Friday, October 31, 2014

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] October 2014

[#mnrising Dispatch] October 2014

Happy Halloween! Tricks and treats are in order as we contemplate candy, Election Day 2014, and Minnesota Rising's 5th annual Un/Conference: The Future Is How in the weeks ahead. We're delighted to welcome the inspiring Trista Harris as our Un/Conference keynote speaker, feature at least 10 highly-anticipated breakout sessions, collaborate with a score of statewide Network Partners, and partner with our amazing slew of sponsors. Last year's event sold out and tickets are going fast, soregister to save your seat today! 

Sondra Samuels

RISE Fellowship applications open!

New Sector Alliance
We are pleased to announce that applications for New Sector's 2015-2016 programs are now open! We are are excited about the success of our program launch in the Twin Cities, where we'll be expanding program size to meet increased local interest. Do you know someone with a commitment to the social sector? Someone who is excited about building positive impact in their community? Someone who you think would make a great addition to one of our cohorts? Tell them to apply! [Read more.]

How to Join a Board Without Really Trying

Brandon Boat, YNPN Twin Cities

Board service is a great opportunity to advance your career to the next level. Whether you're trying to network, gain more experience, or an alien trying to learn "human feelings," joining a board of directors will provide you with new connections, a sense of fulfillment, and ownership over a mission in a way that's very different from being an employee or volunteer. So how can you get a spot on a board? There are several different types of boards, and all of this advice may not be applicable in each situation. For instance, some boards are chosen by a committee and the process may be similar to a job interview. Other boards may propose candidates and have their membership vote on them. [Read more.]
Bridging Arts and Audiences

3rd Annual Women in Public Service Conference

Hamline University

The third annual Women in Public Service (WIPS) Conference will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hamline University. Themed "Living Your Inspiration: Setting Your Compass to Meaningful Work," attendees are invited to attend a full day of exciting sessions that will explore how we support and encourage women in public service. This year's conference will include dynamic speakers, discussion panels and networking opportunities. [Read more.]

2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations

Future First

Join a groundswell concerned about the legacy we are leaving future generations by attending the 2014 Women's Congress. At an event packed with information, conversation, and inspiration, we will deepen our understanding of issues facing our planet, build connections among individuals and organizations, and come away inspired with a toolbox of ideas and actions. Join an essential conversation among women about environmental, economic, and social equity/justice that leads to a growing movement for shifting a world view toward the interconnectedness of all things, and taking action on behalf of all people and our planet. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

2014 Wealth & Leadership Summit
Saturday, November 1
12pm - 3pm
University of Minnesota

Moment of Obligation Workshop
YNPN Twin Cities
Wednesday, November 5
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Center for Changing Lives

The LEAD Project
Thursday, November 6
5pm - 8pm

Networking Happy Hour with Net Impact
SEA Twin Cities
Thursday, November 6
7pm - 9pm
The Local

"Late Night Leap" at the Bullfrog Bash
Propel, Jeremiah Program
Saturday, November 8
Hyatt Regency

Networking Mingler
Thursday, November 13
7pm - 9pm
Chiang Mai Thai

National Go Run Conference
November 21-23
The Millennium Hotel

The Theater of Public Policy
Mondays in October and November
Bryant Lake Bowl


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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Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Un/Conference Sponsor Spotlight: Works Progress

The Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference: The Future Is How will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference will engage emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

Minnesota Rising is thankful for our amazing sponsors, without whose support we could not offer sliding-scale admission fees and stellar Un/Conference programming. Below, find a recent announcement about one of our fantastic supporters, Works Progress, as its founders receive the 2014 River Steward Emerging Leader Award. Congratulations, Colin and Shanai, and thanks for your generous and continued support of the Minnesota Rising Un/Conference!

October 28, 2014 

Save the Date
2014 River Stewards Luncheon

Thursday, December 4
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 

Thank You
2014 River Stewards Sponsors

With support from

James J. Hill Center
Seven Corners Printing

2014 River Stewards Luncheon Co-Hosts
Robert Bierscheid
Jay Cowles
Page Cowles 
Jack Hoeschler 
Mayor George Latimer
Peggy Lynch
Dan McGuiness
Joseph Micallef Padelford Riverboat
Gregory Page 
Don Shelby
Virginia Stringer 
Upper River Services  Paul Verret
Billie Young 
in partnership with 
proudly announce

2014 River Steward Honorees

River Stewards come from many walks of life - government, private sector, career employees, or volunteers - but they share one thing in common: a long term commitment of time and talent to improve the health and vitality of the Mississippi River. 

