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University students available to help community groups

The Community Assistantship Program (CAP) provides applied research assistance to community-based groups outside the Twin Cities Metro Area. The research and technical needs of community organizations are matched with the support of talented students. The idea is simple: get the resources of a great University working with communities to address the significant issues facing the people of Minnesota. CAP projects typically place students in a community defined and directed part time research assistantship for one semester or over the summer. Students are selected by and report to the community organization. Throughout the project students are supported by a community supervisor, faculty and community mentors.

Eligible organizations include community groups, organizations, and local governments in Greater Minnesota (plus outer suburbs in the Twin Cities) and projects that would serve the entire state. Many different types of projects can be funded. Visit http://www.cura.umn.edu/CAP fo…

Opportunity: At Your Service Train-the-Trainer Event

How does your community do at welcoming people to its businesses and amenities?

University of Minnesota Extension's Tourism Center provides At Your Service, a curriculum that individuals can bring back into their communities that provides customer service training, tips for effective interactions, and ideas for tailoring the content to your workforce.
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Where: St. Paul Campus, University of MinnesotaCost: $459 - includes lunch and curriculum materials for you to deliver the workshop in your community or workplaceRegister: Tourism center website

Learn: Snow Cards Technique

We here in Leadership and Civic Engagement are in the process of creating some online videos of small tips and tools that can benefit anyone doing leadership or civic engagement work. We recently completed our first batch and would like to share them with you. This is the fifth video in an initial group of five. Check out our archives to see those that came before and thanks to those who have been checking them out each week!





If you have an additional 2 minutes to offer us some feedback on this video, we would appreciate it as we plan to create more online content that meets your needs.


Emotional intelligence: A pathway to self-understanding and improved leadership

Registration is now open for the last offering in the 2014 Leadership Series. The topic is Emotional intelligence: A pathway to self-understanding and improved leadership.

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotions to understand others in an effective and meaningful way. It is a skill that can be developed and can result in effective relationships, interpersonal growth, and improved self-management - all essential aspects of being a leader!

Participants will take the first scientifically validated instrument to measure emotionally intelligent behavior, the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®). Educators Catie Rasmussen and Mike Liepold will then provide participants with a deeper understanding of their core emotional intelligence skills and help create a plan to enhance those skills too.

The details:When - Monday, Nove…

Learn: Decide How to Decide

We here in Leadership and Civic Engagement are in the process of creating some online videos of small tips and tools that can benefit anyone doing leadership or civic engagement work. We recently completed our first batch and would like to share them with you. This is the fourth video in an initial group of five. Check out our archives to see those that came before and come back each subsequent Tuesday to see another!



This video has an accompanying worksheet. You can access it here to print out and take notes as you watch.



If you have an additional 2 minutes to offer us some feedback on this video, we would appreciate it as we plan to create more online content that meets your needs.


Learn: Community Sector Wheel

We here in Leadership and Civic Engagement are in the process of creating some online videos of small tips and tools that can benefit anyone doing leadership or civic engagement work. We recently completed our first batch and would like to share them with you. This is the third video in an initial group of five. Check out our archives to see those that came before and come back each subsequent Tuesday to see another!



This video references the Community Sector Wheel. To get a larger version of the image, please view or download this file. CSWheel.pdf



If you have an additional 2 minutes to offer us some feedback on this video, we would appreciate it as we plan to create more online content that meets your needs.