2018 Women's Leadership Summit

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Black Gold Golf Club

About MMASC's Women's Leadership Summit

The Women's Leadership Summit is the second of premiere annual events of the year provided by MMASC and its partners, and is in collaboration with Women Leading Government (WLG).

Connect with other women [and men], hear from dynamic and inspirational keynote speakers, participate in informative sessions and expand your skills.

Black Gold Golf Club
1 Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 93886

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Check-in beginning at 8:30 AM
Networking reception immediately following the program

Registration Rates

  Early bird Rates
​March 14 - April 7 
Regular Rates
​April 8 - May 4
MMASC Member $105 $135
WLG Member $105 $135
Nonmember $130 $160

Registration is now closed.

Cancellations received prior to April 25, 2018, will received 100% refund.
Cancellations received between April 25 - May 2, will receive 50% refund.
Substitutions from the same agency or organization will be allowed until 72 hours prior to the Women’s Leadership Summit.
Please submit all cancellations and inquiries to wls@mmasc.org

Program Agenda

8:30 AM
Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome & Introductions
9:15 AM                                                                            From Theory to Practice: How Successful Executives “Do It All”

Drink water. Wake up early. Prioritize. These are some things we see in every article about successful executives. These are all very theoretical until we have to figure out how to put them to work for ourselves. When juggling a lot of tasks: work, family, personal wellbeing, etc., how do successful executives manage to “do it all?” Our panel will share their personal stories, insights and habits that help them achieve and maintain success, and discuss what you can do to more effectively manage your success as well.  
10:15 AM Refresh
10:30 AM Networking with Executives
11:00 AM Solving the problems of the future with radical creativity and imagination

For the first time, government leaders can no longer look at history to soundly predict what the future will hold. Today, we are experiencing heightened cycles of disruption and a convergence of social, technological, and the environmental challenges the world has never seen before. In this keynote, Gabriele Almon will provide a forecast of emerging national trends and walk through how leaders can cultivate the radical creativity needed to meet every challenge (and opportunity) the future will bring civic life.
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Are You Listening? Message Transfer in a World of Distracted Listeners

Active Listening establishes a connection between speaker and listener, allowing for ease of interaction and ensuring that messages are being related completely and properly. In today’s world, however, Active Listening can prove to be quite the challenge. Things like cellphones, message notifications, and looming deadlines demand our attention and make accurate message transfer harder than ever before. We’ll discuss tips and tricks to overcome barriers to effective communication and play a bit of telephone while we’re at it!
1:30 PM                                                               What Do You Mean I’m in Charge?!

Transferring from staff to management comes with some growing pains! Hear from Christina Byrne, Public Outreach Department Manager with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as she shares tips to help pave the way from meeting structure and protocols to relationships and communication. This session is presented in partnership with CAPIO.
2:30 PM Refresh
3:00 PM From #MeToo to #TimesUp, What we ALL need to do to address sexual harassment and equity in the workplace!

The groundbreaking #MeToo anti-sexual assult and #TimesUp women's empowerment movements have become worldwide phenomenons. Both have elevated the conversation about the need for a culture shift on women's issues, as well as put the world on notice that these movements are not to be ignored. People are listening in all workplaces including local government. This panel will discuss how these movements have impacted local government and, through discussion and insight, provide tools you can use in your own organizations to properly address them.
4:00 PM Networking Reception

2018 Women's Leadership Summit Planning Committee

Kristen Nelson, City of Indian Wells, Chair
Ashley Garcia, City of Costa Mesa, Co-Chair
Monica Martinez, City of El Cajon, Co-Chair
Allison Estes, City of Yorba Linda
Victoria Rocha, City of Alhambra


For questions or more information regarding the 2018 Women's Leadership Summit, please email wls@mmasc.org