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Morning Speaker: Mary Lucas

Mary Lucas, author of Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher's Wisdom, is an internationally recognized speaker, sharing insights and lessons she has learned through her career as a renowned staffing professional. Mary has 35 years’ experience in the staffing industry, or as she likes to call it, the people business.  Having climbed the corporate ladder from an entry-level customer service role to a C-level executive position, her professional background includes sales, marketing, operations, training, service delivery, talent acquisition, and organizational and executive coaching.

Afternoon Speaker: Donna Craig

Donna is the Founder and President of Leadership Resources LLC, a franchise partner office of Leadership Management International, Inc. (LMI) She emphatically believes that people are the greatest resource in building successful organizations. Her business, Leadership Resources, LLC, specializes in personal and organizational training and development. With experience from retail to academia to owning 2 businesses, Donna's clients have the advantage of her 25+ years of experience in the fields of sales, management, recruiting, people development and strategic planning.

Afternoon Speaker: LaNesha Washington

LaNesha Washington, SHRM-CP, is a certified Human Resources professional with over 10 years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. LaNesha holds a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication from Wichita State University, and a master’s degree in human resources management from Webster University. LaNesha is currently the Human Resources Manager at Johnson County Parks and Recreation. 

Registration is now open for the 2022 Women's Leadership Summit. Join us for an all day event on August 31, 2022 at the Great Overland Station in Topeka, KS. This event is open to all levels of professionals and students.

Join us in Topeka to step out of your day-to-day routine and take the time to prioritize you. This summit will provide an opportunity to be mindful of what your priorities are for yourself, so you are ready to face what the future holds personally and professionally.

August 31, 2022

Great Overland Station
200 NW Railroad St.
Topeka, KS

$75 for professionals, $25 for student

Lunch, Networking Reception, and CEUs

Hotel Information:
Hotel Topeka at City Center
1717 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612

Book here: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13576?groupID=3513775


7:30 am - 8:30 am 

8:30 am 
Registration Opens

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Morning Session
Speaker: Mary Lucas

 10:30 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 11:50 am
Fitness Stretch Break

11:50 am - 12:45 am

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Afternoon Session
Speaker: Donna Craig

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Resume and Professional Online Presence Session
Presenter: LaNesha Washington, JCPRD, Human Resources Manager

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking Reception

Thank you to our sponsors!


2021 WLS participants

2020 WLS participants

2019 WLS participants

For questions or more information about upcoming workshops, please contact the KRPA office at (785) 235-6533 or jamie@krpa.org.

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