Utah Women’s Policy Conference

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Utah Women’s Policy Conference

When:
August 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am – August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
2018-08-23T08:00:00-06:00
2018-08-24T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
Thomson S Monson Center
411 East South Temple Salt Lake City
UT 84111

Utah Women's Policy Conference August 23-24Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday, August 24, 2018, 8 AM – 12 PM
Special Pre-Conference Session – Wednesday, August 22

Thomas S. Monson Center
411 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

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The Utah Women’s Policy Conference is the first and only event of its kind, bringing together the state’s leading experts and advocates on women’s policy issues, state legislators and policymakers, and Utahns who care about advancing the well-being of all Utah women and girls. The YWCA Public Official of the Year Award will be presented at a special luncheon on Thursday, August 23 and on Friday, August 24 attendees will hear from legislators who are spearheading current policy efforts in Utah. Through working sessions in the YWCA’s three policy priority areas, the Women’s Policy Conference is a unique opportunity to overcome divisiveness, develop shared understanding, and elevate the conversation around critical issues impacting our state. Scroll down for the full conference schedule.

Utah Women's Policy Conference Welcoming Keynote Speaker Chandra Childers, PhDWelcoming Keynote Speaker Chandra Childers, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Presenting The Well-Being of Women in Utah in 2018

Be the first to glimpse the latest compilation of data on the status of women in our state from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and YWCA Utah. Dr. Childers is joining us from Washington, DC to present the new Utah report and share her expertise in identifying gender and racial barriers.

$50 registration ($45  for YWCA members)

Not a member? Join today and get exclusive discounts.


Martín Carcasson Utah Women's Policy ConferencePre-Conference Session with Martín Carcasson, PhD

Director, Center for Public Deliberation, Colorado State University

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 8 AM – 5 PM

Building on the innovative policy advocacy model presented at the YWCA’s Policy Convening last year, Dr. Carcasson returns to lead hands-on training on concrete skills for leading and participating in effective policy-making processes, especially as they relate to the YWCA’s policy priorities. Participants will have the opportunity to apply your skills at small group sessions during the main conference on August 23-24. Register for the pre-conference session and get the conference registration included!

Space is limited, register today!

$35 registration ($25 for YWCA members)*

Not a member? Join today and get exclusive discounts.

*Note: registrants for this option will be asked to facilitate small group conversations during the full Conference August 23-24.

Sponsored in part by the Utah Women’s Giving Circle


Conference Schedule*

Wednesday, August 22 (Pre-Conference Session)

8:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast

8:30   Welcome & Introduction
Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy, YWCA Utah

Wicked Problems & Deliberative Engagement
Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., Director, Center for Public Deliberation, Colorado State University

10:15  Break

10:30  Deliberative Facilitation Skills

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Facilitation Practice & Debrief

2:30  Break

2:45  Women’s Policy Priority Topics
Conference Discussion Materials & Process

4:30  Wrap-Up/Q&A

5:00  Close

Thursday, August 23

8:00  Registration | Continental Breakfast

8:45  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy, YWCA Utah

8:55  Introduction of Speaker
Pamela Perlich, Ph.D., Director of Demographic Research
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah
YWCA Utah Women’s Well-Being Initiative Advisory Committee

9:00  Keynote Address: 2018 Report on the Well-Being of Women in Utah
Chandra Childers, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington D.C.

9:45  Break

10:00  Overview of Women’s Policy Initiatives in Utah
YWCA Utah & Partner Advocacy Organizations

11:30  Deliberative Community Engagement & Public Policy
Samantha Ball, Ph. D., Research Associate, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

12:00  YWCA Public Official of the Year Awards Luncheon
Honoring Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Representative Becky Edwards

1:00  Economic Empowerment and Advancement for Women & Girls: Utah Issues & Opportunities
Community Deliberation: Access to High Quality, Affordable Childcare & Early Childhood Education
Tracy Gruber, Director, Office of Child Care, Utah Department of Workforce Services

1:30 Community Deliberation: Access to Childcare & Early Education

2:45  Break

3:00  Racial Justice and Civil Rights for Women & Girls of Color: Utah Issues & Opportunities
Juvenile Justice & Education Equity
Kim Cordova, Executive Director, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

3:30 Community Deliberation: Juvenile Justice Reform

4:45  Wrap-Up & Overview

5:00  Close

Friday, August 24

8:00  Registration | Continental Breakfast

8:30  Welcome & Introductions

8:45  Legislative Panel: Progress & Opportunities for Advancing Utah Women & Girls
Moderator: Dr. Teresa Garrett, Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing, YWCA Utah Public Policy Committee
Panel:
Jake Anderegg, State Senator
Becky Edwards, State Representative
Angela Romero, State Representative
Ray Ward, State Representative

9:45  Break

10:00  Health and Safety for Women & Girls: Utah Issues & Opportunities
Maternal Mental Health Care
Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Utah Department of Health

10:30 Community Deliberation: Maternal Mental Health

11:45  Moving Forward for All Utah Women & Girls
Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy, YWCA Utah

12:00  Close


 

Utah Women’s Policy Conference 2018 Advisory Committee

Thank you to YWCA community partners for assisting with conference planning and materials and for their advocacy leadership on issues important to Utah women and girls.