Blue Ox Success Series: Building our Future Workforce through an Inclusive Lens


An inclusive workplace is one where people with all kinds of differences feel welcome, included, and valued for their contributions. It’s a place where all staff have equal access to opportunities.

There is great value in an inclusive workplace. Employees that feel included are more likely to be positively engaged within their organization and have greater interest in its success. Not only does greater inclusion lead to higher performance, it also creates workplace diversity.

We invite you to join us this January for Building our Future Workforce through an Inclusive Lens, a special conversation on inclusion in the workplace. Our Keynote Speaker and Panel will explore what is means to be inclusive, share ways to improve the workplace, and discuss how to build our future workforce through an inclusive lens.

Our Panel

  • Philomena Satre, Director of Equity & Inclusion and External Partnerships, Land O’Lakes
  • Joe Nayquonabe,CEO, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
  • Mary Sam,Dean of Equity & Inclusion, Central Lakes College
  • Laura Marsolek, YMCA

In Partnership with the Welcoming Communities Advocacy Group

Mary Sam, Central Lakes College; Susan BeaulieuUniversity of Minnesota, Extension Service; Mike Angland, Widseth; Jamie Bieser, Widseth; Karl Samp, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation; Karen Johnson, Essentia Health & Crow Wing Energized; Chet Bodin, DEED; Laura Marsolek, YMCA; Dawn Espe, Region 5 Development Commission; Paula Chapulis, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce

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Learn more about this special event and register at the link below.

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