Culture

Thursday, September 10, 2020

- CDT
Building Blocks for Creating Excellence and Advantage through People and Company Culture Strategies
Kjirsten Mickesh
Kjirsten Mickesh
ConnectHuman, CEO/Co-Founder

As a founder or leader of a startup, you know who you have on your team matters. It's never too early to start to intentionally develop an organization culture and talent strategies that will differentiate you and create competitive advantage. Learn the building blocks you need to create excellence and advantage through talent and culture. Define the values that guide how you operate and make business and talent decisions. Learn how to attract and retain the best diverse talent for your organization to position you for successful growth.

Monday, September 14, 2020

- CDT
Fly-in Community, Culture, and Career Fair
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
Beta.MN, Executive Director
Mary Grove
Mary Grove
Bread and Butter Ventures, Managing Partner
Steve Grove
Steve Grove
State of Minnesota, Commissioner of Employment & Economic Development
Justin Sutherland
Justin Sutherland
Iron Chef America, Winner
Aneela Idnani
Aneela Idnani
HabitAware, CoFounder
Andrew Parks
Andrew Parks
Minnevangelist, Creative Director
Ashlea Halpern
Ashlea Halpern
Minnevangelist, Co-founder & Editor

New to Minnesota, or hoping to be? Join this event to learn more about our school systems, housing market, and the MN cultural scene. Additionally, don't miss your chance to meet companies looking for top talent to add to their teams! From Hotdish, to the cherry in the spoon, this fair will give you the run down on all things Minnesota.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

- CDT
Developing Culturally Relevant Content to Improve Student Engagement
Mondo Davison
Mondo Davison
Schoolz, Co-Founder
Dario Otero
Dario Otero
Youth Lens 360 / Undemo/ Schoolz, CEO/Co-Founder
Mychal Batson
Mychal Batson
Schoolz, Co-Founder and Creative Director

Hear from the founders of education startup Schoolz as they merge tech, art, and media to bring culture to Google Classroom, in an effort to drive student engagement and support teachers

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.

- CDT
Success Stories: How Interest in Workforce Equity & Record Unemployment Can Narrow the Tech Skills Gap
Jade Denson
Jade Denson
Minnesota Technology Association, Director of Community Engagement
Shafie Abshir
Shafie Abshir
SUCCESS Computer Consulting, Remote Support Triage Tech
Kate Kirschner
Kate Kirschner
CompTIA Tech Career Academy, Midwest Regional Manager, Career Services
Jillayne Berg
Jillayne Berg
Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Director, Operations Support - IT
MI
Muhamed Ibrahim
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), Enterprise Support Specialist
Tom Hawj
Tom Hawj
Tech Guru, IT Systems Administrator
Angela Curtis
Angela Curtis
Medtronic, Technical User Support Analyst

As the economy works to recover from pandemic conditions and our country reckons with systemic inequality, addressing the tech skills gap especially among unemployed and underemployed Americans is more important than ever. Hear success stories from graduates of technical job training programs created to address these issues head on.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

- CDT
Values, Culture, and Work Ethic: The Journey to Today's Best Buy
Dick Schulze
Dick Schulze
Best Buy Co., Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Grace Northamer
Grace Northamer
BETA, Operations Intern

Join Dick Schulze, Founder of Best Buy, and Grace Northamer, University of St. Thomas Schulze Innovation Scholar, for a conversation about Dick Schulze's journey in building today's Best Buy.

Following this session join a 15min discussion in the Community Lounge.

- CDT
How To Create Breakthrough Connections for Breakthrough Team Performance

Can your startup make it with 20% worker disengagement?  The global average is 65% according to a 2019 Gallup report.  You're way ahead of the curve at only 20%.. What would it take to get to 100%. Can you scale that?

Join us for an exhilarating session of actionable insights and rejuvenating encounters of the human kind. In only 30 minutes, you'll take away a treasure trove of transformative ideas about the central role of human connection in personal wellness, employee engagement, and team performance.

The research is in: Books like Social Physics, and The Trust Factor, and The Happiness Advantage, and Team of teams are chock full of scientific evidence of what makes great teams great. It's not top talent: Top pro sports teams and mediocre ones all have million-dollar talent. It's not rocket science either: Almost any 5th grader can see the difference between top teams and the ones that envy them. A common vision or sense of purpose and human connection.
We're excited to help startup leaders level up their understanding of how greater human connection is the key to greater employee engagement and wellness, superior business results, and a better world, not just for your team, but for everyone your team knows, and for everyone who knows someone who knows your team. That may sound crazy, but we all know how hard it can be your best, when you've had a bad day at work..