How can we create opportunities and address the needs of both children and their parents, together?
2-Gen Approach Workshops for State Employees
Minnesota is part of a growing national network of states exploring the potential of two-generational approaches to create a legacy of economic security from one generation to the next. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Future Services Institute will conduct half-day workshops for Minnesota state employees to learn the two-generational approach lens and how to apply it to their work. This concept is relevant regardless of which agency you are in. Each workshop features a local example of multi-generational service delivery and opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage in discussion with colleagues from across state agencies.
Workshops run from approximately 8:30AM to Noon. The time may adjust based on workshop location. Breakfast is provided. NEW DATES JUST ADDED: April 1, June 4, August 7, and October 8, 2019.
About the Minnesota 2-Generation Policy Network
The vision for the network is that the state of Minnesota will have families that thrive, services that are integrated to support children and families, and systems that support integration and effectiveness. Central to a two-generational approach to policies and practices are families that have health, economic assets, social capital, career pathways, and nurturing learning environments. To do this, the network is committed to system redesign and service integration centered on family wellbeing in which state and local partners collaborate to design systems, policies, and practices, and families influence service delivery.
Future Services Institute provides expertise in group process design offered by facilitating meetings and engagements focused on identifying solutions, designing and implement interventions, and building capacity to support program and practice improvements at the local level. This involves convening diverse stakeholders to ideate, design, plan, and implement specific interventions they develop to overcome systemic barriers in service provision.
Future Services Institute is also bringing to the Network a range of system-wide tools that can support more integrated service provision to Minnesota families.