• Insights & Trends

    This premier seminar series brings the leading voices in public administration to public service professionals for a concentrated half-day seminar to share their expertise on issues of key importance. The timely and relevant topics of the seminar series will address issues impacting our cities and counties.*

    Location: All seminars at Hamline University Minneapolis
    Time: Thursdays, 9 a.m. - noon, registration and continental breakfast open at 8:30 a.m.
    Cost: $50 per session


    2014-15 Topics 

    SESSION I: Performance metrics

    October 23, 2014 (Register by October 16)

    How many excellent plans have been made and forgotten because of failure to execute?  This Insights & Trends seminar will focus on the development and use of performance metrics as a method to spotlight and prioritize strategic objectives. This workshop style session will deliver hands-on and real-world examples of leveraging performance metrics to facilitate action. We will help you to learn how to develop performance metrics that will strongly support your strategic plan, and align your organization behind your highest priorities - without overwhelming your team. 

    Presenters: Nathan Burkett, MPA '09
    Senior Consultant, Insightformation, Inc.

    Bill Barberg
    President and Founder, Insightformation, Inc. 

    Session II: Our Story, Our Future: Recognizing and Valuing Diversity

    February 5, 2015 (Register by January 30)

    Minnesota’s story is as long-established and as multifaceted as the communities that have called this place home. The voices and approaches that represent and shape our state will continue to diversify in the coming years as demographics shift and can provide rich assets and insights that inform how we develop and serve vibrant and inclusive communities. This interactive Story Lab aims to emphasize the importance of welcoming a multitude of perspectives and will provide an opportunity for leaders to cultivate a shared sense of identity, commonly-held values and a collective narrative through deep listening and story-telling.

    Presenter: Diane Tran
    Minnesota Rising 

    Session III: Topic and Speaker to be confirmed later

    April 16, 2015 (Register by April 13)

    *Departments can register for the series and send a different person to each session