Friday, June 28, 2013

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2013

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2013

Just a few days ago, we hosted a thought-provoking, "Collaborative Competence: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership" World Cafe with friends new and old at The Engine Room! We considered what current and emerging trends tell us about how Minnesota will look in 5 and 30 years, explored the role that leadership has played in shaping what our state looks like today as well as the role it could play in shaping our future communities, and deliberated about what tools and competencies the rising generation will need to successfully navigate and shape Minnesota's future. As we move forward in developing a Collaborative Competence Learning Labs Series to study and practice these critical skills in an inclusive and ever-evolving way, we invite you to join the conversation by indicating your interest in serving on the design team for this initiative to minnesotarising[at] or by signing up to take part in an "Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversation. We look forward to hearing about your experiences in leading change and the capacities and perspectives you consider critical for leading into the future!

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

Nexus Community Partners
Based on a program developed in the Bay Area by non-profit Urban Habitat, the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) trains community members and leaders from communities of color and other underrepresented communities to serve on decision-making bodies. A primary goal of the BCLI is to build a progressive network of decision makers and advocates working for more equitable policies on key issues affecting the lives of people of color and underrepresented communities in economic development, employment, health, housing, and transportation in the Twin Cities region. [Read more.]
LEAD Project Mentors

Mentoring Tomorrow's LEADers

The LEAD Project

The LEAD Project is excited to announce the launch of our new nonprofit mentorship program. This program is an extension of LEAD's ongoing educational efforts to develop future nonprofit leaders. The first of its kind, this two year program will offer young leaders the opportunity to be partnered with today's nonprofit leaders as their mentors. We are looking for up-and-coming volunteers who are dedicated to serving in nonprofit leadership roles to be mentees in this new program. Applications will be open until July 10th. [Read more.]
Failing into the future

Failing into the future

Diane Tran, @YNPNTC Blog

Think of someone you greatly admire or consider a hero. While ruminating about their secrets for success, have you ever also considered how much they may have failed to get to where they are? While it may not be the first question that springs to mind when you're curious about how they accomplished certain heroic feats, doesn't it make them seem more human and relatable once you know that they've also struggled and overcome obstacles along the way? [Read more.]
HCD for Social Innovation

Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation +Acumen is proud to announce Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation, a five-week course that we've created in conjunction with Acumen. This course will get you started using the human-centered design process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change in your community. This course is free and designed with a group-guided learning structure. The course begins on July 10, 2013 and is designed to be conducted over 5 weeks. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed network partners and collaborators!

Generation Now Leadership Visit 2013
Citizens League Emerging Leaders
August 14-16, 2013
Milwaukee, WI
RSVP Deadline: July 1

The Political Exit Interview
Citizens League & Statesman Group

The Varsity Theater
Thursday, July 11, 2013
5:30pm - 7:30pm

YPG Discussion July 2013
Second Harvest Heartland & Aeon
Friday, July 12, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Second Harvest Heartland, Golden Valley

EDTalks: Getting Rid of Adolescence + The Impact of Spoken Word
AchieveMpls and Citizens League
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Doors 11:30am | Program 12pm - 1pm
Solera Rooftop
Free, Lunch provided

Words from the World Wide Web

June 2013 Edition

Survey: Millennials Are Innovative and Itching to Fix Stuff | June 4, 2013 | abcNews
Millennials dig tech and education, they hate climate change, and they generally think life is pretty sweet. That's according to a new Telefonica-Financial TimesGlobal Millenial Survey of young people around the world.

Millennials save the world: Smartphones to the rescue! | June 21, 2013 |
Smartphones and the sharing economy help Americans drive less - and an oft-derided generation is leading the way.

GE announces appliances for millennials | June 27, 2013 | Washington Post
Millennials, the generation that grew up on ramen noodles and Vitaminwater, now have a major appliance line designed for them by a fellow millennial. On Wednesday, GE released photos and tweeted links to its new Artistry series of five affordably priced kitchen appliances created by Tomas DeLuna, a 27-year-old GE industrial designer.


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! 

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