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Powered by Purpose: Nexus 7th Annual Conference

The 7th Annual Conference is coming up on September 25-17, in Plymouth, MN! We have a lot of great trainings lined up for our attendees with three keynote speakers, a round of job-focused training sessions, and Nexus staff-led breakouts. Plus, attendees will get the opportunity to hear from Nexus’ new CEO, Dr. Michelle K. Murray.

Keynote speakers include:

Kevin Wayne Johnson, an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the nationally recognized John Maxwell Team, delivers training on the elements of dynamic relationships to equip teams with the attitudes and attributes needed to develop individuals into leaders. He will lead Nexus staff through the 10 focus areas to become a person of influence.

Jim Conway from the Search Institute is a veteran trainer and speaker with over 25-years of experience providing training and consultation to youth serving professionals in educational and community-based organizations. Conway will introduce Search Institute research that identifies critical strengths for families in his presentation on engaging families through a relationship-based approach. Conway is also leading one of the focused training sessions to discuss the strengths and supports that are essential to a youth’s success.

Cordelia Anderson, MA, is the founder of Sensibilities and Prevention Services, her own training and consultation business. She has worked to promote sexual health and prevent sexual harm since 1976. As part of her focus on preventing harm, she’s been training advocates and therapists on self-care and the individual and organizational realities of secondary trauma. Anderson will focus on staff burnout, compassion fatigue, and PTSD of professionals in the youth-serving field.

Job-focused trainings will be assigned to attendees based on their job function. These half-day trainings will focus on:

  • building a culture of philanthropy (presented by Barb Ritchie, former CEO of Griffith Center in Colorado),
  • becoming an asset builder for youth (presented by Jim Conway of Search Institute); and,
  • developing strong customer service skills (presented by Stacey Jewell of Onarga Academy).

Attendees will also get the opportunity to hear from their peers during two sessions of Nexus staff-led breakouts. These sessions discuss a variety of topics from the benefits of sound therapy to learning how to best lead a team. We are excited to kick off these two jam-packed days of training and welcome our staff to another great conference!

Thank you to our sponsors!


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Powered by Purpose: Nexus 7th Annual Conference

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Nexus Names Paula Minske Vice President of Clinical Services

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Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray President, Chief Executive Officer

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Mille Lacs Academy 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Come enjoy a day of golf in support of the youth at Mille Lacs Academy!

Join Us for the 9th Annual Timber Dash Trail Run + Kids K!

Join Us for the 9th Annual Timber Dash Trail Run + Kids K!

Gerard Academy Names Employee Ambassador of the Year

Gerard Academy Names Employee Ambassador of the Year

The Library
The Library
A list of resources for parents
Parenting Partner
Parenting Partner
Helpful articles for parents
Family Matters
Family Matters
(Q&A with Dr. Michelle Murray, Ph.D.)