Peter Gove

Urban Boat Builders

Shanai Matteson & Colin Kloecker
Emerging Leader Award (new for 2014)

In the coming weeks, we'll feature an in-depth profile of each honoree highlighting their respective contributions. Meantime, we hope you'll help us in congratulating these individuals and organizations, and plan to join us as they are recognized during the 2014 River Stewards Luncheon on December 4.
Patrick Seeb  
Patrick Seeb, Executive Director
Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation
Stimulating economic and community development through urban design.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You're Invited: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Election 2014 Events

Election Day is now less than a week away, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs invites you to their upcoming events to help prepare for, analyze, and move forward to advance the day's decisions. Between their events, the League of Women Voters Minnesota election information, and the Secretary of State's Pollfinder, you should be all set to cast your votes for Minnesota's future next Tuesday!

Conversation with GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Jeff JohnsonThursday, October 30, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Register now!

Join the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance for a sit-down with GOP gubernatorial candidate, Jeff Johnson. Johnson will discuss policies that he would propose if elected governor of Minnesota. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.
What Happened on Tuesday? A Post-Election Analysis Wednesday, November 5, 12:00 - 1:15 PM, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The upcoming 2014 elections have the potential for a shift in power both locally and nationally. Please join us for a conversation with Ken Martin, chair of the Minnesota DFL Party, and Senator Michelle Benson to discuss the results and the implications moving forward. Moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs, the conversation will bring insight from party leaders, legislative experts and political science junkies for an in-depth look at state and national election results. 

Is Obamacare Taking America in the Right Direction? With former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
Friday, November 7, 1:00 - 2:15 PM, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Register now!

The hex of high costs, unmet needs, and uneven quality has cursed American health care for decades. In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act with the aim of expanding coverage, bending the cost curve downward, and improving the quality of care for many. How has it performed? Can Obamacare be improved and attract broader support, or should America start over? Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle about the current state of affairs in health care, moderated by former U.S. Congressman Vin Weber. This event is part of the Vin Weber Lecture Series.

MNsure 2.0: Consumer Satisfaction, Private Insurance Enrollment, and Financial Balance in 2015Friday, November 14, 1:00 -  3:00 PM, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Register now!

MNsure expanded coverage and reduced the ranks of the uninsured during its first year of enrollment but will its second push to enroll Minnesotans beginning on November 15th be easier for consumers and more effective? Will the troubled sign-up and processing of applications become more satisfying to consumers? Most of the enrollment in 2014 was in public programs; will enrollment in private insurance – one of MNsure's primary purposes – be substantially increased in 2015? How can MNsure become financially self-sufficient? Featuring Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans; Scott Leitz, CEO, MNsure; and Christopher Snowbeck, Health Care Business Reporter, Star Tribune. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs. Co-sponsored with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

You're Invited: 2014 Wealth & Leadership Summit

Focused on much more than "making money," the 2014 Wealth & Leadership Summit aspires to help young professionals in the Twin Cities manage, maintain, and prosper in their social, personal, and financial lives. Join them to learn more about financial planning and entrepreneurship in an entertaining and informative environment. See below for details and to save your seat!

The Wealth & Leadership Summit is an event is designed with the intent to help young professionals of the Twin Cities Metro community manage, maintain and prosper not only financially but socially and personally. Our presenters will engage young adults, professional and aspiring entrepreneurs on the importance of financial planning, the power of entrepreneurship, how real estate is important to an investment portfolio and how professional relationships can make or break your career path. 
What sets this summit apart from other events is a well-defined focus on much more than making money. This event is about: 

+ How to create wealth 
+ Why you need to create wealth 
+ What can help you create wealth 
+ Who can help you create wealth. 

We have built a summit that will be entertaining and informative. Our presenters will educate and offer a call to action to our attendees to get active and intentional in establishing strong careers and effectively developing sustainable wealth. Each presenter has their own resources to share including books and other materials that attendees can refer to in reviewing what is learned at the summit. 
General age range 25 - 35 because It captures the up and coming generation including college students and recent graduates who are eager to learn as well as those who may be in transition looking for a new career path. This event is open to anyone who wants to be inspired and learn about strategies on how to create wealth. 

