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Global Connections Community

Beam Project Type:     Project in Available Phase

Mission. The Global Connections Community enhances internationalization of the UMR student experience through intentional community development and support. Students who commit to and are selected for this special program are future health care professionals who seek to develop as global citizens, increasing cultural understanding, competency, connections, and knowledge.

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Detailed Description

Global Connections

Vision. The ultimate aim of this Global Connections Community is to support the success of international and domestic UMR students who will infuse the health care field with their intercultural competence, global citizenship, and commitment to solving global health challenges.

Objectives: As a resident of the UMR Global Connections Community, you will:

  • Actively participate in creating a positive living, learning community.
  • Develop and demonstrate curiosity for intercultural learning and varied international perspectives.
  • Demonstrate commitment to initiating and maintaining intercultural relationships.
  • Engage in opportunities to understand and embrace cultural differences within your living learning community, managing conflict constructively (with assistance, as needed).
  • Participate in weekly community gatherings, to share your perspective and continue your intercultural and global learning.
  • Further develop your self- identity as a future health care professional and global citizen.
  • Increase your tolerance of ambiguity, empathy, and cognitive complexity – all necessary components of intercultural and global competence.
  • Be civically engaged in endeavors that reveal local-global connections in health care.
  • Maintain the UMR Student Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain good academic standing.
  • Document utilization of UMR student resources, including academic support via Just Ask and other faculty office hour visits; disability resources, if needed; wellness support and ongoing stress management activities; and regular coaching from Student Success Coaches and Global Connections staff.
  • Thrive, as a student, and ultimately, a health care professional.
Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Arts & Culture ; Caring Relationship ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Health ; Workforce Development

Level 2: Higher-Education ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Globalization

DMC:

Community Health:

Collaboration

Lead Organization: University of Minnisota Rochester

Confirmed Collaborators: University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Caring Relationship, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Health, Workforce Development

May 24, 2018 openBEAM.net: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 17, 2018: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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May 10, 2018: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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April 08, 2018: 2018 Community Focus Team Meetings

March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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March 19, 2018: Help the Y Build a Better Us!

2018 Rochester Area Family Y "Build a Better Us" fundraising campaign. 

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March 18, 2018: March 2018 In City for Good community forum

March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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Last modified by allnode on 2016/11/08
Created by support on 2016/02/23

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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