Advocacy, Leadership Empowerment, Diversity

Professional Development Conference

ICSEW’s Professional Development Conference is an annual event that focuses on the personal and professional development of Washington state-employed women.

Each year, 400 to 500 professional women gather to grow their leadership skills and attend Washington women’s networking events. While the majority of attendees are state employees, this event is open to the general public.

Participants attend a variety of personal and professional development seminars, each of which explore topics related to one of ICSEW’s core values:

  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Fostering Growth
  • Empowerment
  • Well-being
  • Advocacy

In previous years, training has included resume writing and interview workshops, as well as leadership seminars covering bravery, asking for help, diversity in the workplace and tips for productivity.

To empower women to positively shape their lives, women’s networking events and professional development must be accessible to all. Through low-cost ICSEW events, such as the Professional Development Conference, all women can learn the leadership skills they need to excel in their personal and professional lives.

How to Become a Speaker

Do you have an innovative or inspiring lesson in professional development to share? Can you facilitate a productive Washington women’s networking event? Are you a dynamic speaker who can lead a high-quality presentation or workshop?

If so, please consider submitting a speaking proposal! Regardless of what sector you work in (be it public, private or nonprofit), we welcome all who are experts and leaders in their field to submit a proposal, so long as the topic pertains to personal and professional development.

Our Professional Development Subcommittee screens and selects our conference speakers. Please visit our Professional Development Subcommittee page for more information on speaking at the conference and to submit a speaking proposal.

Our Sponsors

To our 2019 conference sponsors, we thank you for your support!



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ICSEW Events During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICSEW executive board made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 conference. ICSEW is exploring options for a future conference. This page will be updated when more information is available.

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