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Vital Connections On Air is a podcast from University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality that explores the trends and topics important to communities and their leaders. You will hear new research and insights from University of Minnesota and University Minnesota Extension professionals as well as great stories from local communities and organizations.

Vital Connections On Air U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality

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Vital Connections On Air is a podcast from University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality that explores the trends and topics important to communities and their leaders. You will hear new research and insights from University of Minnesota and University Minnesota Extension professionals as well as great stories from local communities and organizations.

    Vital Connections On Air: Wakeup Minnesota with Ms. Victoria McWane-Creek on Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    Vital Connections On Air: Wakeup Minnesota with Ms. Victoria McWane-Creek on Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    • 43 min
    Vital Connections On Air: Wakeup Minnesota with Dr. Gloria ​ Gonzalez-Morales on Oppressive Civility

    Vital Connections On Air: Wakeup Minnesota with Dr. Gloria ​ Gonzalez-Morales on Oppressive Civility

    Topic: Oppressive Civility 
    Dr. Gloria ​ Gonzalez-Morales
     
    University of Minnesota Extension page with additional information and resources:
    https://extension.umn.edu/vital-connections-air/wakeup-minnesota-dr-gloria-gonzalez-morales-oppressive-civility
     
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Advancing women’s leadership in rural Minnesota

    Advancing women’s leadership in rural Minnesota

    Even as more women step into leadership roles, much work remains to reach true gender equity in workplaces, local government bodies, and other community spaces. In this episode of Vital Connections On Air, we talk to Teresa Kittridge, founder of 100 Rural Women. Listen as she shares the work she's doing to amplify women’s voices and support their leadership journey.

    • 34 min
    Tourism and its impact on communities

    Tourism and its impact on communities

    The tourism industry can be a critical catalyst to help communities develop economically and demographically. While the impact of COVID-19 will linger for years to come, businesses and community organizations across Minnesota have proven resilient in the face of fluctuating demand, workforce shortages, climate changes, and other issues. During this conversation, our panelists discuss examples of how they have responded to these challenges and much more.

    • 45 min
    Special Episode 07: Festivals and events during a pandemic

    Special Episode 07: Festivals and events during a pandemic

    Festivals and events around the state and country have seen many changes in 2020.  Whether it is canceling a community festival or creating a virtual event there are many challenges for organizers.  Xinyi (Lisa) Qian discusses what organizers and community members can do to weather the storm.
    In this special series we are looking back on webinars and articles shared early during the pandemic and how that information needs to shift for our current reality.  

    • 18 min
    Special Episode 06: Minnesota tourism during the pandemic

    Special Episode 06: Minnesota tourism during the pandemic

    The tourism industry has been impacted by the pandemic.  Today we hear from Xinyi (Lisa) Qian from the University of Minnesota Extension Tourism Center on the state of Minnesota’s tourism sector and how they are looking towards recovery.
    In this special series we are looking back on webinars and articles shared early during the pandemic and how that information needs to shift for our current reality.  

    • 19 min

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