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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

You're Invited: National Go Run, presented by @VoteRunLead

@VoteRunLead invites you to the National Go Run training, slated for November 21-23 in Minneapolis! The event provides in-depth training in communications, fundraising, and campaigning, and more importantly, inspiration and connection to a powerful network of incredible women leaders. See below for more registration details and to apply for a scholarship!

National Go Run | Presented by VoteRunLead | Nov. 21 - 23 | Minneapolis,MN
Join us at National Go Run next month!

Go Run provides the nuts and bolts of running for political office by focusing on areas like communications, fundraising, and campaigning – skills you can use in your work and in your community today and up to the day you decide to run!

The Millennium Hotel
Minneapolis, MN 
November 21-23

Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your leadership journey.

Catherine Emmanuelle
Dee Dawkins Haigler 
There will be over a dozen more speakers -- click here to see who else will be there! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

You're Invited: GiANT Worldwide Liberating Leader Tour

GiANT Worldwide advises, "Before you lead others you must first lead yourself." Join them next week on the Liberating Leader Tour to learn more about making your leadership come alive, understanding your voice, improving your connectivity, and creating your gameplan! See more details below and on their registration site.



Liberating Leader Tour | BECOME.BUILD.LEAD.

Join us October 23rd as we discuss becoming fully alive, expanding your influence, and building healthy culture. Before you can effectively lead others, you must first lead yourself. When you focus on understanding and developing the core of who you are, you will begin to see growth in ways you never have before. Join us on the journey of becoming a leader worth following.

Date: October 23rd | Doors Open: 8:00am | Lunch Provided


8:00 | Registration Begins
8:30 | Start
9:15 | Making Your Leadership Come Alive
9:30 | Know Yourself to Lead Yourself
10:15 | Break
10:30 | 5 Gears
11:30 | Lunch
12:15 | Interview with Local Leader
12:45 | 5 Voices
1:45 | Support & Challenge
2:15 | Q&A
2:30 | Closing Remarks


The Vadnais Heights Commons
655 East County Road F
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

You're Invited: 2014 Citizens League Civic Celebration and Annual Meeting

I’m honored to be chairing the board of directors for the Citizens League this year and am excited about our upcoming annual Civic Celebration, "Generations of Inspiration." I extend an invitation to each and every one of you to join me at the upcoming event on October 29! See below for more details and register online today!

Citizens League Civic Celebration and Sixth Annual Cele...

The 2014 Citizens League Civic Celebration and Annual Meeting and annual celebration of the John Brandl “Common Quest for the Common Ground” series


Wednesday October 29, 2014 Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis(Highway 394 and Park Place/Xenia)
                                  Register Here
Join the Citizens League, Center of the American ExperimentGrowth and Justice,Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Caux Roundtable as we celebrate enduring legacies of leadership in Minnesota by honoring
Governor Al Quie 
(Minnesota Governor 1978-1982 and GOP Member of Congress 1958-1979)
Congressman Don Fraser 
(DFL Member of Congress 1963-1979 and Minneapolis Mayor 1980-1994)
Governor Quie and Congressman Fraser are leaders who played transformational roles in their time. How was their influence felt by those who followed and what can we learn from their leadership? Those who were mentored and inspired by these men will tell us how their legacies last even today and how they are working to inspire this same contagious civic leadership with future generations serving Minnesota. These two uncommon men share a common passion for Minnesota, the nation, and a better world.
Our speakers include Sondra Samuels, President and CEO of the Northside Achievement ZoneSharon Sayles Belton, Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs at Thomson Reuters and former Mayor of Minneapolis 1994-2001; Eric Magnuson, partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi and former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court 2008-2010; and Lois West Duffy, former press secretary to U.S. Senator David Durenberger and former public relations director, Prison Fellowship USA.
5:00 pm – VIP sponsor reception with Governor Quie and Congressman Fraser
5:30 pm – General reception (complimentary appetizers/cash bar)
6:30 pm – Program honoring Governor Quie and Congressman Fraser, through the eyes of those inspired by their leadership

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

[Blog Buddies] You're Invited | Ruination: City of Dust

Minnesota Rising is pleased to feature posts and projects of entrepreneurial emerging leaders on occasion. The following invitation comes from Ady Olson, past Network Partner liaison for the Minnesota Rising Un/Conference, related to her current efforts with Northern on a project called Ruination: City of Dust. Read on for more details and to join in this weekend to solve the mystery!
Dear friends,

For the past while, I've been working on a project with Northern called Ruination: City of Dust, a landscape-based mystery game played on bicycles, which will take place next weekend, October 18 and 19 at Lake Nokomis and along Minnehaha Creek.

The game takes place in 2314 (yes, I've been working on this for 300 yearsIt's really good.), after Minneapolis has fallen into ruin, and players are explorers searching through archaeological digs to solve the mystery of which of 6 Deadly Problems caused the final ruination.

There will be: Mystery and intrigue! Maps! Canoes! Edibles! Secret things! Bikes! Dungballs?

I'm really excited about this project. It's going to be great fun, and I'm quite sad that I won't get a chance to play the game myself.

So, you will have to play in my stead.

You sign up to play the game in teams of 1-6 people and it will take about 2-3 hours to play, with an estimated biking distance of about 5 miles. You can register at

Come play! I could use your help spreading the word, too:
  1. Share the Ruination website ( and encourage people to register to play!
  2. Share our Facebook event with your friends.
  3. Spread the word about our volunteer opportunities. We need volunteers to make this game happen, and we have many volunteer roles and shifts available: Anyone who volunteers gets their registration fee waived to play the game outside of their volunteer shift.
I hope we'll run into each other in the ruined city on October 18 or 19, 2314.

IT IS THE YEAR 2314. The city of Minneapolis is abandoned and covered in dust. Teams of explorers brave the harsh conditions to dig the ruins, searching for answers.

WHICH DEADLY PROBLEM RUINED THE CITY? This is the mystery you must solve.



Ruination will take 2-3 hours to complete, with a total estimated biking distance of about 5 miles. Choose your preferred date and start time when you register.

October 18 & 19

Lake Nokomis and along Minnehaha Creek

$15 per team of up to 6

Bring your bicycle (helmet too), a charged cell phone
and your curiosity.

Teams must register in advance to guarantee a spot.
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