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“Don’t Worry; We’ve Got This” – A Gathering of Rising Leaders
May 2, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pmFree
“Don’t Worry; We’ve Got This” will be an evening full of good people, good food, good conversation, and good fun!
We are convening a Gathering of Rising Leaders for a number of reasons:
- We want you guys to meet each other! Especially in rural areas, the sense of isolation can be great for those of us trying to imagine a better community, and we want to combat that.
- We want to support your growth! Part of our discussion will focus on what promising leaders need to succeed so that CURE knows what resources we can provide to help you on your path to success.
- We want to have fun! We’ve asked people we think are pretty darn cool to give short and engaging presentations; World Café conversations make it easier to talk to strangers as if they were old friends; and we’re finishing off the night with a social hour and open mic, so you can bring your musical, poetic, comedic, dramatic, or other talents with you to share!
What’s with this Millennial Leadership Network thing, anyway?
- We have designed “Don’t Worry; We’ve Got This” with Millennials in mind. The Millennial generation includes people born between 1981 and 2000 (according to the Pew Research Center), and this is event considers their experience because research indicates that Millennials will reshape the structure of leadership. Especially for CURE, anticipating the nature of this transition will be critical to ensuring our long-term institutional sustainability. Sarina and Ariel will start the evening with a (short and engaging!) presentation on who Millennials are and what’s up with them so you aren’t in the dark, but:
- Everyone is welcome! Leadership doesn’t stop or start with Millennials; we hope the CURE Leadership Network will include a diverse array of people. However we will develop voluntary ‘cohorts’ within the network, so that people that work best together can collaborate on projects.
- The Network will keep your connections strong! It’s one thing to have the most fun you’ve had on a Friday night with us just once; it’s another if you, everyone else in the room, and CURE can all continue to work and have fun together well into the future. The infrastructure of the network will allow everyone to stay in communication and collaborate on more projects.
This event will take place at the Granite Falls American Legion on the 2nd floor beginning at 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
- Local Food Appetizer Buffet catered by Bootlegger’s Supper Club; Cash Bar
- Panel of Speakers & World Cafe discussion
- Open Mic! An opportunity for you to play music, perform slam poetry, try your hand at comedy, stage a skit, or share anything that can be performed!
- Event is free but RSVP is appreciated for a food count. To RSVP, email or call 877-269-2873 to let us know you plan on attending.
- People of all ages are welcome to attend this event!
Join CURE this Friday evening as we launch CURE’s Leadership Network! Read CURE’s latest blog post to learn more.
The Panelist Speakers:
Neil Linscheid is an Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. His work is focused on supporting local leaders as they navigate economic changes taking place in their community. His mission is to teach, coach, and connect local leaders as they try to make informed decisions about their community’s economic future. For the past eight years, he has been part of the rural Minnesota “brain gain” trend, as a young professional choosing to locate in rural Minnesota.
Prior to his current position, he was Economic Development Director for the Region Five Development Commission. He has also worked with Minnesota Rural Partners and the University of Minnesota Center for Small Towns. He received his Master’s of Public Policy with a concentration in rural economic development and Bachelor of Political Science degree’s from the University of Minnesota.
In addition to his professional work, Neil active in economic development in his community where he serves as a member of the Clarkfield City Council, Clarkfield EDA, and Clarkfield Area Community Foundation. He and his wife, Nikki, live in Clarkfield and have 3 small children.