Friday, October 24, 2014

You're Invited | October EDTalks: Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us

Join AchieveMpls and the Citizens League at the October EDTalks: Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us. Hosted at Honey Lounge, the event features stories and insights from innovative and inspirational teachers working in and outside of the classroom. Register to save your seat today for an exciting and educational evening!

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 Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us
EdTalks speakers 10_14Join us for an engaging EDTalks conversation about the innovative ways we teach and learn outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Our presenters include:
• Beverly Cottman, who tells stories, myths and folktales rooted in African and African-American traditions. Beverly uses storytelling as a powerful tool to transform lives, pass on values, instill pride, evoke self-love and celebrate culture. She developed her expertise as a storyteller during 30 years as an educator in Minneapolis Public Schools and 15 years as a grandmother. 
• Lindsay Walz, founder and Executive Director of courageous heARTS, who will help us discover our roles as community teachers and learners. Lindsay's experience as a youth worker has been strengthened by her lived experience of trauma. She uses this experience to shine light on the prevalence and impact of trauma in our everyday lives.
Register now to secure your seat for this exclusive EDTalks event!
Honey Lounge 205 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 

Thursday, October 28, 2014 
Doors open 5:30 pm Event 6-7:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public! PRESENTED BY:
AchieveMpls and the Citizens League in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities.


EDTalks is a lively series of networking and education events designed to engage young professionals in public education issues in the Twin Cities. Each program features compelling presentations with ample time for conversation and networking.  It is sponsored by a generous donation from the Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation, with additional support from the Bush Foundation.
For more information, contract Cassandra at 612.455.1570 or by email at
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

You're Invited: MINN 2014 IDEA Summit

Online registration has now ended for the 2nd Annual IDEA Summit. A limited number of walk up registrations are available, however, so see below for the agenda and the registration site for more details. Either way, we're wishing the Minnesota International NGOs Network (MINN) a great event tomorrow!

Attend MINN's 2nd Annual

International Development Exchange and Action Summit

Innovation through Collaboration

Friday, October 24th
7:30am - 6:00pm
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Minnesota’s international funders and supporters are invited to attend the MINN IDEA Summit on October 24, 2014. This exciting day-long conference will bring together hundreds of leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions with a professional or personal interest in international work and a passion for assisting others.
To be held at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs campus in Minneapolis, the theme of Innovation through Collaboration will be examined throughout the day through speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Summit attendees will gain knowledge of the latest development trends, be exposed to new programming approaches, and acquire new ideas for more effective action. Networking with like-minded practitioners in the region will also be a large component of the day.
So clear out your calendar for Friday, October 24th, and be ready to learn new and best practices for Doing Global Good, Better!
For anyone interested in getting involved with planning of the Summit, see this page.

Eventbrite - 2014 MINN IDEA Summit


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight 2014: Hamline School of Business - 10/23 Insights & Trends

The Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference: The Future Is How will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at the DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference will engage emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

We're pleased to place a spotlight on the 2014 sponsors and supporters that are making this year's Un/Conference possible! Below, we highlight tomorrow's Hamline School of Business event, "Performance Metrics," the first in their premier 2014-2015 Insights & Trends workshops. See below for more details and to register!
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Insights and Trends

Session I: Performance Metrics

October 23, 2014
How many excellent plans have been made and forgotten because of failure to execute? This Insights & Trends seminar will focus on the development and use of performance metrics as a method to spotlight and prioritize strategic objectives. This workshop style session will deliver hands-on and real-world examples of leveraging performance metrics to facilitate action. We will help you to learn how to develop performance metrics that will strongly support your strategic plan, and align your organization behind your highest priorities - without overwhelming your team.
Nathan Burkett, MPA '09, Aitkin County Administrator
Tim Houle, Crow Wing County Administrator
Tony Murphy, Rice County Administrator
Location: All seminars at Hamline University Minneapolis
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, registration and continental breakfast open at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $50 per session
Sign Up

Hamline's Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) is dedicated to the continuing education and professional development of public administrators.
Insights and Trends is a premier seminar series brings that leading voices in public administration to public service professionals for a concentrated half-day seminar to share their expertise on issues of key importance. The timely and relevant topics of the seminar series will address issues impacting our cities and counties.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You're Invited: Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair on October 22nd!

If you're thinking about attending graduate school in the next year or two, consider heading back to campus tomorrow for the Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair. Hosted at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, you'll have the opportunity to meet and hear from representatives of scores of graduate programs from across the country. See below for more details and RSVP to save your seat in the classroom!

I'm writing to invite you to the Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If you're thinking of going to grad school in the next year or two, this fair is for you.
Generously hosted by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the fair is for undergrads, professionals, and anyone thinking of applying to graduate school to further their social impact career.

At the fair you will meet representatives from 80 local, national, and international universities offering graduate degrees in education, international affairs, nonprofit management, public health, and social work, among many others.

They are there to talk to you in person about their admissions requirements, financing options, and application deadlines, and to answer any questions you may have.

When: Wednesday, October 22nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN

To RSVP, learn more about the fair, and to see a full list of participating schools, visit:
To get a sense of what our grad fairs look like, and what you can get out of them, here is a short video from last year:
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Please share this message with friends and colleagues who might also want to attend this fair.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
Matt Cifaldi and Nandita Batheja

Idealist's headquarters is at 302 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The best season

"Ten thousand flowers in spring, 
the moon in autumn, 
a cool breeze in summer, 
snow in winter. 
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, 
this is the best season of your life."

Curated by Inward/Outward.
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