Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bring your ideas to the table with MINN at Work!

Tucked away in the Midwest, we can too easily forget that there is a vibrant international community alive in Minnesota. All around us are people who speak different languages because they are immigrants or want to be global citizens, conduct trade and business with people overseas, or are trying to make a world of difference from where we sit inside the U.S.'s breadbasket. For a peek into the field of international development, MINN at Work provides a great forum for learning about certain organizations or programs as well as for helping each other and collectively refining our efforts. Bring your hard hat and get ready to be put to work!

MINN at Work, May 12th

The much anticipated annual MINN event is here again! MINN at Work is a yearly peer-to-peer event designed to provide international NGO practitioners with a forum to share specific program or project-related challenges and engage in an open dialogue with other practitioners about best practices and possible solutions. It is a great way to gain valuable insights and have substantive discussions about your work and the work being done by other local organizations. Three representatives from Minnesota-based international NGOs will give brief presentations describing a specific challenge that their organization is currently facing or has recently addressed. Following the presentations, an open question and answer session promotes dialogue between attendees and presenters. Past presenters have included Children's HeartLink, Land O' Lakes International Development, Healing Hands for Haiti, Compatible Technology International, and the American Refugee Committee. Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (networking from 5:30 – 6:00 PM) Presenting Organizations: Books for Africa, Fifty Lanterns International, Global Citizens Network Place: Global Citizens Network, Downtown Minneapolis (North Loop) 129 North 2nd Street, Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Parking: Metered street parking is available on nearby streets; many meters are free after 6:00 PM. Cost: Suggested fee of $5, payable at the door by cash or check. Registration: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Daniel Getahun (dgetahun@umn.edu) by Tuesday, May 10th.

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