Courageous Conversations

Minnesota's Aging Workforce

It's no secret that Minnesota's population is aging rapidly and our workforce is declining in size, with potentially seismic impacts on business, industry, and the state's overall economic health. Given these realities, how can we keep older workers engaged and productive in the workforce, contributing vital skills to help Minnesota thrive in this changing landscape? What are the conversations that need to happen—between employers and employees, and across rural and urban communities—to tackle this growing challenge?

Join us for a series of conversations around the state of Minnesota to explore how these dynamics are uniquely impacting our communities and to identify possible solutions and next steps.

Image of State of Minnesota with dots showing locations of future events.Join us at an event near you:

June 14, 2018 in Chisholm
March 23, 2018, Marshall
October 2017, Minneapolis—Read report of event (PDF)

This series is brought to you by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with generous support from the McKnight Foundation.

For more information, please contact cspg@umn.edu or 612-625-5340

Previous Events

March 23, 2018 in Marshall:

Full Audio (WAV)
Event Program (PDF) 

October 11, 2017 in Minneapolis

Full Audio (Soundcloud)
Written Summary (PDF)
Event Program (PDF)