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March Chapter Meeting: Trust: An Essential Handbook

March Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, March 8 from 11:30 am - 1:15 pm Pacific Time 
March Chapter Meeting

Vivian Jenkins Nelsen
Trust: An Essential Handbook

Earning 1.75 Core Competency CCEU's

At this moment in time, trust is missing in interpersonal and intergroup relations. Globally, nationally, and personally, we are struggling to find our way toward trust versus fear. Race relations are a prime example. Science is another. We have little trust in our leaders—in government, media, political parties, and the list goes on.  Our nation is struggling to know who to trust in public health matters—in fighting Covid. How will we get to reconciliation? What is your trust profile? Are you trustworthy? How do you know. Vivian Jenkins Nelsen will explore the building blocks of trust for you and those you work with and serve. She believes we need a trust revolution.



Vivian Jenkins Nelsen is the co-founder (with her late husband George) of INTER-RACE, a diversity think tank located at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Nelsen is a Senior Fellow at Augsburg. She is nationally recognized as a diversity practitioner, trainer, planner and researcher. Vivian speaks to thousands of people each year on leadership, change, and diversity. Nelsen serves as a consultant to CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies. Corporate clients include United Health Group, The St. Paul Companies, The Federal Reserve Bank, The Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. She worked with senior executives of major international companies, such as Scandinavian Airlines at the University of Lund Business School in Sweden.  She serves many organizations as a planner, facilitator, trainer and board member. Nelsen teaches and publishes on inter-group dialogue, group facilitation, diversity, conflict and grief. She is certified in The Art of Convening.

  • Nelsen was a Bush Leadership Fellow at Harvard University
  • Nelsen is the former Director of Administration at the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Vivian served as Director of Human Relations Training for The University of Minnesota and Hamline University
  • Nelsen has authored eleven books, many articles and essays. She is co-editor of the widely acclaimed book, Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief: Diversity in Universality
  • The Carter and Reagan White Houses invited Nelsen to provide her expertise on urban policies; President Ford recognized her resettlement work for Southeast Asian refugees
  • Governor Jesse Ventura recognized her work with the Governor’s Commendation for Building Bridges Between People.
  • Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton declared May 9, 2000, Vivian Jenkins Nelsen Day in Minneapolis.
  • President Obama awarded her the nation's highest volunteer award, "President’s Lifetime Volunteer Call to Service” Award

Nelsen served as Co-President of the MN League of Women Voter’s Board. She was Secretary of the MN Science Museum Board and a member of the board of the MacPhail Center for Music. She is past board president of Search Institute and served on the Guthrie Theatre Board. Nelsen was the founding chair of the Minnesota Legislature’s Academic Excellence Foundation and the Minnesota Chapter of the Political Congress of Black Women. She serves as the president of the board of The Neighborhood Hub.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 11:30 AM until 1:15 PM
Zoominar: Conference call line and access code will be shared upon registration.

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Event Contact(s):
Kathleen Mitchell, ACC
Monthly Meeting
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