Lauren Baer: September update

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“Where have all the people gone?” I have continued to get this question that I’m sure you have asked – or been asked – related to workforce shortages. In our organizations we feel it daily. A recent article from Fortune caught my eye.

Lauren Baer: August update

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For many people, August is a time of transition. Students are preparing to return to school, teachers and professors are preparing to welcome students and facilitate their growth during this […]

Lauren Baer: July update

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As a high schooler, I ran track and field. I typically ran independent events – such as the 1- and 2-mile – that depended solely on my efforts in the race and on my own investment in training.

Kristin Kirkpatrick: June message

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Moments of transition are always a time for reflection. And so, I find myself waxing nostalgic as I pass the baton to our new executive director.

Kristin Kirkpatrick: May message

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As we wrap up one sign of transition — another school year in the books — it feels like aspects of life in the U.S. have stabilized.

Kristin Kirkpatrick: January message

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As we start this new year, I’ve been honored to join my Colorado State University System colleagues in opening a brand new campus in the heart of downtown Denver called CSU Spur.

Kristin Kirkpatrick: December message

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2021. Whew! It’s been a year. You’ll see evidence of some of my favorite Together We Grow highlights further below in this newsletter, but in the meantime here are a few of my favorites.

Kristin Kirkpatrick: November message

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We’re entering the season of gratitude. That time of year when we create pause in the bustle and arrange spaces and tables to celebrate the people in our lives. We […]