Date: Saturday, November 1st 2014 
Time:  12:00pm – 3:00pm 
Location: Univ. of MN Hanson Hall rm. 1-108

Why get involved?
This event will add value and build upon the assets of emerging leaders and young professionals bygiving them personal access to empowering stories and effective strategies. Attendees will also have the option to purchase useful materials and have ongoing access to presenters.
Who stands to benefit professionally from this event?
-       College Students & Recent Graduates
-       New & Transitioning Professionals
-       New Hires & Entry level staff

Key Elements:
  • Inspiring & Engaging Presentations
  • Space for Networking
  • Brown Bag Lunch Model
  • Vendors Selling snacks & Merchandise

 Presenters & Topics:
  • Cash Flow: Mark A. Wingo
  • Social Investments: Ernest Comer III
  • Real Estate: Rickele Robinson-Wingo
  • Leadership: Dr. Artika Tyner
  • Perseverance: Richmond Tweh

Monday, October 27, 2014

For the first time

"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
–T.S. Eliot

|| Join us at the Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference: The Future Is How at DLR Group Minneapolis on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00am - 4:30pm ||

Friday, October 24, 2014

You're Invited | October EDTalks: Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us

Join AchieveMpls and the Citizens League at the October EDTalks: Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us. Hosted at Honey Lounge, the event features stories and insights from innovative and inspirational teachers working in and outside of the classroom. Register to save your seat today for an exciting and educational evening!

EdTalks logo
 Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us
EdTalks speakers 10_14Join us for an engaging EDTalks conversation about the innovative ways we teach and learn outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Our presenters include:
• Beverly Cottman, who tells stories, myths and folktales rooted in African and African-American traditions. Beverly uses storytelling as a powerful tool to transform lives, pass on values, instill pride, evoke self-love and celebrate culture. She developed her expertise as a storyteller during 30 years as an educator in Minneapolis Public Schools and 15 years as a grandmother. 
• Lindsay Walz, founder and Executive Director of courageous heARTS, who will help us discover our roles as community teachers and learners. Lindsay's experience as a youth worker has been strengthened by her lived experience of trauma. She uses this experience to shine light on the prevalence and impact of trauma in our everyday lives.
Register now to secure your seat for this exclusive EDTalks event!
Honey Lounge 205 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 

Thursday, October 28, 2014 
Doors open 5:30 pm Event 6-7:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public! PRESENTED BY:
AchieveMpls and the Citizens League in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities.


EDTalks is a lively series of networking and education events designed to engage young professionals in public education issues in the Twin Cities. Each program features compelling presentations with ample time for conversation and networking.  It is sponsored by a generous donation from the Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation, with additional support from the Bush Foundation.
For more information, contract Cassandra at 612.455.1570 or by email at
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

You're Invited: MINN 2014 IDEA Summit

Online registration has now ended for the 2nd Annual IDEA Summit. A limited number of walk up registrations are available, however, so see below for the agenda and the registration site for more details. Either way, we're wishing the Minnesota International NGOs Network (MINN) a great event tomorrow!

Attend MINN's 2nd Annual

International Development Exchange and Action Summit

Innovation through Collaboration

Friday, October 24th
7:30am - 6:00pm
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Minnesota’s international funders and supporters are invited to attend the MINN IDEA Summit on October 24, 2014. This exciting day-long conference will bring together hundreds of leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions with a professional or personal interest in international work and a passion for assisting others.
To be held at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs campus in Minneapolis, the theme of Innovation through Collaboration will be examined throughout the day through speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Summit attendees will gain knowledge of the latest development trends, be exposed to new programming approaches, and acquire new ideas for more effective action. Networking with like-minded practitioners in the region will also be a large component of the day.
So clear out your calendar for Friday, October 24th, and be ready to learn new and best practices for Doing Global Good, Better!
For anyone interested in getting involved with planning of the Summit, see this page.

Eventbrite - 2014 MINN IDEA Summit


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight 2014: Hamline School of Business - 10/23 Insights & Trends

The Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference: The Future Is How will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at the DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference will engage emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

We're pleased to place a spotlight on the 2014 sponsors and supporters that are making this year's Un/Conference possible! Below, we highlight tomorrow's Hamline School of Business event, "Performance Metrics," the first in their premier 2014-2015 Insights & Trends workshops. See below for more details and to register!
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Insights and Trends

Session I: Performance Metrics

October 23, 2014
How many excellent plans have been made and forgotten because of failure to execute? This Insights & Trends seminar will focus on the development and use of performance metrics as a method to spotlight and prioritize strategic objectives. This workshop style session will deliver hands-on and real-world examples of leveraging performance metrics to facilitate action. We will help you to learn how to develop performance metrics that will strongly support your strategic plan, and align your organization behind your highest priorities - without overwhelming your team.
Nathan Burkett, MPA '09, Aitkin County Administrator
Tim Houle, Crow Wing County Administrator
Tony Murphy, Rice County Administrator
Location: All seminars at Hamline University Minneapolis
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, registration and continental breakfast open at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $50 per session
Sign Up

Hamline's Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) is dedicated to the continuing education and professional development of public administrators.
Insights and Trends is a premier seminar series brings that leading voices in public administration to public service professionals for a concentrated half-day seminar to share their expertise on issues of key importance. The timely and relevant topics of the seminar series will address issues impacting our cities and counties.
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