The live-streaming seminar will connect female public safety officers and their supervisors with industry leading experts who will share their proven best practices to foster growth and development among women in public safety. With record-breaking registration numbers already seen for the April event, this is a discussion female colleagues, teams, and departments won’t want to miss.
The Women in Public Safety Leadership Summit will be held as a virtual event on April 22-23 and will cover timely topics, such as preparation for success, leadership and culture, recruitment strategies, and physical strength. Here’s a look at a few of the speakers and topics to take the virtual stage:
The conference will kick-off with a panel discussion on how to continue professional success by generating a positive work/life balance with Morgan Kane, patrol district commander, Washington D.C. Metropolitan, and Karen Mory, senior special agent, and Erin Parker, retired, special agent in charge, office of correctional safety, California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. Panelists will explore processes to improve work and life schedules, communication approaches with supervisors and co-workers to sustain a heavy workload while managing your personal life, and strategies to prepare for major life occasions such as weddings, vacations, and starting a family.
Attendees will also learn how to reach your peak and stand out from the crowd when preparing for promotion. Mory will lead the session along with Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, sergeant, cadet program coordinator, recruiting unit, Columbus Division of Police. They will explore how to conduct research and due diligence in your desired career path, the value of mentors and supervisors in your application approach, and how to use mock interviews to prepare for the real thing.
Conference chairperson Sabrina Richardson, commander, New Orleans Police Department, and Mandy Nice, tactical program manager, The National Strength and Conditioning Association, will lead a session to stay strong using techniques to improve physical strength and safety for female officers. Richardson and Nice will discuss how to generate goals for female officers in areas for improvement to help them in times of confrontation, what it takes to implement a training plan to help female officers achieve their goal, and the value in educational classes to share experiences and specific incidents including testimonials, training experts, video analysis, and practical training.
Other hot-button topics covered during seminar will include:
- Advanced planning when preparing to start a family
- How to develop a positive leadership mentality in all aspects of your role
- Guidance and wisdom through mentorship
- Transform organizational culture to empower female officers
- Marketing strategies to attract interested female candidates
The conference will also feature a virtual networking reception in FRA’s virtual lobby. Participants will be able to turn on their cameras and experience face-to-face networking with peers, colleagues, and speakers across the country to benchmark best practices, exchange ideas, and collaborate on the continued success of female public safety officers.