SWPA Participation at ASPA's National Conference (March 13, 2017)
Chair: Hillary Knepper
National Conference Program Liaison: Suzanne Discenza
SWPA participates throughout the ASPA National Conference both in program and events. A SWPA liaison is designated to the ASPA Conference Program Committee to assure that a representative number of gender-related sessions are approved and that women are represented proportionate to their membership in the Society on the Conference Program.
Professional Development Workshop
Women in Leadership: Myths, [Mis]perceptions, and Alternate Realities (Friday, March 17th – 1:00-4:00pm)
Panelists will include:
A Practitioner-Academic Exchange: What practices contribute to building a public service workforce that recognizes and builds upon contemporary social equity and diversity?
Annual SWPA Member's Meeting
An Annual Meeting of the Section membership is scheduled each year during the ASPA National Conference. SWPA members and guests are encouraged to attend and learn firsthand about SWPA business and activities. This is an opportunity for dialogue and suggestions among the members and to the officers and Board about current and future Section activities. In response to SWPA members recommendations, a special professional development focus is planned at National Conference. The results of the SWPA election are announced during this meeting.
Annual SWPA National Award's Breakfast (Monday, March 12th, 7:30am – 9:00am)
The annual SWPA Awards Breakfast has become a tradition, open to all ASPA members and their guests. The Breakfast offers the opportunity for SWPA to invite ASPA members to join them in honoring women through its National Awards Program and listen to an outstanding featured speaker of significant accomplishment. At the breakfast, the new SWPA officers are introduced and the SWPA National Awards are bestowed on four women honored for contributions to the field of public administration; for outstanding research in gender-related issues for outstanding service to SWPA; and for contributions to the field of public administration internationally at the Annual National Awards Breakfast.
Exhibit Area - Booth Coordinator
This is a wonderful way to represent SWPA , meet delegates and coordinate the officers, board and member volunteers in this fun and very important assignment.
SWPA National Awards Program
The Awards Committee solicits nominations for the four National Awards that SWPA bestows each year. These are: