The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women is proud to once again sponsor the Spring Women’s Summit, hosted by Cornerstone Coaching & Training. The Summit is designed for women of all ages & stages in life to become confident communicators in an inclusive, supportive environment.
Regular cost for registration is $117, but ICSEW representatives and alternate representatives can get $30 off their registration (Just use the code ICSEW30 at checkout).
Speaker sessions are designed to be interactive, inspiring, and allow participants to come away informed, highly motivated and compelled to take action.
Spring Summit Topics will Include:
Understanding and overcoming negative implicit bias
Self-care, and building resilience
Joy and grit
Telling your story
Empowering action and moving forward
The event will be LIVE via Zoom from a high-tech conference room at the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB).
The Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference is going virtual this year, and we invite you and members from your agency to register now! Registration is first-come, first-serve, and the conference usually fills up quickly, so register as soon as you can.
This year’s virtual event will be held over several days between October 20 and 29, and allows you to customize your learning by signing up for sessions that fit in with your schedule. It’s also an exciting opportunity for Washington state employees located across the state to participate without travel or additional expenses.
This year’s theme is “Improve, Iterate, Adapt – A Better Future for Washington.” We will focus on the tools and techniques of Lean and continuous improvement, while also recognizing an even greater need to adapt to changing times.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration will be a different process than in past years – you will need to sign up for each session individually. Watch this short video for helpful tips about registration. The basic steps are:
Visit our website to learn about the sessions
Register for EACH session you’d like to attend
When you get the confirmation email, ADD the Zoom appointment to your calendar
Visit our website for the event schedule, session descriptions, FAQs, and tips on engaging successfully at an online conference.
WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE?
The conference will feature over twenty sessions that target a variety of different skill levels – there will be something for everyone!
Opening remarks by Gov. Jay Inslee and RW director, Christy Bezanson
Two keynote addresses by Vann Smiley (Executive Director of One Washington) and Karen Martin (Lean expert, author, and President of TKMG Inc)
Breakout sessions presented by public and private-sector Lean and continuous improvement expert partners
We’ll deliver sessions using Zoom Webinar and post recordings of the sessions after the conference. As part of our commitment to inclusion and continuous improvement, will provide live captioning for all sessions and ASL interpretation as needed.
IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND?
Admission is still free. In past years we asked attendees to bring a canned food item for donation. This year you have the opportunity, if you choose, to give back through the Combined Fund Drive, either via the general fund or your favorite member charity.
Please visit our conference website for more information.
Confident Communication: A Women’s Summit is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 16 via Zoom. Presenters will stream the event from a high-tech conference room at the Washington Center for Women in Business. Attendees will participate in discussions, exercises, and small breakout groups using video and chat. All participants will receive a gift bag with training materials and be entered to win door prizes.
Cost is $97 for the general public and $67 for ICSEW members. Scholarships are available (see registration information at the bottom of this post). Registration closes September 30.
“Our speakers generously share their expertise, stories, wisdom and lessons,” said Cornerstone Consulting CEO Betty Lochner, who is also the summit host and facilitator. “Speaker sessions will be interactive, inspiring and you’ll come away revived and motivated.”
Summit Topics Will Include:
Managing Stress During Difficult Times
The Power of Language: Blame, Empowerment, and Equity
The Athena Group is offering various types of support from expert coaches and consultants, including free online webinars, resources for managers, coaching consultations and more. Explore current support . This web page will be continuously updated as new challenges and needs arise.
Thursdays 10:00 – 10:30am PDT Starting April 9 Donation-Based
“We know you are holding a lot, both personally and professionally, and we know proven tools that can help. Whether you’re new to meditation or are a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome to join us for live, online, guided meditation sessions. These short sessions are open to all, so you can regroup, center yourself and find the ground under your feet.” This training does not have a set fee, as it is donation based. >>> Click here to learn more & reserve your seat.
In light of current events, many state workers have been encouraged to telework. Amy Leneker, who has presented at many ICSEW meetings and is the founder of Compass Consulting is offering three upcoming training sessions on how to manage stress in uncertain times. The courses are online, so you can participate from home!
Have you ever wondered if you would make a good leader? Are you curious to know the key strengths and attributes of a great leader? Continuing with last month’s theme of ‘Finding Your Pathway to Leadership,’ the Latino Leadership Network (LLN) presents Leadership 101: Making of a Great Leader. This interactive learning experience, led by Human Resources Specialist Denise Miño, will draw upon the experience and knowledge of well-established leaders, while welcoming the insights and questions of new and aspiring leaders.
This workshop will reveal the mindset, values and virtues great leaders possess.
All state employees and guests are welcome. Events put on by the LLN are considered employee development activities and can be attended on work time with supervisor’s approval.
This event is highly interactive and is best enjoyed in person, and will not be broadcast live on social media or recorded. If you plan to attend,please RSVP here.
The ICSEW is sponsoring a half-day training is March 23 in Lacey on Conflict Management. As per WAC 292-110-010 “Use of State Resources,” please make sure to check with your state agency’s policy about distributing information.
When:8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Monday, March 23
Where: Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE Olympia, WA
$150 — Early Bird Tickets
$200— Government & Non-Profit
$250 — General Admission
Registration Info: Here is a link to register on EventBrite. Use discount code ICSEW to save an additional $50.00 off the already reduced government rate! The discount code is valid until February 24.
Who Can Benefit
This is a great training for anyone interested in learning how to manage conflict for themselves and others. It’s also great for supervisors, managers and HR professionals who help others deal with conflict in the workplace.
Conflict is a normal part of any social and organizational setting—the challenge of conflict lies in how we deal with it.
Concealed, avoided or otherwise ignored, conflict will likely fester only to grow into resentment, create withdrawal or cause problems within an organization.
Experience the Results
In this fun and informative workshop, learn the three productive conflict skills that increase employee engagement and customer satisfaction.
Our partners with the Latino Leadership Network, Washington Immigrant Network, along with Results Washington are sponsoring a free workshop Sept. 27 on supporting colleagues who have been impacted by immigration issues.
The The current climate in the U.S. regarding immigration impacts many people in numerous ways. The people who are impacted are likely to be suffering silently with fear and worry.
This gathering is co-hosted by LLN and WIN leaders Marlene White and Christine Stalie as well as María Sigüenza, Executive Director of the state Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
Attendees will hear the voices of those who face different impacts from current immigration actions. Through sensitive sharing, we will hear and learn about the true experiences our colleagues are facing right now and what we can do to support them.
A Human Workplace fosters the practice of compassion, inclusion, and love in the workplace. This is an opportunity to put these in to practice by opening our hearts and minds to our colleagues, to convey belonging, care, respect, and support of their humanity and dignity.