Speaker Date Topic
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Jul 28, 2021
Updates from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Updates from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General

As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion.  Join us to hear updates on critical topics impacting Minneapolis and our state. 

Patrick "Packy" Mader Aug 04, 2021
Minnesota Gold--Stories of Minnesota's Olympians
Minnesota Gold--Stories of Minnesota's Olympians

The Olympics are finally underway and Minnesota has a rich Olympic sports heritage. Packy’s two books feature more than 100 Minnesota athletes in a variety of sports and eras from every geographic region of the state who have competed in the Olympics and World Championships. The lives, perseverance, challenges, and achievements of the athletes who have competed on the world stage and now “give back” to their sport, community, and school are shared by Packy from what he learned through in-person interviews. Discover Minnesota Gold!

Anne Doepner, Director of Inclusion, MN Vikings Aug 11, 2021 7:30 AM
Authentic Leadership: Speak Up and Stand Out
Authentic Leadership: Speak Up and Stand Out

Anne Doepner, Director of Inclusion for the Minnesota Vikings, will discuss her career journey as a female NFL executive and share the lessons learned along the way about the importance of understanding your worth and taking ownership of your career.

Anne Doepner is entering her sixteenth season with the Vikings in 2021 and is in her second year as the team’s Director of Inclusion & Employee Investment. In her role, Doepner leads the team’s diversity and inclusion strategy and works to implement employee engagement, inclusion, and learning initiatives in order to create a sense of belonging, with the vision of enabling employees to bring their best selves to work. 

In her previous role as the Vikings’ Director of Football Administration, Doepner was responsible for matters of salary cap management and compliance with the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. She worked closely with the personnel department on contract proposals, negotiations and player budgets, and performed research and analysis to assist the club’s strategic efforts.  She served as the primary contract negotiator for rookie contracts from 2017 to 2019.  

A staunch advocate for women’s career and professional development, Doepner is the president and founding member of the Twin Cities chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE), which was established in 2017. A native of Saint Paul, MN, Doepner holds a BA degree in French from the College of Saint Benedict.  She and her husband Aaron reside in Saint Paul with their children Alice (10) and James (8).

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Betsy McCann-UMN Director of Athletic Bands Aug 18, 2021
All I Need to Know I Learned in Band
All I Need to Know I Learned in Band

Join the Director of the 320-member University of Minnesota Marching Band for a behind-the-scenes look at the "Pride of Minnesota." Learn about what it takes to perform in one of the premiere college bands in the nation, and how to build a group culture that leads to mastery of seemingly impossible goals. 

 

 
Carol Strohecker, Dean of UMN College of Design Aug 25, 2021
Advancements Honoring the College of Design 15th Year Anniversary
Advancements Honoring the College of Design 15th Year Anniversary

Carol will describe efforts to restructure the college while promoting interdisciplinary research and education and increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and retention of students and employees. 

City of Lakes Incoming President Scott Benson Sep 15, 2021
Our Strategic Plan and Key Priorities 2021-22 Program Year
Our Strategic Plan and Key Priorities 2021-22 Program Year

Join us as we kick off another Rotary year and hear from our new Club President Scott Benson.  Scott will discuss Rotary International‘s and our Club’s strategic plans, key areas of focus for the upcoming year and exciting areas of change in the months ahead.  We will also hear from our committee chairs.  Bring your ideas too! We want to hear what makes Rotary valuable to you and where you would like to see the club contribute to our Downtown Minneapolis community.