Our efforts are in attempt to create the conditions for a stronger, more inclusive Minnesota. While we are continually learning, we now consider the conditions both tools and outcomes, including:
- Relationships and trust
- Common narrative comprised of specific stories
- Collaborative competencies
- Shared vision
- Equitable policies and practices
- Distributed power and empowerment
To advance our mission and to achieve these conditions, we host and engage in the following work:
Published weekday mornings, the Minnesota Rising blog shares inspiration, news, events, and original content about innovative and collaborative leadership, current and future Minnesota matters, and the rising Millennial generation. On a monthly basis, the Minnesota Rising Dispatch curates noteworthy events and opportunities for emerging leaders across the state. Subscribe to the Dispatch here!
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Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Minnesota Rising Un/Conference engages emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers! The annual daylong event features an inspiring keynote speaker, breakout sessions led by young Minnesotans, and an Open Space Technology workshop to shape the day to reflect and connect to the most urgent and relevant conversations for attendees. Explore past Un/Conference themes, content, and schedules below.
- Minnesota Rising 2010 Un/Conference: Making Our Mark on Minnesota!
- Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building the Network for What's Next
- Minnesota Rising 2012 Un/Conference: Leveraging Expansive Leadership for Our Minnesota
- Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership
- Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference: The Future Is How
"Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversations Tour: Building A State of Trust
Collaborative Competence Learning Labs Series
Minnesota is experiencing vast change due to rapid advances in technology, increased political polarization, and diversifying demographics. In June 2013, Minnesota Rising hosted a thought-provoking, "Collaborative Competence: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership" World Cafe to explore how these trends can provide us insight into the new kinds of leadership that will be required to navigate and shape a future we can all be proud of 30 years from today. Building on learning from the Millennial Leadership: "Different by Design" World Cafe in June 2012, this facilitated conversation helped to identify key collective leadership competencies that can be cultivated in order to lead collaboratively into the future. The Minnesota Rising Learning Labs Series and corresponding collaborative competence resource collection aim to provide emerging leaders a supportive community and innovative methods to study and practice these critical skills.
- Minnesota Rising Fail Lab: Failing Into the Future
- Minnesota Rising Story Lab: Our Story, Our Future
- Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab: New Paradigms, New Possibilities
- Minnesota Rising Inquiry Lab: The Future In the Form of a Question
An initiative of Minnesota Rising organized for and by people of color, LOCUS seeks to serve as a meeting ground for people from diverse backgrounds to engage with one another and to clarify our collective needs and our common aspirations. Through the pursuit of stronger connection and inclusiveness, and by striving for equitable and representative leadership, we aim to create a community that embraces and supports each and every person. The LOCUS blog features relevant and timely news, job postings and board openings, and other local events and opportunities for communities of color in the Twin Cities region. LOCUS regularly hosts dialogues and events for and by people of color in order to cultivate a pool of people ready to serve and lead in our local communities.