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We offer many workshops and events throughout the year that are open to graduate students, professional students and post docs. 

  • Climate Change Communications Workshops: In a world of increasing diversity of perspectives, it is a skill to be able to listen and converse in a constructive manner. Graduate students will develop and hone these skills as it relates to climate change science and communication. Experts in the field will teach, facilitate, and practice these skills with us in two separate workshops on Friday, April 16th and Friday, April 23rd.
  • Navigating Climate Anxiety: Do you wonder how to navigate the emotional toll of climate breakdown? Strategies and solutions to care for your mental health while confronting the climate crisis are essential. Join us on May 4th at 12pm for a workshop with Dr. Jennifer Atkinson, Associate Professor of environmental humanities at the University of Washington, Bothell, known for her seminars on Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety.
  • 2021 Acara Challenge Virtual Reception: The Acara Challenge is an annual competition to identify and reward the best ideas for social and environmental change fostered by University of Minnesota students from all campuses.
  • Boreas Community Hours:  Boreas networking events give students the opportunity to develop relationships with peers from across the University while learning from established and emerging environmental leaders about the challenges and opportunities of creating change. Open to all University of Minnesota graduate and professional students and post-docs, faculty and researchers. Remaining spring 2021 events are Tuesday, April 13th and Tuesday, May 4th.
  • Leadership Trainings: IonE Graduate Leaders and the Institute staff plan useful, interactive and fun opportunities for students to gain leadership skills and enhance emotional intelligence, conflict management, communication, collaboration, intercultural competence (and more!) to prepare students to lead in diverse and complex settings. Stay tuned for more details about upcoming trainings. 
  • IonE EventsThe Institute offers many exciting events, and the best way to stay connected is to sign up for the “IonE Events” calendar through the UMN Calendar. Two event series that will be offered this year are: 
    • Second Mondays brings together a panel of experts – from within the University and beyond – to ask big questions, discuss collaborative projects, and dive into other cross-cutting sustainability issues.
    • People and Planet: Conversation that Make ConnectionsJoin us for a series of conversations exploring the many intersections of our changing global climate and the human and natural systems that also shape our world

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