[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] December 2012

[#mnrising Dispatch] December 2012 For Minnesota, 2012 meant experiences as diverse as Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings rushing 2,097 yards in a single season to nearly break the Hall of Fame record, an election that saw nation-leading voter turnout and energized a new movement of organizers, and “Hot Cheetos & Taki’s.” For Minnesota Rising, the year included … Continue reading

Minnesota Rising Blog: Post Playback x 12

We culled through 268 blog posts this past year to find the ones that capture the essence of 2012 for Minnesota Rising. Through continued collaborative work with Network Partners, bringing new blogger voices to the fore, hosting and co-hosting 18 events to advance the Cascading Conversations Tour, and recognizing emerging leaders’ accomplishments and development as … Continue reading

MPR = @MinnesotaRising Perspective on Radio

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s fun to reflect on all that Minnesota Rising and its network have been fortunate to be a part of this year. In September alone, there were two instances of working with Minnesota Public Radio; including my getting to serve as a guest on Policy and a Pint as … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Hmong Women’s Leadership Institute

Hmong Women Achieving Together (HWAT) is accepting applications through the end of the year for their Hmong Women’s Leadership Institute. Targeted to emerging Hmong women leaders, twelve women will be selected to further explore leadership on personal, family/clan, organizational/community, and global levels. From January 2013 through May 2013, participants will develop their leadership skills in … Continue reading

A conspiracy of love

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”  -Hamilton Wright Mabie

A higher plateau

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Every generation has the obligation to free men’s minds for a look at new worlds . . . to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation.”  -Ellison S. Onizuka

Recommended Reading: Locking Down Your Dream Career

For many, today is the last day before a holiday break from work. To aid your transition into downshift mode, and to begin engaging in the hope and magic associated with this season, I offer LinkedIn’s Dream Jobs infographic for your viewing pleasure. While not everyone can be astronauts or mermaids, it’s a good reminder … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Join the Solutions Forum Host Committee

Ashoka Twin Cities invites you to join their Solutions Forum Host Committee, which is working to plan a February 28 event focused on the topic of “Engaging All Generations of Changemakers.” Got some time in the new year to connect with problem-solvers and social entrepreneurs? Got some ideas for planning an interactive and intergenerational event with pizzazz? … Continue reading

You’re Invited: MCN’s Signature Kick-off to the 2013 Legislative Session!

The 2012 elections are finally over, and as the dust settles around us to create a new foundation from which to govern, MCN invites you to their signature kick-off to the legislative session: Session Line up 2013! The Governor and legislative leaders have been invited to preview the presumptive battles and issues critical to Minnesota … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Governing as Ideology Roundtable

In the final Inter-Generational Roundtable of 2012, the Citizens League Emerging Leaders Committee aims to assist with the transition from the politicking of this past election year to the governance required for the upcoming legislative session in 2013. With help from Tom Horner and Representative Kate Knuth, the discussion will tackle the topic of Governing … Continue reading

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