Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

​The Practice and 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 Oklahoma Department of Human Service of Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability 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 each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Practice and Policy Research Quarterly 

Recorded Lectures

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


Thursday, November 9th, noon - 1:00 pm.


Kitti Asberry

Executive Director, Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women


Leaders Matter:  Women and Men in Leadership Positions


Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73106


Click here to register.


Summary:  Most people think of leadership as a position they hold in their place of employment, however, leadership is all about attitude. While many people in leadership may view their position as one of power, leadership is actually a process of social influence which maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. Although there are multiple styles of leadership, every person in a leadership position must be able to find, define, refine, and practice the best style to fit his or her attitude. In this presentation, we will discuss several ways attitude can affect the type of leadership style you practice, and whether or not that style is the best one for improving your organization.


Kitti Asberry is a long-time community leader, activist and volunteer in Oklahoma City. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. In 2014-16 she was elected Secretary of the National Association of Commissioned Women (NACW). After her term of office, she was elected as a Director for the organization where she currently serves on the Policies and Procedures committee.
She has been advocating for local and state issues since the mid 80's. On May 19, 2007, she was the first African-American elected to serve as the Vice Chair of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party. She has held various leadership positions on the county, district and state level.


Ms. Asberry works tirelessly for women, minorities, youth and the elderly, through her volunteer work with several non-profit agencies in the Oklahoma City area. In 1976 she was employed by Western Electric, working in the Denver Gardner machine shop area. During her first year of employment, she, was elected to serve as a Union Stewardess for IBEW Local 2021. In 1979 she was employed at the OKC General Motors Assembly Plant where she served as an International Union Representative for UAW Local 1999. She has served in numerous leadership positions for civic, non-profit and community organizations.


She is a former AmeriCorps member, and Girl Scout. She is a graduate of Leadership OKC, and a member of the Leadership OKC Alumni Board representing her class. She is a board member of Women Lead OK, and 20/20 Women on Boards. She serves as an officer for the OKC Council Board of the American Cancer Society (ACS), where she has been a volunteer for over 25 years. Currently she is working as a volunteer with the Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research developing strategies to reduce generations of high risk health conditions for Northeast OKC residents.


She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business /Management, and a Master of Business Administration / Human Resources Management. In addition, she is a 1986 graduate of the George Meany School of Political Science and Labor Studies, in Washington, D.C. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, canning and reading.



Last Updated: October 30, 2017
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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