Upcoming Training: 2021 Women’s Summit

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 
  • And more…

The event will be LIVE via Zoom from a high-tech conference room at the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB).

For more details and registration information visit:   https://bit.ly/3nnbFaX

Registration is Open for the Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference

State Lean Conference is Going Virtual This Year

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.


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.


The conference will feature over twenty sessions that target a variety of different skill levels – there will be something for everyone!

Highlights include:

  • 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.


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.

Look forward to “seeing” you in October!

The Results Washington Team

Results Washington | Office of the Governor

results@gov.wa.gov | www.results.wa.gov

Confident Communication: A Women’s Summit is Oct. 16

Womens summit banner with speaker mugs

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, in partnership with the Washington Center for Women and Business and Cornerstone Coaching & Training, LLC, are hosting a daylong virtual gathering designed to help participants become a more confident communicator.

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
  • Let’s Talk About Grief
  • Self-talk Reboot
  • Getting out of Your Way
  • Mastering Your Story

Registration Information:

To register and get up-to-date information about the summit, including speakers and session descriptions visit https://www.beabetterboss-training.com/womens-summit-2.

Cost is $97 for the general public. ICSEW members will receive $30 off registration. Just enter the code ICSEW at checkout.

Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Betty Lochner betty@cornerstone-ct.com



Upcoming Webinars

home office

As more and more employees begin teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, more companies are offering professional development webinars you can take from home online.

Here are some training and support offerings from Compass Consulting and The Athena Group:

For those of you who missed the last Compass Consulting webinar, here is the recording of the Manage Stress during Difficult Times webinar:

Manage Stress during Difficult Times

1-hour Webinar

Facilitated by Amy Leneker

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.

Centering Sessions Live Online Guided Meditation

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.


Upcoming Online Training: 3 Ways to Manage Stress in Uncertain Times

Stress Management

by Rachel Friederich, ICSEW Communications Chair

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!

3 Ways to Manage Stress in Uncertain Times

  • April 1 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • April 1 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • April 28 from 10:00 – 11:00 am

Register online at www.AmyLeneker.com/Events


Amy Leneker, MPA

Leadership Consultant &

Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

Compass Consulting, LLC

Email     Amy@CompassConsultingTeam.com

Phone   (360) 455-7600

Web      www.CompassConsultingTeam.com

Upcoming Training: Leadership 101: Makings of a Great Leader

Latino Leadership Network

The Latino Leadership Network has its monthly Lunch and Learn March 9. This month’s FREE session is Leadership 101: Making of a Great Leader.  The event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Department of Labor and Industries, 7273 Linderson Ave SW in Tumwater.

From the Latino Leadership Network:

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.


Upcoming Training: Managing Conflict

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.

Training Description

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.

A Human Workplace Olympia Offers Event to Support Colleagues Impacted by Immigration

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. 

LLNThe 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.

Results Washington is partnering with the Washington Immigrant Network (WIN) and the Latino Leadership Network (LLN), for a very important, sensitive, and timely conversation to understand the impacts of immigration on our colleagues and to learn how to support them.

The gathering will be Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Helen Sommer Building, Room G015 A, B, C. Register today to reserve your seat.

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.