From Christina Kendrick, City of Minneapolis:
Our Community Connections Conference is coming up fast and our new Mayor and City Council want to be a big part of this year’s event.
The closing general session is going to be facilitated dialogues with our elected officials. The structure will be several “circle conversations” that are structured by 3 questions… much like our Art of Hosting Neighborhood’s 2020 community dialogues. The dialogues will be for roughly ½ hour and then the elected officials will “report out” their take-aways from their specific circle.
- Facilitators (to simply ensure the conversation moves along and sticks to the questions)
- Note Takers (not verbatim – just capture the general themes of the conversations)
Having our neighborhoods and community partners be front and center of these dialogues is a great way to demonstrate our partnership. The time commitment is from 2:45-3:30 (but of course we encourage you to participate in the whole conference!)
Please let me know if you are willing to help us out! Also, feel free to pass to friends/family/colleagues who you know have skills with facilitation or/and notetaking. We are hoping to get 15 or more volunteers!
Christina Kendrick, MA MBA
Senior Community Specialist
Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 5th Ave S Ste. 425
Minneapolis MN 55415
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.