5th Annual WCMA Women's Leadership Seminar

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5th Annual WCMA Women's Leadership Seminar

The WCMA Women’s Leadership Committee presents the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Seminar: Communication for Effective Leadership

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Hilton Garden Inn 151401 CTH NN Wausau, WI 54401

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  • 7 hours 15 minutes
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9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: Interpersonal Communication - Collaborate Better and Resolve Conflict Before it Starts

Speaker: Terra Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting

and Resident Service; 14 - Communication and Information Sharing

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Working with Elected Officials: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Panelists will share their insight and answer questions on navigating working relationships with a variety of elected officials

Moderator: Nicola Maurer, Administration Director, City of Platteville


  • Tracy Carlson, Administrator, Village of Baldwin
  • Dawn Wagner, Administrator, Village of Saukville
  • Gaylene Rhoden, Administrator, Town of Rib Mountain
  • Kathy Schlieve, Administrator, City of Waupun

Addresses ICMA Practice Area 2 – Community Engagement; 8 Policy Facilitation and Implementation

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Ready to Lead: What does it take to assume a leadership role in local government? Speaker: Elizabeth Yanke, Member Services Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas: 4 – Staff Effectiveness; 5 – Personal Resiliency and Development; 13 – Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Life as a Municipal Leader: Public Servant is Only Part of the Equation, Not the Entire Sum: How to fulfill your obligations as a public servant without losing yourself

Moderator: Sharon Eveland, Village Administrator, Village of Shorewood Hills


  • Chris Anderson, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Shorewood
  • Maureen Murphy, Administrator, Village of Mount Pleasant
  • Jennifer Lopez, Village Administrator, Village of Edgar

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas 4 – Staff Effectiveness; 5 – Personal Resiliency and Development

3:15 – 4:15 P.M. Closing Keynote: Resiliency - Roots and Shoots: How to balance our need to slow things down when the world is constantly speeding up. Speaker: Steve Baue, President and CEO of ERC

Addresses ICMA Practice Area 5 – Personal Resiliency and Development

Registrants from WCMA Member Communities are eligible for the member rate.


Keynote Terra Fletcher will have a book signing at the seminar. You can purchase her book “Flex Your

Communication: 47 Tips for Every Day Success at Work” here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1095306715/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

There will be some books onsite for purchase for $10.

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