Friday, July 1, 2011

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2011 Update


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Minnesota Idea Open II: Water Issues Submissions due by Friday, July 15
Minnesota Community Foundation and St. Paul Foundation

Nominations for emerging leaders to profile accepted on a rolling basis
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Making Our #MNRising Mark!

Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more, #mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration! . @MR U/C 2011: Save the Date!

The Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: "Building A Network For What's Next," is slated for October 2011. You're invited to an epic day of leadership + skills development and to kick-start the conversation about how the rising generation's can make its mark on Minnesota!
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[Minnesota Rising] June 2011 Update
The Art of Hosting I had the privilege of participating in an Art of Hosting training several months ago, thanks to the Bush Foundation's InCommons initiative, and got to put Minnesota Rising to the test as a Pro Action Cafe topic. Through three rounds of questioning and brainstorming with my fellow AoH'ers, I was able to test and refine the work and next steps of Minnesota Rising. I share them below and on the blog, for any feedback and commentary, as we move forward with planning the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference!
The Quest Behind the Question What can we emerging leaders do now to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota so that we, today, and in 20 years time, can be more successful in implementing it? This question pushes me to continue pursuing the work of Minnesota Rising and I know it also stirs up a deep hope and calling for others, as well.
This work is being co-created, and while we have some general principles and parameters, the end remains to be seen. For the time being, it seems that the work is an attempt to shift society from back room dealings to a relationship-based politics and culture of collaboration. The idea is for emerging leaders to develop and learn a new way of being now before arriving in positions of leadership to merely repopulate the old systems. This new way is of collaborative leadership.
Over the coming year and more, we hope to create a powerful, idealistic, and vivid vision of the future in Minnesota through a tour of the state's groups of emerging leaders, high schoolers, college students, and more. We'll strive to embed this intention in the upcoming Un/Conference and to disseminate it through cascading conversations. Through them, we will focus on what we have in common and that which we can strive after with shared purpose. Working collectively, we will be able to identify, nurture, and take with us the best values of our generation as we move up and on in life. For ourselves. For Minnesota.
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Next Up: Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Monday, July 11, 2011
5:45pm - 7:30pm Grassroots Solutions We're crazy excited about all the great planning work that's taking place to shape the Un/Conference as well as the work of Minnesota Rising! Want in? We're looking for talented movers and shakers to join our Logistics, Content, and Outreach committees and hopeful that they may include you! Connect with us at or just show up at our next meeting to join in on the fun!

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