Identity-Driven Leadership at bushCONNECT 2016

bushCONNECT – or bushCON for short – is a leadership networking event that builds stronger and more meaningful connections among leaders in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

bushCON is powered by the Bush Foundation in partnership with more than 40 organizations from the region. The day includes inspiring talks, engaging small-group sessions, conversations with community leaders, and interactive networking experiences, all designed to inspire, equip and connect leaders for success.

May 10, 2016: Workshops

Identity-Driven Leadership: Developing Resilience and Restorative Practices

Join LOCUS and Minnesota Rising for interactive companion workshops to explore the topic of identity-driven leadership. The concurrent workshops will include intentional intersections between the companion tracks to allow for shared experiences exploring race, identity and leadership.

This workshop by and for self-identified leaders of color will weave in opportunities for learning about tools and resources for leaders of color and American Indians to recognize the personal and collective impacts of racial oppression as well as to spend time engaging in restorative and healing practices.

A companion workshop for leaders who identify as white or of European descent will build on an exploration of identity and values to provide a space for courageous engagement with race and power.

This session is hosted by and for leaders of color as a supportive and courageous space. You should identify as a person of color or American Indian to attend this session.

Identity-Driven Leadership: Engaging with Race and Power

Join LOCUS and Minnesota Rising for interactive companion workshops to explore the topic of identity-driven leadership. The concurrent workshops will include intentional intersections between the companion tracks to allow for shared experiences exploring race, identity and leadership.

This workshop for leaders who identify as white or of European descent will provide a space for courageous engagement with topics like race, power and privilege. An exploration of our identities and values will be the foundation for dialogue and creative skill-building to understand what it means for each of us to mindfully lead and learn in our respective communities.

A companion workshop by and for self-identified leaders of color will weave in opportunities for learning about tools and resources for leaders of color and American Indians to recognize the personal and collective impacts of racial oppression as well as to spend time engaging in restorative and healing practices.

This session is hosted by and for leaders who identify as white or of European descent as a supportive and courageous space. You should identify as white or of European descent to attend this session.

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