What’s Next? Women Making a Difference in Their Community
Have you realized your professional goals? Have you realized your personal and
family goals? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Or are you
ready to follow your passion? Women who are accomplished in their professional
and family lives now face a time when they wonder what’s next.
Focusing on community and civic leadership, this six-week session is designed to
help women who want to explore their personal ‘next step.’ This program will
help each woman identify her personal passion and develop a plan for leadership
in her local community.
At the end of the six-week session each participant will be able to:
- Articulate personal passion and understand how that can influence the
- Present one’s credentials by identifying individual skills and
- Appreciate the role of public policy in our communities.
- Express increased confidence in tools of effective communication as
- Understand the context of women in leadership.
Class size is limited. Enroll today to ensure that you secure your
place in the program!
Fall 2009 Class Schedule
Students will be asked to pick either the Park or UMKC location allowing for
a cohort-group experience. The teachers, curriculum and resources will be
identical between the two locations.
|Week 1: Introduction and Finding Your Passion & What We Know about
|Week 2: Building Your Capacity to Contribute: Democracy and the
Unscripted Future & How Public Policy Made
|Week 3: Women and Power
|Week 4: Paths to Leadership-Presenting Yourself
|Week 5: Path to Leadership-Meetings 101 & Presenting your
|Week 6: Next Steps Forward
Park University: (Classes are held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Park University's Downtown
Kansas City Campus Center - 911 Main, 9th Floor)
University of Missouri-Kansas City: (Classes are held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Brookside Room, Administrative Center, 5115 Oak - public parking is across the
Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D. is Dean of the Hauptmann
School for Public Affairs and professor of public administration
at Park University. DiPadova-Stocks is a national advocate for
the responsibility of higher education to engage with the
community for the common good. She serves on the National
Council of the American Society for Public Administration, and
on the Advisory Committee of One KC Voice. DiPadova-Stocks’
primary research interests are authority, hierarchy, and
leadership. She earned her Ph.D. in public administration and
policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and
Policy, State University of New York at Albany.
Julie Warm, Ph.D. has extensive experience in local government, non-profit
management, and higher education administration. She originally trained as a
city planner and city manager and served in those capacities in Ohio,
Nevada, and Missouri. For the last twenty years, Warm has worked in academe
as a community liaison, administrator, and researcher. Dr. Warm’s academic
preparation focused on organizational drivers for social entrepreneurship.
She is an advocate for people with disabilities and has served on the board
for the Developmental Disability Services for Jackson County EITAS, a
county-level funding agency. Currently she is a member of the Kansas City
Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities.
The Hon. Kay Barnes was Kansas City’s first woman mayor. Elected in 1999, she
was the 54th Mayor of Kansas City and was re-elected for a second term in
2003. Barnes now serves at Park University’s Hauptmann School for Public
Affairs as the founding Director of the Center for Leadership as well as
Distinguished Professor for Public Leadership. Kay Barnes
exemplifies the best in public service leadership. Engaging in the complex
work of building partnerships with other jurisdictions and other sectors of
society, she has worked tirelessly to revive a beloved American city.
Students will be asked to pick either the
UMKC location allowing for a cohort-group experience. The
teachers, curriculum and resources will be identical between
the two locations. The cost is $100 for the entire 6-week
program and includes all materials and expenses, other than
transportation and parking. A certificate of completion will be awarded.
Kecia Harrison at (816) 559-5616 or
for information about classes at Park University.
Julie Warm at (816) 235-1409 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for information
about classes at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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