Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] April 2012‏

[#mnrising Dispatch] April 2012

As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, and with this spring's transition, Minnesota Rising will bloom into its third year. Join us to celebrate in true #mnrising fashion - collaboratively, focused on shared purpose, and yes, with birthday cake! "Minnesota Rising's 3rd Birthday Party: A Celebration of Collaboration" will bring together emerging leaders and groups across a variety of sectors in the state with the intent of breaking down barriers and busting open pinatas. It's going to take all of us to build the Minnesota that we want, and we might as well have fun doing it. Join us for the party!

Minnesota Rising's 3rd Birthday Party: A Celebration of Collaboration!
Featuring current network partners: Crescendo,Gustavus Young AlumniYNPN Twin Cities
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Sweeney's Saloon
The Ashland Room
*RSVPs appreciated to minnesotarising@gmail.com!

Reportback: Linking Leaders!

Heidi Smith, Contributing Writer
Last Tuesday’s Linking Leaders evening hosted by Minnesota Rising at The Beat Coffee House was full of "good people having good conversations.” Organized in a speed-mentoring fashion, the evening was a way for emerging leaders to connect with established leaders and hopefully pick-up some tips and tricks on being an effective leader.

To kick-off the evening everyone jotted down three key leadership moments in their life and placed them on a large time line at the front of the room. Each person got a chance to share one of their key leadership moments with the crowd – talk about a fantastic way to get to know people and their stories! [
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How to fight information overload

Nick Cross, YNPN-TC Blogger 

If you’re like me, you get flooded with information. Between Twitter, Facebook, and email, we probably see thousands of messages each day. Some of it is junk (what I ate for lunch), some of it is important but outside your focus area (a message about saving the Lemmings), and some of it is vitally important to your work (budget information related to your department).
According to TIME, each day the average American spends about 12 hours consuming information, taking in more than 100,000 words that total 34 gigabytes of data.* While it may seem that information overload came to prominence with the Internet age, it is by no means a new phenomenon. [Read more]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed network partners and collaborators! 

Citizens League Emerging Leaders Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Blue Nile Restaurant

Minnesota Social Innovation Lab
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8:30am - 12:00pm
Kagin Commons, Macalester College

Accepting Applications: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellows

2012-2013 Policy Fellows Cohort
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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 Blog Bytes 

April 2012

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