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.
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.]
Sparking insight (Part I)
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
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.]
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!