Accepting Applications: America’s Leaders of Change 2012-2013

The National Urban Fellows is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 cohort of their America’s Leaders of Change executive leadership program. Leveraging an inclusive leadership model, the program contributes to the organization’s public service leadership diversity initiative. See below for more details and consider joining the effort to inspire and advocate for excellence and diversity in … Continue reading

You’re Invited: MOJO Start-Up Mixer 3

Starting something new and ready to mix things up? Tonight’s the night for the third MOJO Mixer featuring speed mentoring for startups. Join a crew of great Agitators and subject matter experts for a chance to practice your elevator pitch, get some guidance, and be inspired by the entrepreneurial community and mojo that’s alive and … Continue reading

You’re Invited: SMBMSP #46 – Career Planning, featuring Paul DeBettignies

Starting to consider what’s next for you and your career? Whether you’re looking to move a level up where you are currently or want to start exploring a sector or job switch, @MNHeadhunter, Paul DeBettignes, will offer practical tips for being prepared to take the next step at this Friday’s SMBMSP #46. Details for registration follow, as … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: AchieveMpls Seeks Alumni for Steering Committee!

I’m in the midst of helping to plan my upcoming 10-year high school reunion and am prouder than ever to be Irish at heart! Whether or not you still identify with your local mascot, perhaps you also still appreciate the classmates, teachers, and subjects that were a part of your educational formation. If you graduated … Continue reading

Eyes of compassion

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

[Friday Fun] RootsTalk: Minnesota Rising

This week, I’m at the Grassroots Solutions staff retreat, having a ball reconnecting with colleagues and focusing heavily on the topic of relationship-building. While I’m away, I figure I can share my RootsTalk (a 5-minute Ted Talk-style presentation) from our companywide retreat in 2011. It’s the quintessential introductory talk to Minnesota Rising, so I’m posting … Continue reading

You’re Invited | Leadership Story Swap: Inspire and be inspired

YNPN Twin Cities will be hosting their national organization’s first-ever Executive Director in Minnesota later this month and invites you to inspire and be inspired. During the Leadership Story Swap, Trista Harris of Headwaters Foundation and Trish Tschume of YNPN National will share their personal journeys of leadership and  in so doing, provide inspiration for … Continue reading

You’re Invited: LEAD Happy Hour

Tomorrow is the longest day of the year, and the official start of summer! The LEAD Project invites you out to a happy hour benefiting The A-list and their activities for local teens, including youth employment opportunities, after-school programs, and supporting artistic expression and development. Join the fun on the Solera rooftop and raise a … Continue reading

You’re Invited | "Millenial Leadership: Different by Design" World Cafe

“Millenial Leadership: Different by Design” World CafeTuesday, June 26, 20125:30PM – 8:30PMGrassroots SolutionsThe Millennial generation is described as being the most diverse generation in U.S. history, distinctly known for having come of age in the digital era, and for rivaling the Baby Boomers in population. Millennials have already begun to demonstrate an interest in helping to … Continue reading

Wide open

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Hospitality means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, … Continue reading

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