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Sign-Up for Boreas Workshops

Boreas offers a series of workshops in six primary areas – communications and media, integrative leadership, vision and impact, personal and interpersonal mastery, public skills, and systems thinking and tools. Learn more details about workshops here.

Check out our fall and spring schedules below. To register, click on the RSVP link through our Eventbrite page.

Upcoming Community Hours

Location and Time:
First Wednesdays 3:30 ­– 5 p.m.
IonE Commons, Room R350 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building (1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul)

Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Special Guest: Pooja Kanwar
Join us for a conversation on how to apply your PhD in a state resource agency setting. Pooja Kanwar, PhD is a Water Policy Consultant for the Division of Ecological and Water Resources at MN Department of Natural Resources. Learn more about her leadership journey in policy, collaborative research, and internal organizing. RSVP here.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 –  Facing the Fear of Failure
Failure is an unavoidable and important component of human growth, but is treated as a taboo subject. Join us for a discussion on the inevitable and best practices on how to grow from our own failures. RSVP here.

Wednesday, March 4th – Who Sits at the Table? Politics, Power and Academia
Academia often portrays itself as an institution separate from and unaffected by politics and societal power structures. Yet systemic forces like racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, etc. impact who gets to be involved in research, what questions are studied, and who gets access to information. Join us for a conversation and community-building as we explore how to recognize and dissolve implicit biases within academic research. RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 1st –  Your Career and the Climate
Is your graduate or professional program preparing you for a future with an unstable climate? Without significant action to curb CO2 emissions, climate change will transform the fields that many students want to enter. Join the Boreas Leadership Team and Health Students for a Healthy Climate to discuss how grad and professional programs can both improve their own climate related curriculum and learn from one another to better train students for a perilously warm future. RSVP here.

Wednesday, May 6th –  End of the Year Celebration
Let’s gather to celebrate the end of the academic year. We’ll nosh on great food, connect and reflect on the year, what we’ve learned, how we’ve grown, and set ambitions for what’s ahead. RSVP here.

Spring 2020 Workshop Schedule

Communications and Media

Speaking Science – Thursday, 1/16, 8:30 – 5 p.m. This is a full-day conference. Find out more information, including registration details here.

Building Better Presentations – Wednesday 3/25 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.

Your Life Online – Wednesday, 4/1, 1-3:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Telling Your Story – Monday, 4/20, 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.

In My Opinion – Thursday, 4/30, 12-1 p.m. This is an online webinar. RSVP here.

Personal & Interpersonal Mastery

Developing Intercultural Competence – Tuesday, 5/5, 1-4 p.m. RSVP here.

The Mindful Leader – Friday, 5/8, 1-4 p.m. This is an online webinar. RSVP here.

Public Skills

Engaging with the Legislative Process – Wednesday, 3/4, 1-3:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Systems Thinking and Tools


Vision & Impact

Designing a Meaningful Career  – Tuesday, 3/24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP here.

Integrative Leadership