Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, November 15, 2021

Women in Government seminar applications due 12/10

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Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) is accepting applications to its Leadership Seminar, a two-day professional development and knowledge-building opportunity offered in partnership with the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Applications are due December 10.

Twenty-five participants will convene on the UW–Madison campus on February 25 and March 4, 2022, for two full days of instruction, learning activities, and networking. Courses will cover a broad range of issues, including organizational structure and gender politics, that will resonate with women working in or with government.

The small cohort ensures all participants have direct access to the instructors. It also enables participants to actively apply course material and develop relationships with faculty and each other.

“Our partnership with the La Follette School enables us to connect their renowned faculty members with emerging leaders in Wisconsin,” said WWIG President Amanda Graham. “This is a unique, rewarding, and enriching program that positions women for growth and success in their careers. We are thrilled to bring it back.”

Instructors include La Follette School faculty members Susan Webb Yackee, Mariel Barnes, and Denia Garcia.

Women who work in local, state, or federal government, as well as women who interact with the government as part of their private-sector employment, are encouraged to apply. Participants must commit to attending both days of instruction. Tuition is $400 and includes lunch and refreshments.

Program costs not covered by tuition are funded by the WWIG Gala and generous sponsors, including the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Founded in 1987, WWIG is a nonpartisan volunteer organization that recognizes and supports women by providing scholarships as well as educational and networking opportunities. WWIG and the La Follette School launched the leadership seminar in 2001. It is supported by the annual WWIG Gala and generous sponsors, including the Wisconsin Counties Association.

In 2018, WWIG and the La Follette School received a Community-University Partnership Award from UW–Madison for the School’s long-time collaboration with the nonprofit organization.