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2017 Local Casper Leap into Leadership Agenda

Leap into Leadership Casper

2017 Event Agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th 

Casper Regional Training Center

2220 Bryan Stock Trail

Casper, Wyoming 82601

307-237-4400

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Sign in & Registration

8:30 am: Welcome & program introduction by Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Rewiring Leadership Part I: Cultivating Great Leaders and Great Lives 

Our world is getting busier, faster, fuller. Each of us must process 5 times more information on a daily basis than 25 years ago. Now is the time to learn new skills to manage today’s pressures. Led by Sara Flitner, Rewiring Leadership combines neuroscience and pragmatic mindfulness tools to deepen effectiveness and connections.

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Make It Happen: Overcoming Barriers to Public Service

A panel discussion moderated by former Representative Rosie Berger on the unique challenges women face in their pursuit of leadership roles. Featuring panelists Representative Debbie Bovee, Casper Councilwoman Amanda Huckabay and Natrona County School Board Trustee Toni Billings.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm:  Rewiring Leadership Part II: Developing Soft Skills 

“Soft skills” like resilience, self-awareness, empathy, and focus are proving to be the skills of the future, with top employers like Apple and Google working to cultivate these skills in their team members. Why? Because those skills are the underpinning for productive, effective leaders and what develops high levels of well-being in the workplace. During this session, led by Sara Flitner, you will learn to build the mental muscle that leads to better ways of navigating today’s challenges

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: One Step at a Time: Building a Civic Resume that Positions You for Success

Former Representative Rosie Berger leads a workshop on identifying opportunities to build your civic resume while developing new skills and expanding your network.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Evaluations and Closing by Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership


Leap into Leadership Announces Casper Event Agenda

NEWS RELEASE                    CONTACT: Kristin Walker

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017           307-690-4705, info@wyowlc.org

Leap into Leadership Announces Casper Event Agenda

Local Workshop to Focus on Resiliency, Civic Resume Building & Overcoming Obstacles 

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced a local Leap into Leadership workshop will be held in Casper, Wyoming on Wednesday, October 5th at the Casper Regional Training Center.

“From serving on a local school board or in the state legislature, to owning your own business or heading up civic organizations, there are endless opportunities for women to make a meaningful difference across our state,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson.

“Casper is an incredible community with tremendous talent,” continued WyoWLC Co-Chair Cathy Connolly. “We are pleased to bring Leap into Leadership to Casper and hope women throughout central Wyoming will be able to join us.”

“Leap into Leadership is designed for any woman looking to cultivate or grow their leadership skills – be it personally, professionally or in the public arena,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis. “We want women to be a part of the leadership conversation and to seek out opportunities they might not have previously considered. Leap into Leadership will give you the tools, resources, confidence and encouragement to do just that.”

Leap into Leadership Casper will be held Wednesday, October 5th at the Casper Regional Training Center. The program will feature workshops, seminars and panel discussions on bolstering female leadership across Wyoming. Speakers include former Representative and WyoWLC founder Rosie Berger, Representative Debbie Bovee, Councilwoman Amanda Huckbay, and former Mayor of Jackson Sara Flitner of Flitner Strategies. The full Leap into Leadership Casper agenda may be found at www.wyowlc.org.

Workshop topics and discussions will range from developing leadership skills including resiliency, self-awareness, empathy and focus; overcoming barriers to public service; and building a civic resume that positions you for success.

To register for the Casper Leap into Leadership workshop, please visit http://wyowlc.org/leap-into-leadership/register/. The cost for attending the entire program is $45 if registered before September 30th, or $50 if registered after the 30th. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Jessica Jaubert at 307-203-6288 or info@wyowlc.org for details.

About the WYWLC
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for greater participation of women in leadership roles across the state of Wyoming. The Caucus founded and continues to run ‘Leap into Leadership’ programs in communities across the state to inform, educate and engage Wyoming women in leadership roles in both the public and private sector.

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Olympia Snowe to Headline 10th Annual Leap into Leadership

Olympia Snowe to Headline 10th Annual Leap into Leadership
Former Maine Senator to Deliver Keynote Address at Event Hosted by WyoWLC

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced that former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Leap into Leadership (L2L) February 27th & 28th, 2017 in Cheyenne.

“Senator Olympia Snowe epitomizes what it means to be an effective, collaborative leader. Her ability to work with others, find common ground and achieve thoughtful solutions through compromise is something we can all learn from,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Ruth Ann Petroff. “We are thrilled to have her as our keynote speaker for Leap Into Leadership and hope she will inspire others to continue to work together on a local, state and national level.”

“We are immensely proud that Leap Into Leadership is celebrating its 10th year –  continuing its mission of supporting female leadership in our great state,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Mary Throne. “Diverse voices are essential to achieving balanced solutions that serve everyone in our state. It’s our hope that Leap Into Leadership will continue to encourage Wyoming women to be part of the conversation and take on leadership roles.”

L2L will be held February 27th & 28th at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne. The program will feature workshops, seminars and panel discussions on bolstering female leadership across Wyoming. Senator Snowe will deliver the keynote speech at the Legislative Dinner on February 27th. The full L2L agenda will be released in early January and made available at www.wyowlc.org.

Senator Snowe is the first woman in U.S. history to serve in both chambers of a state legislature and both chambers of Congress. She was the first Greek American woman to serve in Congress and the youngest Republican woman elected to the U.S. House.

