2019 Schedule

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February 21st  |  3 - 5PM

Tom has spent the last 10 years of his life working with people to achieve their financial goals - which 100% of the time requires budgeting. He'll walk us through recommendations, stories and tips on all things budget related.

The Stuff No One Tells You About Budgeting

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March 21st  |  3 - 5PM

The topic that never seems to get less scary. We're bringing in one of the best to teach us some basic fundamentals of public speaking. Jerrid's talk will be extremely interactive and require some hands on learning. That's all we'll say for now.

Mastering Public Speaking

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April 16th  |  7:30 - 8:30AM

One of the most important things you can do for your professional work life is building a network. Ryan has years of experience and networking tips to bring to the table. It'll no doubt be a fun discussion!

Building Your Network

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May 16th  |  3 - 5PM

If you weren't able to join us for round one of strengths learning with Kim, you missed out. We're taking a deeper diver into our unique strengths and learning how to further apply them in work and life.

Strengths Finder: A Deeper Dive

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August 15th  |  7:30 - 8:30AM

If there's one social platform to focus your brand building energy, it's LinkedIn. Tyler will walk us through a few tips and tricks when it comes to establishing a professional presence online.

10 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

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September 26th  |  3 - 5PM

The face, shape and makeup of rural MN communities are changing. Ben's presentation is supported by his data and research. Most importantly, he challenges you to think how you can positively impact the small towns where you live and work.

Rewriting the Rural Narrative

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October 24th  |  5 - 7:30PM

Instead of a holiday party this year, we decided to throw a fall party! Join us for a historic evening tour of the MinnWest Techology Campus (optional), or just come have happy hour beverages at WORKUP along with apps, trivia games and prizes!


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November 21st  |  3 - 5PM

A fun panel featuring four local leaders with "a few years" of experience under their belts. We'll dive into each of their careers paths, how they've served as leaders in various ways, advice they have for our area's young professionals, and then you'll get the chance to ask our panelists questions!

"Intra"preneur Panel