A sense of urgency: Education reform in Minnesota

I appreciated the opportunity to have coffee and connect this morning with Nathan Magel and Jon Bacal, two of the fine folks leading an effort to engage emerging leaders around education reform in Minneapolis, and hopefully, across the state of Minnesota. They assert that there are four areas in particular that challenge innovation in education … Continue reading

Working Together: Fighting Famine in Somalia

I was honored to speak alongside some amazing panelists at the final event in the SIX: Social Innovation Exchange forums hosted by Engine for Social Innovation and Ashoka Twin Cities last week. There was discussion of the need to take care of what we love, recognition that looking at the development of people and generational … Continue reading

The world is not happening to us

Image credit: Stock.xchng “The world is not happening to us. We are happening to it. We are molding it, shaping it, creating the good and bad with our thoughts.” -Iyanla Vanzant

20 Questions for Minnesota Rising Un/Conference 2011 Network Partners

20 Questions for Minnesota Rising Un/Conference 2011 Network Partners Thank you for serving as a Network Partner for the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next! Please use any 3-5 questions of the following 20 prompts as a guide for writing your Network Partner blog post (300-600 words) for the Minnesota Rising … Continue reading

Network Partner Invitation: Join us at the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference!

Calling all emerging leader and young professional organizations across Minnesota! We’re gearing up for an amazing Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next and are looking for some partners in crime. If your group is committed to the leadership development of its membership, passionate about contributing to our state and communities, and … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Citizens League Member Appreciation Event

We at the Citizens League highly value our members since it’s because of their active citizenship and participation that we have a such a great organization as well as a reason for optimism for the state of Minnesota. And we want to celebrate that! Come on out to the Member Appreciation Event to connect with … Continue reading

MinnPost YPN5Q: Diane Tran

I was delighted to be featured by MinnPost’s YPN and Audra Otto last week on their YPN5Q and given a shout-out by Bridget Ulrich in her interview the week prior! Interestingly, some of the questions have sparked conversations elsewhere in life related to favorite reads and personality types. What have you got to share? And … Continue reading

Requesting RFPs: Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference

It’s that time of year again and we on the planning committee for the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next are so excited to announce that we are now requesting proposals for breakout sessions and Show and Tell presentations at this year’s event! See below for more details, share them with … Continue reading

Stories move in circles

Image Credit: Luminita Lupu “Stories move in circles. They don’t go in straight lines. So it helps if you listen in circles. There are stories inside stories and stories between stories, And finding your way through them is as easy and as hard as finding your way home. And part of the finding is getting … Continue reading

The Art of Hosting: Framing Open Questions

As we at Minnesota Rising have embarked upon planning a tour of cascading conversations to be kicked off at our upcoming 2011 Un/Conference: “Building A Network For What’s Next,” a number of us are in design mode to illuminate just what exactly we are seeking to learn from our statewide convening of conversations. Another tool … Continue reading

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