet Your Goals will help you identify your top strengths and develop strategies for meeting your goals using those strengths.  You will leave the workshop with a personalized action plan to help you apply your strengths at work and beyond. Whether you’re an individual seeking professional development, or a leader seeking to empower your team, this course will provide the tools and resources needed to use your strengths to meet your goals.  Attend this workshop and find out why people who use their strengths every day feel 6 times more engaged at work!

 LMS Training Credit

ICSEW Membership meetings are available on the State Learning Management System (LMS)! Sign up through LMS to receive credit in your training transcript.  Members and guests are encouraged to sign up through LMS. All regular meetings are free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or employment status. Guests from outside State Government employment are encouraged to use Eventbrite to sign up for meetings.

The full agenda will be posted on icsew.wa.gov.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP using either LMS or Eventbrite. https://icsewmeetingjan15.eventbrite.com.

How can you get updates about what is going on with ICSEW?

You can join our electronic mailing list by sending your email address to ICSEW@ofm.wa.gov.  You will receive email updates about ICSEW activities. You may also click on the RSS icon rssfeedlogo  at the bottom of our home page to get website blog updates when they are posted.