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Professional Development Series: Workshop on Negotiation

WWIG’s Professional Development series is designed to provide leadership, mentorship and to bring together women from different backgrounds and ideologies to share experiences and foster diversity through professional networking sessions.

About the Workshop: Negotiation

The workshop will be an educational training opportunity to learn about and refine attendees’ negotiation skills.

The program will address negotiation skills applicable to:

  • Contracts
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Day to day work product

Who Should Attend

The Professional Skills Workshop is an opportunity for women in all stages of their career! 

1:00 - 1:15 pm Check -in

1:15 - 2:45 pm 
Principled Negotiation: What it is and why we should try it
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the basic approach to principled negotiation. Principled negotiation, developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and detailed in the book Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury, focuses on problem-solving, mutual gains and decisions based on the merits. It's a style of negotiation where people get what they're entitled to while still remaining decent. 

Gina M. Pruski, Director of Training and Development, Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD)

2:45 - 3:00 pm Break 

3:00 - 4:15 pm Managing Negotiations Panel

Real world advice from experienced negotiators about what works and what doesn't

Emily Feinstein, Partner, Quarles & Brady
Joanne Lipo Zovic, Professor Marquette Law School
Jennifer Gonda, City of Milwaukee

4:15 - 5:00 pm Networking Reception (cash bar)


4:15 - 5:00 pm   Networking Reception 
                               (cash bar)

Registration Information

Public Sector  $35.00

Private Sector $50.00

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A WWIG Special Event: Reception to honor women that have dedicated their careers to conservation and public service

Wisconsin Women in Government is collaborating with the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association and Wisconsin Counties Association to host a special event the evening of Monday, March 9th in Appleton, WI. 

The event is in conjunction with the WI Land + Water association’s 62nd annual conference, and will honor women that have dedicated their careers to conservation and public service. Awardees include:

  • Patricia Leavenworth, former United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist;
  • Kathy Pielsticker, former Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection bureau director and division administrator;
  • Lloyd Eagan, former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Southcentral regional director;
  • Paula Carow, former Rusk County Conservationist
  • Nancy Barker, Winnebago County Board Supervisor and Land Conservation Committee Secretary

The event will be held at Good Company in Appleton.  Networking will take place from 5:00pm-6:30pm including light appetizers and a cash bar, followed by a short program featuring remarks from the honorees. After the program attendees are welcome to join the honorees for dinner (but you have to pay for your own dinner, not sure how to state that?) 

Cost:  $10

Register here

If not attending the conference, click the "not attending conference" button. Select Monday night event at bottom of form to register.

After the program attendees are welcome to join the honorees for dinner.
Separate cost, each individual will pay for their own dinner.