Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year of transformation, as we continue building on our past learning and success and prototype some new approaches and methods to advancing our mission. We welcome your ideas and inquiries and invite you to join us on Monday, February 2 for the first Minnesota Rising Sounding Board Session of the year or Thursday, February 5 for a reprisal of our Story Lab: Our Story, Our Future (more details in the right column). Either way, keep an eye out for exciting ways that you can contribute to the evolution and elaboration of the "Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversations Tour in 2015. We hope you'll join the conversation!
Bipartisan Legislative Update
Wednesday, February 11 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Theater of Public Policy is taking its unqiue brand of wonk and improv comedy to the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. State Representatives Nick Zerwas (R-Forest Lake) and Dan Schoen (DFL-Cottage Grove) join T2P2 for an unscripted update from the 2015 legislative session. Straight from the Donkey and the Elephant's mouths. This special engagement at the Humphrey School is free and open to the public, but pre-registering is recommended to secure a seat! [Read more.]
Thinking differently about diversity
The word is frequently used when people talk about Minnesota's demographic transformation. And, Millennials offer a more encompassing view of the term's meaning. In this episode, host Maddy Mahon takes on the topic of diversity and what it means for the future. Mahon's conversation with Alfonso Wenker, the director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Minnesota Council on Foundations, explores the walls of segregation and how they can be broken down. [Read more.]
Imagine Lab: Portrayed in pictures and prose
The Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab: New Paradigms, New Possibilities took place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in the temporary pilot Hothouse co-working venue. The brainchild of MIA Entrepreneur in Residence, Sarah Lutman, the Hothouse space ensured that the Imagine Lab was set among natural light, high ceilings, and plenty of artistic inspiration! [Read more.]
Hello to Good-Bye (A Treatise on Transitions)
Diane Tran, YNPN Twin Cities Blog
// "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu // As the founder of Minnesota Rising, a generationally-based group, I'm often asked about the point at which our Millennial generation will no longer be referred to as "emerging," but could be considered, "emerged." While there will be a point in time at which, as individuals and as a cohort, we could be said to have moved on from the "emerging leader" moniker, that is not to refute that our journey and learning is lifelong and thus we will always be emerging into the next experience. [Read more.]
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!