Update: the application deadline has been extended to December 14, 2022.
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 will be available on the WWIG website on Thursday, October 20, and are due Wednesday, November 23.
The La Follette School and WWIG will host approximately 25 participants at the Pyle Center on March 3 and 10, 2023, for two full days of instruction, learning activities, and networking. Courses will cover a broad range of issues, including managing and leading in public organizations for 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.
“This long-standing partnership with WWIG and the La Follette School allows for emerging leaders from across the state to learn both from notable faculty and from one another,” said WWIG president Audra Cohen-Plata. “The Leadership Seminar is a rewarding program that positions women for growth and success in their careers. We are excited to again offer this opportunity.”
Instructors include La Follette School faculty members Susan Webb Yackee, Mariel Barnes, and Tana Johnson.
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 and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
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.