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Moxie Conference Speakers

Breakout Sessions

The 2016 Moxie Conference is May 26 at Madison Marriott West. Click on the session title to learn more about the breakout.
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 Breakout Session Title
Presenter(s)Morning Session
9:45-11:15a
Afternoon Session
1:15-2:45p

Shared Leadership: The Art of Transformational Relationships

This session is full. 

Geraldine Paredes Vásquez & Amanda Yu
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About Us: Fostering Transformational Relationships Through the Power of Story-tellingLaura Minero
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Beyond the Differences: Improving Intergenerational Relationships in the WorkplaceAngela Arrington
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Change from Within: Becoming an IntrapreneurLaura Gmeinder
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Advancing Your Leadership: Moving Into Leadership and Transforming Your Organization
Deb Raupp
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Stop Playing Safe: Courageous Actions to Create a Brighter FutureLinda Jorn
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Creating Change: How to Build Organizational EquityAngela Russell, Jordan Bingham & Colleen Butler
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The Warrior Within: Tapping Into Your Inner StrengthMaura Cullen
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AM1—Shared Leadership: The Art of Transformational Relationships (This session is full.)

Geraldine Paredes Vásquez, Racial Justice Programs Coordinator at YWCA Madison; Amanda Yu, Candidate Relations Manager at Nordic Consulting Partners

Shared Leadership is about being intentionally inclusive, self-reflective, and open to engage with conflict as an opportunity for personal and organizational growth. Participants will explore the often unseen aspects of bias, power, emotions and kinship as they frame relationships in the workplace. You will also learn about conflict transformation and equitable relationship building strategies.

AM2—About Us: Fostering Transformational Relationships Through the Power of Story-telling

Laura Minero, UW Madison Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student

Using the innate power of storytelling, this workshop will provide a platform for professionals and leaders to build transformational relationships with each other and learn how to utilize story-telling in their own work and services they provide for others.

AM3 & PM1—Beyond the Differences: Improving Intergenerational Relationships in the Workplace

Angela Arrington, Administrative Law Judge at Department of Workforce Development

Many generations exist in the modern economy. This session will focus on bridging generational differences that often arise with different work styles, technology, and communication in the workplace.  

AM4 & PM2—Change from Within: Becoming an Intrapreneur

Laura Gmeinder, Leadership Coach & Business Consultant

What does it take to bring you big idea into reality? This session walks you through the steps you can take to become an entrepreneur through case studies of successful business launches. Work for a large organization? No problem! You will learn how to be an intrapreneur, someone who uses an entrepreneurial mindset within her own company to lead positive change.

AM5 & PM3—Advancing Your Leadership: Moving Into Leadership and Transforming Your Organization

Deb Raupp, Raupp Consulting CEO/Owner

In this session, we'll discuss proven traits of successful leaders. We'll explore how leaders advance their vision while transforming themselves and their organizations. How can women (and men) tap their innate leadership talents? How can YOU be the best leader, and advance yourself? We'll explore these questions and develop specific actions to advance and transform our organizations.

AM6 & PM4—Stop Playing Safe: Courageous Actions to Create a Brighter Future

Linda Jorn, Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies and DoIT Director of Academic Technology at UW-Madison

While advances in brain imaging technology show that human beings are wired to avoid risk, this session will encourage you to be vulnerable and take courageous action to make change. By choosing not to play it safe, you will develop your potential, achieve your aspirations, and grow in community.

PM5—Creating Change: How to Build Organizational Equity

Angela Russell; Jordan Bingham; Colleen Butler, YWCA Madison Racial Justice Director

Making real change after a conference is challenging. In this session, you will learn about specific tools and processes that will allow you to embed equitable and inclusive practices in the day-to-day work of your organization. Presenters will share examples from the public, private, and non-profit sectors highlighting an evaluative process to ensure equity moves from theory to reality.

PM6—The Warrior Within: Tapping Into Your Inner Strength

Maura Cullen, Diversity and Leadership Trainer

Many barriers stand in the way of success, yet within each of us is the strength to meet our fears, believe in ourselves, and trust what our gut is telling us. This session will guide you in making friends with yourself by tapping into your inner power and strength.

Keynote & Closing Sessions

Opening Keynote: Communicating for Change: Understanding Intent vs. Impact

Dr. Maura Cullen, Diversity and Leadership Trainer
When we connect to change, it’s crucial to build each other up, rather than tearing down others who are working towards the same goals. When we’re working to build more welcome and inclusive coalitions, focusing on impact, instead of intent, is key to genuine connection and change. This session will inspire you with concrete skills to transform your personal and professional relationships for career growth.

Closing Session: Connect to Change: Strengthening the Community

Rachel Neill, Vice President Candidate Relations at Nordic Consulting Partners
Ever wonder how you’ll sustain relationships and continue learning beyond a conference? This session will illustrate the power of connection through intentional networking. You will leave Moxie Conference with three concrete goals and a partner to keep you accountable.

 

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