OKLAHOMA CITY – Defining and establishing leadership styles in business and public service will be the topic of the November Practice & Policy Lecture Series presented by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). "Leaders Matter: Women and Men in Leadership Positions" will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City. The lecture is free and open to the public. Individuals who registered for the lecture prior to Oct. 29 should be aware the speaker and topic have changed.
Kitti Asberry is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women and a longtime community activist and volunteer. Asberry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix. In addition, she is a 1986 graduate of the George Meany School of Political Science and Labor Studies in Washington, D.C.
Asberry will discuss leadership as a process of social influence and strategies to refine and practice leadership styles for women and men in the public and private sectors.
The Practice & Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the DHS Office of Performance Outcomes and Accountability (OPOA) and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from one another.
DHS staff can receive training credit for this event. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for social worker professionals. For more information and registration, visit the Practice & Policy Lecture Series website or contact the DHS Office of Performance Outcomes and Accountability at (405) 521-3552 or by email at DHS.LectureSeries@okdhs.org.