Friday, May 29, 2015

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] May 2015

[#mnrising Dispatch] May 2015

May 2015 marks Minnesota Rising's 6th anniversary! We're excited to look back at the meaningful work we've helped to catalyze over the past half-dozen years, including publishing 1,347 blog posts, hosting five annual Un/Conferences, conducting 203 cascading conversations, developing four Collaborative Competence Learning Labs to help young leaders navigate and shape the emerging future, launching LOCUS to emphasize identity-driven leadership for emerging leaders of color, and expanding our efforts into the West Central region of the state with our Greater Minnesota Rising initiative. Most of all, we're grateful for your partnership with us in this work, and we invite you to join us as continue to build on our efforts! In particular, we invite you to:
  • Join us at our June 8 Sounding Board Session + Social featuring Matt Lewis of GREATER MSP who will share about the Make It. MSP campaign at Surly Brewing. 
  • Serve on the "Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversations Tour 2015 Advance Team. We'd ask for you to host 3 - 5 conversations in order to help us reach our goal of 50. Let us know if you can join us at our orientation on Monday, June 15!
Sondra Samuels

"Our Minnesota" 2014 Analysis

The "Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversations Tour hosts young Minnesotans in conversations across the state about their values and visions for the future. While we cannot develop a strategic plan for our generation, we can be strategic about our intentions for the Minnesota we will create together. The Cascading Conversations Tour is an attempt to discover what we have in common, to learn about what's working in Minnesota that we can build on, and to uncover how we can work individually and collectively to achieve the future we desire. In celebration of our anniversary, we're excited to share with you the report and our initial findings! [Read more.]

Seeking board members

Break the Bubble

Do you love Break the Bubble? Are you committed to Break the Bubble's mission of helping people make new friends? Do you love planning events, with responsibilities such as putting all the details in place for promoting and communicating, coordinating event logistics, and hosting? Do you have ideas on how Break the Bubble can reach more people and offer a greater diversity of opportunities for people to make new friends? Then the Bubble Board may be in your future... [Read more.] 
Bridging Arts and Audiences

Sparking insight (Part I)

Ruth Hamberg

It's been several months since the Un/Conference--remember that, back in November? We proposed Open Space sessions, ate Golden Thyme sandwiches, and considered the myriad ways we could envision the future as a moldable "How," not an inevitable "When." We learned that inquiry is a powerful tool for dreaming, planning, and walking into the best possible version of the future. Just like an engine, inquiry powers our questions, imaginations, and impact. And, like an engine, it benefits from regular care, inputs to keep things running smoothly, and the occasional spark of inspiration. In the spirit of keeping our engines running, here are simple questions you can ask yourself. [Read more.]

Passing the Torch

Torch Community

In every generation, there comes a tipping point, a time where the torch must be passed to the next generation. As Millennials and Gen-Xers look to make a deeper and more meaningful impact on the communities in which they live and work, some are asking if that time is now. Join us as we explore this topic through an interactive panel discussion with community leaders, moderated by Jamie Millard, Co-Executive Director of Pollen. [Read more.] 

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Community Reading
Cow Tipping Press
Wednesday, June 3
6:00 - 7:30pm
The Depot Coffee House

June Sounding Board Session
#mnrising featuring Matt Lewis of GREATER MSP
Monday, June 8
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Surly Brewing

Knight Green Line Challenge: Q&A Session
Knight Foundation St. Paul
Thursday, June 11
5:30pm - 7:00pm
High School for the Recording Arts

Bacon, Coffee, & Content Marketing with Lee Odden
Friday, June 12
8:00am - 10:00am
514 Studio

Knight Green Line Challenge: Q&A Session
Knight Foundation St. Paul
Friday, June 12
8:30am - 10:00am
Black Dog Cafe

Asians in Minnesota: Exploring Our Stories Behind the Numbers
Saturday, June 13
9:00am - 3:00pm
Wellstone Center

"Our Minnesota' Cascading Conversations Tour 2015 Advance Team Orientation
Monday, June 15
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grassroots Solutions

"Keeping Current" Happy Hour II
Monday, June 22
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Afro Deli

Women Leaders Emerging Coaching Circles
Fall 2015 Application Deadline: June 21
7-Month Cohort Program


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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