Monday, September 30, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] September 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] September 2019

This month's autumnal equinox helped those of us in the northern hemisphere cross the threshold into the fall season. And so we try to imitate nature by creating a sense of welcome; in this case, as a part of MSP Welcome Week 2019. Thanks to Make It. MSP. for partnering on a great LOCUS MSP Welcome Week Family Dinner to connect with longtime and newer residents of the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area! 

        MSP Welcome Week Family Dinner at Gandhi Mahal

In the spirit of building connections to lead our communities, League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP) holds nonpartisan candidate forums each election cycle for local elected offices, with opportunities for the public to meet the candidates and put forth questions to them about leadership of the city. The October dates for its upcoming St. Paul City Council candidate forums are listed on their online events calendar. All candidate forums are free and open to the public. Join them or other organizations hosting events in this month's Dispatch to engage in active citizenship!

YNPN-TC Peer Mentor Program

YNPN-TC is launching a Peer Mentor Program in October. The Program will feature mentor groups that meet once a month to challenge and engage with each other. This is a Peer Mentor Program, so program planners do not expect anyone to provide career counseling or career opportunities. This is a safe space meant for brainstorming, collaboration and support. Kick-off is estimated to take place from 5-8 PM on Thursday, October 24 at Impact Hub MSP. You should consider this program if you want to share your own experiences, learn from others in your field, demonstrate leadership skills and expand your network! Fill out the survey, register online, and keep an eye out on the YNPN Twin Cities website for more details! [Learn more.]

Accepting Shannon Leadership Institute Applications

The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute's mission is to nurture the creativity and vitality of community-serving leaders from all sectors. The Shannon Institute provides a structured, challenging, and supportive opportunity for these experienced community leaders to clarify the purpose of their work and the core values they want that work to exemplify, to enhance their focus and effectiveness, and to increase their sense of fulfillment. The result that the Institute achieves is purposeful and effective leadership with a renewed commitment to community service. Ready to reflect on why your work is important or how you might do it more effectively with a renewed commitment to service? Apply now to join the Shannon in 2020: deadline is October 15, 2019. [Learn more.]

Accepting HEAL Council Applications

Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council is now accepting applications. HEAL was created as part of a broader effort by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to address statewide inequities in health status. HEAL represents the voices of many communities most impacted by health inequities across the state, including racial and ethnic minority groups, American Indians, rural Minnesotans, Minnesotans with disabilities, LGBTQ community members, and refugees and immigrants. The knowledge and wisdom of council members will enhance the work of MDH in advancing health equity for all communities in Minnesota. Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019. [Learn more.]

Apply to be a Bush Fellow

The Bush Fellowship is a recognition of your accomplishments and support for your potential. It is an investment in you, so that you can make a difference in your community. The Fellowship is a flexible grant of up to $100,000 intended to help you strengthen and develop your leadership. It gives you the resources and time you need to reflect, build your leadership skills and learn new ways to make a positive impact. As a Fellow, you define your own vision and create a unique Fellowship plan to learn the skills and build the relationships that will help you make your vision a reality. You are encouraged to think bigger and differently about what is possible for yourself and your communities. Deadline: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at noon CT. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

A Wild and Precious World
Pollen Live
Thursday, October 3
The Southern Theater

Corporate Civic Engagement: The Minnesota Model

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Friday, October 4
11:00am - 12:15pm
Cowles Auditorium

30 somethings meet up
YNPN Twin Cities Cities
Saturday, October 5
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Goat Coffeehouse

2019 Veterans' Voices Award Ceremony
Minnesota Humanities Center
Saturday, October 5
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Union Depot

Hack the Gap All-Women Hackathon Fall 2019
October 5 - 6
7:30am - 4:00pm
Techstars Farm to Fork

Young Professionals Networking: Travel and Hispanic Heritage
Global Minnesota
Monday, October 7
La Doña Cervecería

dance•werking: Movement-based leadership development
Squaretree LLC
Thursday, October 10
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Minneapolis Central Library

Social Enterprise: In the Business of Doing Good
SEA-Twin Cities
Tuesday, October 15
3:30pm - 5:30pm

ENGAGE Asian American Leadership Summit
Wednesday, October 16
8:00am - 5:30pm

Impact Talks: Building a Purpose Driven Economy
SEA-Twin Cities
Wednesday, October 16
11:30am - 1:15 pm
TPT Partnerships

CelebrAsian: A Toast to Community Elders
Wednesday, October 16
5:00pm - 7:00pm
La Dona Cerveceria

MINN Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 22
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Lab

FAWK Presents the SUPER SHOW
Saturday, October 26
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Cyber Security Summit International Dinner
Monday, October 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Alafia Foundation Fall Friendraiser
Tuesday, October 29
5:30pm - 7:30pm
New Rules

Annual Open House
Thursday, October 31
11:00am - 2:00pm
Minnesota Humanities Center
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