Integrative Leadership Workshops

The Center is partnering with the Institute on the Environment and the MnDrive Global Food Ventures (GFV) Grad Student Development Award (available to the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Science, the Veterinary Medicine, and the School of Public Health students) to offer Integrative Leadership Workshops in Spring 2022 and Spring 2023.

Topic areas include: integrative leadership foundations: leading across sectors and professions for collective impact; leadership for grand challenges: framing public purposes and navigating policy fields; policies and practices for engaging with diverse stakeholders and divisive topics; using narratives in leadership.

We are interested in expanding these workshops to prepare a broader audience of UMN graduate and professional students for cross-sectoral leadership. If you are interested in offering a workshop on Integrative Leadership, please reach out to the Center at [email protected].

Previous Workshops/Forums

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Falcon Heights Community Conversations (2017)

The Falcon Heights Task Force on Inclusion and Policing was created by the City Council of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, following the killing of Philando Castile by a police officer in Falcon Heights.  Eleven committed individuals with diverse experiences and perspectives met for 13 regular task force meetings to develop a set of recommendations on policing and community inclusion.  In conjunction with their meetings, they hosted a series of five community conversations to engage with community members on policing and inclusion within Falcon Heights.  Kathryn S. Quick, PhD, Co-Academic Director of the Center for Integrative Leadership and Elizabeth Dressel, research assistant at the Center, supported the work of Task Force and conducted an evaluation of the community conversation process. See the full list of findings and report here: Falcon Heights Evaluation Report

School of Public Health and Somali Community Collaboration Initiative (2016-2017)

The Center is working with a collaborative initiative of the School of Public Health and Minnesota Somali community members in public health careers to launch and deepen their partnership to benefit the health of the community. The collaborative group was formed in the fall of 2016 to address areas for partnership, including community-engaged research and public health career pipelines.  The group has set up two task forces to develop and pursue a common agenda for action around workforce pathways and research prioritization and coordination.

Assessing Public Value in a Shared-Power World Workshop (2016)

The Center for Integrative Leadership and the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center hosted a half-day workshop focused on assessing public value in a cross-sectoral world. The workshop was an interactive and engaging session focused on public value accounting and public value mapping. Speakers included John Bryson (Humphrey School of Public Affairs), Kathy Quick (Humphrey School of Public Affairs), Tina Nabatchi (Syracuse), Mary Feeney (Arizona State University), Mark Moore (Harvard Kennedy School), and Barry Bozeman (Arizona State University).

Finding Common Ground: The Changing Agricultural Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for the Worker, the Employer and the Community (2014)

This working forum explored the challenges and opportunities for workers, employers and the community as part of the changing agriculture workforce. Health and well-being of agriculture workers is often overlooked, including safety, access to health care, and successful integration into local communities. Ensuring healthy and productive workers requires broad perspectives, inquisitive minds, and a commitment to collaborate.