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Opportunity: University of Minnesota Cross-Sector Forum: Leadership to Address Minnesota's Grand Challenges

The Center for Integrative Leadership is hosting a FREE event for those who have participated in leadership programs with education from the University of Minnesota. As an alumni of an Extension cohort, that means you! The event is about bringing together leaders from multiple professions to address the tough issues that stretch beyond a single area or line of work.

The event is scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Coffman Memorial Union on the University's Minneapolis campus.

To find out more, read below. For an agenda and to register, click here.

Across the University, there are many programs intended to elevate the leadership of working professionals. However, for the most part, the University's professional programs are as siloed as participant's day-to-day work environments. We often don't meet our peers from other sectors until crisis necessitates it. As a result, our solutions aren't as innovative as they might be.

Hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Integrative Leadership, this Forum will engage professionals from executive leadership programs across the University in a unique day of cross-sector dialogue, skill-building, and network-weaving. We'll collectively grapple with the "grand challenges" keeping you - Minnesota's professional leaders - up at night.

Through this Forum, you will:
  • Expand your network of professional peers across multiple sectors.
  • Explore the application of an integrative leadership framework to how you approach your work.
  • Experience participatory approaches that can effectively facilitate cross-boundary ideation, collaboration and innovation.
  • Leverage diverse perspectives to explore new paths forward for complex issues you're currently tackling in your work.

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