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Monday, May 8, 2017

2017 Community Leadership Series - Strengthening Trust in Communities


Join us for the first webinar of the 2017 Community Leadership Series on June 8, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. (CST) as we discuss the impacts of trust in our communities.  Research shows that trust is closely correlated to positive benefits such as increased efficiency and effectiveness.  We also see through research that the lack of trust leads to disengagement and loss of creativity.  The presence, or lack of, trust has even greater impacts on relationship in communities with diverse cultures.

Leadership and Civic Engagement Educators, Eriks Dunens and Dawn Newman, will explore the types of trust and the three most common places where trust is built or lost.  They will also discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist in diverse communities to strengthen networks and build trust.  This 90 minute webinar is FREE and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home or office.  Invite a fellow community leader or colleague to join you for this informational and interactive webinar.   Register today at http://z.umn.edu/2017trust.  Registration closes May 25, 2017.

The 2017 Community Leadership offers a ninety minute webinar each month, June through November.  Take time for yourself to learn about new topics, deepen your understandings, and connect with other leaders around the nation who are working to strengthen their communities.  To learn more about the series visit the 2017 Community Leadership webpage and watch this blog for registration announcement.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Advance Your Leadership Skills with YouLead 8


We are excited to announce the upcoming 2017-2018 leadership cohort, YouLead: leadership for you and your community, formerly the U-Lead Advisory Academy. As passionate members of Minnesota communities we invite you to register for and join YouLead.

YouLead is an opportunity to build leadership skills while connecting with others who are working on complex community issues. Through the program, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Expand your leadership through community site visits, discussion,interactive lessons, hands-on learning, a national tour and reflection.
  • Explore thought-provoking topics such as powerful communication, unconscious bias, successful teams, motivations, strengths, conflict, well-being, and decision-making - all built on a foundation of Core Leadership Competencies™.
  • Discover Extension’s innovative programs and partnerships.

You can read more about the program at z.umn.edu/youlead. This site provides the schedule, program background information, registration costs and instructions, and highlights from past participants. We welcome you to also share this information with your connections throughout the state.



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