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Courageous Engagement Across Difference


Minnesota’s nonprofits are working to build better communities, grow healthier environments and nurture stronger and smarter people. We aim to be exceptional in our visions and our daily work.
Our high aspirations bring us into complicated situations. We struggle to address the inequities we see, the judgements we hear and the racism that hovers below the surface. Each field of nonprofit work – arts, human services, health, animals, environment, education – must find ways to engage others across our differences.
It takes courage to address the unknown and the difficult situations. It takes courage to bridge differences of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, age, ability, geography and religion.
Courage is our calling. How are you courageously engaging across difference?
Join the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) as we challenge presenters and attendees to engage one another across difference. The 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Conference will address these challenges; we hope you’ll join us.

Getting the Job Done: Leading Through Difference

During our morning keynote session, Gloria Perez, president and C.E.O. of the Jeremiah Program, will discuss trends and opportunities to provide leadership for nonprofit sector leaders.

Leaders are continually faced with situations where differences in perspective and experience create challenging conditions for making progress. How do you validate perspectives, stay focused on your mission and get the job done? This session will address a leadership style that does not seek to eliminate or reconcile differences but instead focuses on the organization's vision and goals.


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Nonprofit Leadership Conference
Tuesday, June 14
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

 Platinum Sponsor