Contacts with Cities and Communities

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Dialogues/Presentations/Tours

Visits to Urban Ventures Leadership Campus from other Cities and Countries

  1.  Washington DC: Bill Milliken: Communities in Schools: 7 people
  2.  Philadelphia, PA: Mayor Michael Nutter: 10 staff, agencies, corps. & nonprofits,  6/12/08
  3.  Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa: Stephan deBeer: 3 people
  4.  Bangalore, India: Sam Rajshekhar
  5.  Manila: Agnes Lorenzana, Corrie De Boer, Chona Domingo
  6.  South Central Los Angeles, CA: (Watts): 8 people
  7.  Atlanta, GA: Alan Bell, 4 people
  8.  Chicago, IL: Mike Ivers: 4 people
  9.  Cincinnati, OH: Mark Stecher: 2 people
  10.  Dallas, TX: Wil McCall: 2 people
  11.  Denver, CO: 6 people
  12.  Fresno, CA: Doug Davidian: 2 people
  13.  Immokalee, Naples, FL: Reid Carpenter: 6 people
  14.  Kansas City, KS: Stan Archie: 2 people
  15.  Kerrville, TX: Bill Blackburn: 3 people  
  16.  Knoxville, TN: Chris Martin: 2 people
  17.  Lexington, KY: Eric Geary: 3 people
  18.  Memphis, TN: Howard Eddings: 3 people + several visits
  19.  Milwaukee, MI: Arn Quakkelaar: 6 people
  20.  Phoenix, AZ: Steve Capobres, Jerry Colangelo: 8 people
  21.  Portland/Tacoma, WA: Dave Hillis, Ex.Dir. Leadership Foundations &10 people
  22.  Salem, OR: Sam Skillern
  23.  Seattle, WA: Don Nielsen: 4 people
  24.  Sioux Falls, IA: Tim Olsen: 7 people
  25.  Stockton, CA: Wayne Bibelheimer
  26.  Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA: Walt Rodgers, 5 University of Northern Iowa (UNI) faculty and administration, 7 people
  27. UV Sent by Best Buy to 2008 Democratic Convention (Denver) & Republican Convention (St. Paul) as their ‘best practice’ nonprofit with their Best Buy @15 Program presentation.
  28. Thirty-seven (37) countries and 14 major cities tour, at Gen. Colin Powell’s, request while attending The Lions International Conference in 2009 – Representatives from 8 Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan,  7/9/10
  29.  Monskland, Ireland: Ciaran Mannion: brownfields and KIX Field project duplication.
  30.  Mekong Minority Foundation: Chang Rai, Thailand: Apisit Seksantisakul,  10/25/11
  31. Jackson, MS: Dr. John Perkins: 6 people
  32. Tulare, California: Steve Duyst, Bud Mouw:  1/10-11/12
  33. Northwestern College, St Paul, Robin Bell (12 Students)
  34. CCDA: Noel Castellanos, CCDA Executive Director: 4/13/12
  35. New Orleans, Louisiana: Kevin Brown
  36. Wilmington, NC: Kenny House: 3 people
  37. Gallery Covenant Church, Frogtown Church, Crossroads Church: 30 people/ 4 times
  38. Leadership Foundations: Dave Hillis, LF Executive Director  4/17/12
  39. Eaglebrook Church: Lisa Welter, Local Partner Manager &12 Ministry Partners,  4/24/12
  40. Neighborhood Achievement Zone (NAZ): Sondra & Don Samuels,  4/25/12 & 6/13/12
  41. Lexington, Kentucky: Lexington Leadership Foundation: Eric Geary & team,  5/21-23/12
  42. Urban Adventures: Peter Heegaard: 25 Twin City Bankers,  5/23/12
  43. Leadership Foundations: 4 New Presidents for Orientation: H Speas,  6/24-25/12
  44. CCDA National Convention:  Multiple Tours, 72 People:  9/24-28/12
  45. Staff, Executive Director, Founders, Training Coordinator, Board of Directors, CCDA