Senator Snowe made the decision not to seek a fourth term in the U.S. Senate in order to take her fight for bipartisanship in a different direction. She authored the book Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate In Congress and now serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center where she harnesses her insider’s knowledge to promote civility and change from outside of Congress.

To register for the dinner or the full L2L program, please visit http://wyowlc.org/leap-into-leadership/register/. The cost for attending the entire program is $60 if registered before January 31st, or $75 if registered after the 31st.  Cost for the dinner and reception is only $40. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Jessica Jaubert at 307-203-6288 orinfo@wyowlc.org for details.

About the WYWLC
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, sponsored by The Equipoise Fund, is a non-partisan organization that advocates for greater participation of women in leadership roles across the state of Wyoming. The Caucus founded and continues to run ‘Leap into Leadership’ programs in communities across the state to inform, educate and engage Wyoming women in leadership roles in both the public and private sector.

The Equipoise Fund is a nonprofit, private operating foundation with a mission to energize, enrich and encourage the vision, voice and visibility of the women and girls of Wyoming.


Register for Leap into Leadership 2016

Join us February 25 and 26th in Cheyenne for the ninth annual Leap into Leadership.

Click here to register today!

Entire Leap Into Leadership event = $60 / $50 early bird*

February 25 Reception & Dinner = $30 / $25 early bird*
*Register and pay by February 5, 2016 for Early Bird Pricing

*Registration closes February 21, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brigid Schulte

Award winning journalist and author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.”

Leap Into Leadership 2016 Event Agenda
THURSDAY, February 25, 2016
Little America, Cheyenne
2800 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009
307-775-8400

12:00 pm -1:00 pm: Sign in & registration in Grand Ballroom A

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm: “Launching a Campaign” workshop with Katie Groke Ellis, Vote Run Lead

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Wyoming Panel on Running for Office in Wyoming featuring Gale Geringer, Amy Milczewski, Kathryn Boswell and Aimee Van Cleave

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Break

4:45 – 5:45 pm: Wyoming Public Media & Leadership Wyoming Class of 2016

Closing the gender gap in Wyoming’s Legislature. Finding ways to encourage women to run for the Legislature.

Currently Wyoming ranks 46th in percentage of women in its Legislature.  What can we do in both the short and long term to increase the number of women in the Wyoming Legislature?  This question was posed by Leadership Wyoming Class of 2016, as part of their Class Project.

This portion of the event is free and open to the public, however, if you are not registered for Leap into Leadership, you must register ahead of time by contacting Diana Dennison at ddenison@uwyo.edu.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Book Signing & Cocktail Reception in Grand Ballroom C

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Legislative Dinner featuring keynote speaker Brigid Schulte, award winning author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

FRIDAY, February 26, 2016
Jonah Financial Center
3001 Pershing Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-777-7881

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast hosted by Auditor Cynthia Cloud (Location TBD)

10:00am – 11:00 am: Introduction to Wyoming State Legislature, House & Senate

11:00 am: Program close

An annual event since 2008, Leap into Leadership offers workshops, networking opportunities and speakers targeted for Wyoming women seeking to cultivate and expand their leadership skills and opportunities. For more information, contact info@wyowlc.org or 307-690-4705.

WyoWLC Rallies Behind Esther Hobart Morris for New $10 Bill

The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) is encouraging Wyoming citizens to rally behind Esther Hobart Morris, the first woman to serve as justice of the peace and a pioneer for women’s suffrage, for placement on the new $10 bill.
“Wyoming has a long and storied history of female firsts,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Mary Throne. “From the first woman to cast a vote to the first woman elected Governor, Wyoming has been home to some of the biggest milestones in women’s history. Esther Hobart Morris’s appointment as justice of the peace was among the very first of these landmark achievements and helped to trigger additional momentum in the women’s suffrage movement.”
“Esther Hobart Morris’s importance as a symbol for women’s suffrage and women serving in public office makes her worthy of this honor,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Ruth Ann Petroff. “As justice of the peace, she not only proved that women could serve in such capacities, but that they could competently and successfully manage public office.”
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recently announced that a woman will be represented on the new $10 bill and is asking for public input into what female should be on the currency. The WyoWLC is asking Wyoming citizens to show their support for Esther Hobart Morris by signing an online petition at www.estherhobartmorrris.com, and posting on social media with the hashtag #TheNew10.
In 1870, Esther Hobart Morris was appointed the nation’s first female justice of the peace in South Pass City, Wyoming. During her tenure, she competently ruled on 26 cases, none of which were ever reversed on appeal. In a time when women across the nation were still denied many rights, Morris broke down barriers proving that a woman could capably hold office.
The U.S. Department of Treasury is asking for public input into which woman should be on the $10 bill.  They are asking citizens to use the hashtag #TheNew10 on social media to share their ideas, symbols, designs or any other feedback that can inform the Secretary as he considers options for the $10 redesign. For more information the #TheNew10 campaign, visit https://thenew10.treasury.gov.
To get involved and show their support for Wyoming suffrage icon Esther Hobart Morris, Wyoming citizens can:
• Visit www.estherhobartmorris.com to sign the WyoWLC’s petition asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to place Esther Hobart Morris on the new $10 note
• Post and share posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #TheNew10
• ‘Like’ the WYOWLC’s Facebook page for the latest news on #TheNew10 & information regarding WY’s many female firsts (www.facebook.com/WyoWLC)

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