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Event recap - U-Lead Advisory Academy Alumni

The U-Lead Advisory Academy, a leadership development program put on by University of Minnesota Extension, has had five classes since it started running in 2007. On May 8, 2015, Extension brought together thirty alumni from across all the classes to extend their networks further, explore leadership questions, and support one another's work.

The day involved activities to build relationships and get to know others in the room, chances to talk about projects and initiatives (and provide insights, resources, and feedback), and dig deep into how the community can support one another as leaders.

The group resolved to continue meeting to deepen and broaden connections to improve the work being done in communities across the state.

If the U-Lead Advisory Academy sounds like something you are interested in being a part of, registration will be opening soon. Visit the program website for more information.

Event recap - bushCONNECT 2015

On May 4, the Bush Foundation hosted bushCONNECT 2015, an event intended to bring together Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota leaders from various sectors, identities and interests to get inspiration, equip new tools and knowledge, and connect with the other people present.

For those who weren't there, the Bush Foundation has begun posting some of the speakers and sessions to their YouTube channel.

In addition, check out the Connector's Guide put together by Pollen for a community-sourced guide that can help leaders in their work.

Photo courtesy of the Bush Foundation and Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography (Source)

Register now for webinar Creating connection in your personal and community lives


Join us for this two part webinar that examines how creating positive relationships can increase well-being for individuals and communities. Extension educators Denise Stromme and Lori Rothstein, working from the leading research-based model for well-being, will teach participants how they as

leaders can foster a culture where even small connections create positive impacts on the people, communities, and work they encounter.

Participants will leave the webinar with practical strategies that can be implemented in one's personal life, as well as in community organizations and workplaces.

By registering, participants are committing to attending both parts of the webinar. Each one is unique and the second builds upon what is covered in the first.

WHEN: June 4 and June 11, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Online offering

COST: $25 per participant

Registration is open now and will close on May 20, 2015.