  46.  National Convention Tour (60), Neighborhood Ministries: Phoenix, AZ, Ian Danley (14)
  47. CityKid Java CCDA Social Entrepreneur Workshop: 140 people   9/24-28/12
  48. Ray Bakke: Founder, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA,  9/27/12,
  49. Lutheran Church of Hope: Des Moines, Iowa (13 staff people),  10/23/12
  50. Tony Jones: Best Buy, Strategic Planner, UV board potential,  11/9/12
  51. The Leadership Foundations Mentoring Initiative Retreat (LFMI): Dave Hillis,  1/7/13
  52. Bethel Seminary, D.Min. Students: Dr. Jason Carthen,  1/30/13
  53. Workshop at the National Prayer Breakfast: The City/Your City, Washington DC,   2/7/13
  54. Real Resources: Urban Partners across the US for Conference:  Mark Wilkening2/13/13
  55. International Cultural Bureau: Moscow, Spain, London, Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Bosnia- Herzegovina,   2/24/13
  56. Mary Pawlenty: Director, Minnesota Prayer Breakfast,   2/28/13
  57. CNL Financial Group: CEO and 9 Board, Staff, and Leaders, Orlando Florida,  3/7/13
  58. Cristo Rey Jesuit High Schools, Board Of Directors,  4/16-18/13
  59. Urban Adventures: Peter Heegaard: 25 Twin City Bankers, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM,   5/22/13
  60. Eaglebrook Blaine Campus: 9 Senior Staff 5/28/13  (40,000 people)
  61. S.Truett Cathy Foundation, Rodney Bullard, Melonie Flavin, Gloria Cox,   8/16/13
  62. Gary Cunningham: Executive Director, Northwest Area Foundation,  8/16/13
  63. Minnesota Prayer Breakfast Committee: 15 Board Members,   8/22/13
  64. Waterloo, Iowa: 3 Leaders,   8/28/13
  65. Innove Entrepreneurial Cadre Group: Colonial Church of Edina,    9/20/14
  66. Bangalore, India: YuvaLok Foundation, 4 people for 3 days,   10/30-11/2
  67. Hong Kong, China: Hope of the City Foundation Ltd., Brian Kusunoki & 5 leaders
  68. Hope Lutheran Church: Des Moines, Iowa: 14 senior staff (18,000 members)
  69. Rochester, Minnesota: 14 business/church/corporate/government leaders
  70. The Franklin Center, Board of Directors, Susan Hewitt Executive Director  5/17/14
  71. Urban Adventures: 27 Twin City Bankers, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM    5/21/14
  72. Minnesota Prayer Breakfast: monthly meetings with 6 Minnesota cities visiting.
  73. Leadership Foundations Cities (50), and 9 Worldwide Training Hubs,   10/29-11/4//14
  74. Bethel Seminary: 10 D.Min Students  6/30/16
  75. Urban Ventures Leadership Team and Interns: 30 employees and interns,  summer 2016
  76. Rochester, Minnesota, Next Chapter Ministries: 15 Board Members,   8/8/16
  77. Leadership Group, Des Moines, Iowa: 30 corporate/government/education/church  8/1/16
  78. Pretoria, South Africa: 300 African Leaders:  8/14-20/16
  79. Leadership Foundations Board of Directors Initiative:   10/12-13/16
  80. Pillars Of Promise: Des Moines, Iowa: 65 corp./gov./education/church leaders   10/12-14/16 
  81. Cities United: 27 US City Mayors & 50 Administrators for 1 week for exposure & training
  82. Urban Adventures: 24 MN/Twin City Bankers, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM    5/16/17
  83. Bethel, Northwestern St. Paul. Northcentral University students (73)
  84. Thrivent Financial: 9 National Executive Leaders and Managing Partners:  9/13/17