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  Pre-Summit Opportunity - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Join HandsOn Twin Cities on Tuesday, July 25th, for a day of learning and sharing best practices. This event brings together corporate presenters, nonprofit professionals, education staff, faith-based leaders, service corps members, and community volunteers for a full-day of incredible sessions, featuring two tracks: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion andPersonal & Professional Development. Build skills through a variety of thought-provoking and interactive sessions! This year’s Keynote speaker will be Jamice Obianyo, Director of Community Relations at Ecolab. Learn more and reigster directly through HandsOn Twin Cities

National Summit Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - The National Summit Begins!

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Affinity Group Meetings
11:00 am Registration Opens
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Journey Begins
A variety of voices from the field will launch the National Summit by summarizing what has brought us to this point.  The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) will then use a “mind-opening” improv experience to generate exceptional communication with attendees.  Their out-of-the-box techniques will help us find new answers inside of it as we begin the 3-day journey to map our future.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break (Snacks Provided)
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout 1
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Breakout 2
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm St. Paul City Tour and Dinner Cruise (Optional: An Additional $85)

Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast (Included)
  8:15 am - 9:30 am   Beyond Volunteering: Why You Might Choose to Lead More Than Volunteers
This fringe session will be held over breakfast. You can join Rob Jackson, Meridian Swift, Jerome Tennille, and Elisa Kosarin to explore why volunteer managers might strive for the top job in an agency: Chief Executive. In this discussion-oriented session you’ll be challenged, inspired, and encouraged to go beyond your comfort zone and leave with a clear action to help you further your own career development.

8:30 am - 10:00 am Breakout 3
10:15 am - 11:45 am Breakout 4
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Included) and Visiting Exhibitors
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Laughter Leads to Insight
Leaders in volunteer engagement and National Summit attendees will share their insights which are then synthesized by the imaginative improv cast from the Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) into thought-provoking, humorous vignettes. The conversation begins by moving ideas from the floor to the stage, inspiring creative conversations that add to the map of our future. 
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout 5
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Breakout 6
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Break
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Join us for a lively barbecue dinner (included) where you can network with other attendees in a fun, casual setting. 

Friday, July 28, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast (Included)
8:30 am - 10:00 am Breakout 7
10:15 am - 11:45 am Breakout 8
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Included)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Map to Our Future
Recommendations from the open space and strategy sessions will be synthesized and shared with all National Summit attendees.  In addition, the creative culmination of the National Summit will be presented in a capstone performance by the improv cast. Their enlightening and entertaining summary of ideas, issues, and conversations from three days of listening will help bring focus to our map of the future and inspire us to action.

   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Continue the Conversation and Collaboration! 
For those who can and wish to stay after the closing session, discussion and planning teams will continue to meet so that the National Summit truly moves our field forward. More details to be announced (and planned during the National Summit itself). If your travel schedule permits, please consider joining in. And don’t worry if you can’t — communication will continue with National Summit attendees as well as the larger field across the nation after the National Summit to implement various strategies that have emerged as priorities.