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Past Meeting Agendas

Meeting Materials Archive 

May 2018

  • FutureGood with Trista Harris, President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations: As our country moves towards a time of more uncertainty, keeping an eye toward the future allows us to imagine beyond the confusion of today and instead build a new tomorrow. 
  • We Are All Criminals (WAAC): We Are All Criminals is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be “criminal.” Through shared stories of those who committed or were accused of committing crimes, those who got away with them, and those who have been directly affected by the criminal justice system, we seek to erase the barriers that separate us. If you missed Emily's talk, please watch this video.
  • Ujamaa Place: Since opening their doors seven years ago, Ujamaa Place has served over 2,000 mostly men of color in efforts to transform communities in the greater St. Paul area. Please visit this video for an overview of their work to disrupt mass incarceration. 
  • Ban the Box: This document provides an overview of Minnesota hiring requirements for public employers, in place since 2009, enforced by the MN Department of Human Rights.

February 2018

September 2017

  • Dr. Mark Thomas
    Visit the University of Minnesota Department of Neuroscience for a snapshot of his research and current projects.
  • FADED Fentanyl's Impact Video
    FADED is a documentary that follows four families that have been impacted by the synthetic drug Fentanyl.  This video is intended to help inform you about the extreme dangers of Fentanyl, a lethal synthetic drug impacting our community and is resulting in overdoses and death. This is not an issue that is targeting certain socioeconomic classes; it is being abused by a wide range of youth and is easily obtained.
  • Sarah Reese, Polk County Public Health Director
    Polk-Mahnomen-Norman Community Health Services Administrator
    Resource Handouts:
    Strategies to Provide Information  
    Strategies to Conduct a Community Assessment on Rx Abuse
  • St. Gabriel's Health & Morrison County Partnership: Successfully Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
    A hospital prescription bottle was found at the scene of an overdose. In a county of just over 30,000 residents, one of the community’s four pharmacies alone filled 40,000 narcotic pill prescriptions every single month. Staff members at CHI St. Gabriel’s Health knew they had to do something.

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May 2017

February 2017

September 2016

November 2015
by Hector Garcia

February 2015 Meeting

Can you give me a short simplified statement about the % of people (to date) that tend to be in each of the DiSC quadrants?
The percentage of people in each of the DiSC quadrants is 25%.    This is due to the fact that the profile is normed on the North American population and designed to give results that are evenly distributed among the styles.   An example I use to illustrate this is to imagine that all of the D’s I’s and S’s were removed from the planet and only people who had C styles remained.   IF those C’s were to take the DiSC assessment again, we would still have 25% of respondents falling in each of the quadrants.    This is because, when compared to the new population of Earth, some of those C’s would now be considered D’s, I’s or S’s.   
Does it vary by cultures? Does the publisher collect data internationally?   
Yes we do. All of our translated assessments are normed and validated based on their respective populations.    For instance, in China there are behaviors that are more socially desirable than they are in the U.S. and vice versa.
The DiSC instrument is used by many firms and they vary in the validity and cost for their instruments.  The instructors in these videos are not affiliated with the DiSC that was used in the February 2015 FUTURES meeting, but the core content is accurate.   They are fairly succinct and it’s a good overview. 

October 2014 Meeting

March 2014 Meeting

November 2013 Meeting

November 2012 Meeting

Guest Speaker General Joe Kelly mentioned several books he has enjoyed using in his leadership journey:
  • "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect" by Dr Rob Rotella
  • "Humilitas" by John Dickson
  • " The Leadership Lessons of Jesus" by Bob Briner and Ray Pritchard
  • "The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army" by David Cloud - There is no right or best leadership style; just be yourself and be sincere.
  • "Building Leaders the West Point Way" by Major General (Retired) Joseph P. Franklin - A leader must be approachable.
  • "The Servant" by James C. Hunter - A very good primer on my personal leadership style, servant leadership, and the ideas of the upside organization chart and being personally connected to your followers.
  • "The Power of Acknowledgment" by Judith W. Umlas - The power of acknowledging each other's humanity, accomplishments, talents, and wisdom on a continuous basis

June 2012 Meeting

February 2012 Meeting

November 2011 Meeting

February 2011 Meeting

September 2009 Meeting

February 2009 Meeting

February 2008 Meeting