When asked what leaders need to more effectively lead change, the number one answer they gave us is more opportunities to connect with one another.

The events below are opportunities to do just that. Build and strengthen your connections with leaders across various networks in our region. Be inspired to think bigger and think differently about what's possible in your community. Equip yourself with new skills, tools and knowledge to more effecitvely lead change.

Upcoming Events

2016 Overcoming Racism Conference

October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016

Saint Paul, MN

This conference will empower participants to understand how they can disrupt racism in ways that makes sense in the context of their own lives. It will give people concrete ways to disrupt racism in our communities, our institutions and ourselves, along with the context of why we need to disrupt racism and inspiration for action. 

Women's Leadership Conference

November 02, 2016 to November 03, 2016

Mankato, MN

During the annual YWCA Women’s Leadership conference attendees are provided the opportunity to explore together with open minds how women lead, build meaningful connections, discuss trends in leadership and learn strategies and tools to take back to our family, organizations and community.

The Conference provides a unique experience in that we learn through sharing of stories and experience from our speakers and fellow attendees. 

Ignite Minneapolis

November 03, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.

2016 AISES National Conference

November 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

The annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development. Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations and government agencies.

Roseville, MN

Behaviors or Symptoms: Participants will learn about the basics of brain injury and case studies will be reviewed to better understand behaviors vs. symptoms after brain injury.
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals. Continuing Education Units have been approved by the Board of Social Work and will be available at each seminar.

Independent Sector 2016: New Frontiers

November 16, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Washington, D.C.

The Independent Sector Conference is the meeting ground for leaders and changemakers looking to drive momentum for the charitable community, set the sector’s agenda for the coming year and collaborate on strategies for success.

Rapid City, SD

Circle of Giving Event

December 01, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

Join the Tiwahe Foundation as they celebrate the work of Tiwahe Grantees and the importance of language, culture, education and giving in our community.

Mankato, MN

Diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Mankato forward through honest conversation and powerful action. Following a compelling keynote address, facilitated table conversations will engage and challenge our thinking about race in our community.

Grow Our Own Summit

December 15, 2016

Marshall, MN

Join the Southwest Initiative Foundation as they launch into a new era of our regional work, focused on supporting all southwest Minnesota kids and the communities they call home. During the summit, you’ll become educated and inspired to take action that will benefit your own business, organization, school, community or family.