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Jan 2020

Mentorship Session: Richard Nelson - Innovations in Education

8:00 am - 10:00 am
@ Sitecast: 524 Oneida Street, Downtown Minocqua

Event Details

We’d love to have you join us for an exciting event next week. You can’t miss this one.

We will be talking about education, rural development, and innovation.

If you haven’t checked in with Nicolet College recently, you’d be surprised how impressive it’s become.

They’ve re-imagined education, making it easier for local folks of all ages to learn the skills required for a meaningful career. It’s super innovative and motivational!

And at the head of it all is Richard Nelson, the President of Nicolet College.

He has a long and storied life leading organizations to think differently, to be innovative, and to rise to their full potential.

This event is open to business and community leaders in the Northwoods.

It'll be January 15th at 2pm and will be located at the Sitecast office, downtown Minocqua.

Light food and drinks will be available. There is no charge to attend this event.

Just as with our last event, the goal is for you to learn some insights, get new ideas for your organization, and have an enjoyable time meeting with other interesting people in the area.

The structure of this event will be:

  • Check-in and Networking, 2:00-2:30
  • Speaker Presentation 2:30-3:30
  • Q&A Session / Meet and Greet 3:30-4:00

Topics include:

  • Transforming Lives and Enriching Rural Communities
  • Higher Education in a Changing Landscape
  • Inspiring Innovation within an Organization

This mentorship session is open to business and community leaders.

Cost: FREE

Speaker Bio:

After earning his PhD from Cornell University, Richard worked in the US and Canadian food and beverage industry for ten years. He directed a state agency for rural development before joining the University of Minnesota, Crookston in 1995.

He became Provost at Paul Smith’s College (NY) in 2006 and has served as President of Nicolet College (WI) since 2015.

Richard believes education is the single most important contributor to social and economic well-being in rural communities, and sees competency-based programs as the best option for many of today's learners.