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Center Newsletter: Winter 2021-22

December 7, 2021

Highlights: All of us at the Center for Integrative Leadership would like to thank former Governor and US Senator Mark Dayton for his time serving as an Executive Leadership Fellow with the Center over the past two years; this Spring the Center is partnering with the Carlson Consulting Enterprise to offer a collaborative initiative consulting project focused on leveraging cross-sector engagement to enhance the teacher of color pathway in Minnesota.

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Center Newsletter: Fall 2021

September 23, 2021

Highlights: The 2020-21 Minnesota Young American Leaders Program (MYALP) had a wonderful group of 42 participants join the Program hailing from Duluth, Mankato, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul; Amy Dorman joined our Center team as a PhD Research Assistant in Summer 2021. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Center Newsletter: Winter 2020-21

January 14, 2021

Highlights: Vanessa Laird retires as Center Executive Director, but will continue on as a Senior Fellow of CIL, a member of the Humphrey School Graduate Faculty and Law School Affiliate Faculty, and a participant in the faculty rotation for the Integrative Leadership Seminar. Samantha Silker has been promoted to Center Program Director.

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Center Newsletter: Fall 2020

November 24, 2020

Highlights: Minnesotans continue to find inspiring ways to demonstrate that we are stronger, together.As the pandemic continues to spread in Minnesota and nationwide, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is partnering with the National Guard and others to expand access to COVID-19 tests. Earlier this month, MDH announced that they will open 11 new testing sites across the state and also make at-home tests available to all Minnesotans through the COVID-19 Test at Home program.

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Center Newsletter: Spring 2020

April 6, 2020

Highlights: We are happy to see many examples of shared leadership emerging during these challenging times. People and organizations are finding creative ways to work with new partners to bring necessary goods and services to their communities; the Center welcomes Lucy Marshall as a Graduate Research Assistant in Fall 2019. Lucy is pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of Minnesota with a focus in Community Practice: Organizing, Advocacy, and Nonprofit Leadership.

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University of Minnesota Welcomes Former Gov. Mark Dayton as Executive Leadership Fellow

October 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce that former Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has joined the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL) as an Executive Leadership Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year.