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Art of Hosting (aka: Art of Participatory Leadership)

Sponsored by a coalition of community organizations, this three day training will provided to 25-30 existing and emerging leaders with a particular focus on inviting participants from Rochester’s diverse ethnic and racial communities.

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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Best Practice, Civic Engagement, Education, Workforce Development   Education/Learning Environment  

Project Phase: 

Available

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: University of Minnesota Extension

Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Rochester Community & Technical College ; Rochester Public Library ; United Way of Olmsted County ; University of Minnesota Extension

Related Projects

EquityLogic (Becoming the Solution) ; Pathways to College and Careers (Emerging Leaders Program)

 

Detailed Description

Learn to Lead Inclusive Problem Solving

Background:
Participatory Leadership: Hosting Conversations that Matter introduces participants to a variety of processes that can be used to engage people in discussing issues and identifying opportunities for action. 
The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota regularly offers this training to both students and faculty.  In fact, there are nearly 400 UMN staff who have taken this training and have formed an active community of practice. 
This will be the third time that this three day introductory workshop has been offered in Rochester.  The workshop was designed in a collaborative effort between the Diversity Council, United Way, and RAF using a model that was developed by an international group of collaborators. 
The lead trainers are Dave Ellis and Bob-e Epps who are African American community leaders from North Minneapolis and St. Paul, who have multi-state practices. Vangie Castro, Diversity Council, Mary Tittl, United Way, and I round out the team of trainers...which we refer to as "hosts".  

Within the participatory leadership model, there is an underlying theme of promoting equity, recognizing individual strengths and differences, believing there is a leader in every chair, and that collectively the group has the wisdom for identifying and solving problems or issues of concern.

Community of Practice: Another development is that the participants from the previous Rochester workshops have formed a community of practice which meets quarterly to do some staff development, share experiences, and support one another in our change efforts. There are about 12 active participants, and there have been a number of collaborations between them. 
Financial support/sponsorship of the workshop. United Way, RAF, RCTC, and WSU have each provided funds for one scholarship or have paid the workshop costs for one individual who they have selected to attend. Can we count on this support again this year from UW and RAF?  
We will also be seeking scholarship funds from Mayo and other local donors.  We do need to have the equivalent of 18 registrants to cover our costs.  

 

 

 

Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Civic Engagement, Education, Workforce Development  

April 12, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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April 11, 2019: OpenBeam April 2019 News

Attended Sustainability's  Arrive Rochester meeting about ride sharing presentation. Learn more them and their positioning in DMC Transportation notion of Transit Management.  Added the Arrive Rochester organization to Community Beam registry. Rediscovered this letter to DMCC and now wondering if the consultant is being paid  400K per year. 

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April 07, 2019: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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April 04, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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April 03, 2019: SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

April 30, 2019 Beyond Minnesota Nice Conference: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

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March 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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March 05, 2019: Rochester-Olmsted County Youth commission

The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission is bringing the Tents of Witness exhibit to Rochester on April 13th – April 16th. 

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March 05, 2019: Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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February 23, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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