The Carlson School is your go-to resource for lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.  Explore development events, graduate degree programs, executive education programs, and learning resources to help you learn about the latest trending topics. Stay ahead of the curve in your career path with these valuable educational webinars featuring top executives from local corporations, your favorite professors, and alumni.

1st Tuesday

Professional Development

Chapters & Networks

Insight to Action

The Way We Work

1st Tuesday

December 6, 2022

Sri Zaheer, Dean, Carlson School of Management

November 1, 2022

James D. White, Anti-Racist Leadership Author, Former CEO of Jamba Juice, Now chair of Honest Co.


October 4, 2022

Michelle Miller Burns, President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra

September 7, 2022

Christophe Beck, Chairman, President and CEO, Ecolab

June 7, 2022

Marcia Page, Founder and CEO of MPowered Capital, Co-Founder of Värde Partners

May 3rd, 2022

Paul Williams, President and CEO, Project for Pride in Living

April 5, 2022

Geoff Martha, CEO and Chairman, Medtronic

March 2022


John Naylor, CEO, Medica

February 2022


Jasmine Jirele,  President & CEO, Allianz Life Insurance

December 2021


Suresh Krishna, CEO, Northern Tool


November 2021


Dr. Bill McGuire, Lead Owner Minnesota United FC


Learn more about 1st Tuesday  and view additional past speaker recordings here. 

Professional Development

Insight to Action

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, April 2021

Carlson Women Global Connect

How Women Rise with Sally Helgesen, March 2021

Luminaries Speaker Series

Featuring Tom Friedman, March 2021

Insight to Action

Digital Revolution: Transforming business strategy for 2021 and beyond, March 2021

Inside the Boardroom

Featuring Annie Young-Scrivner, March 2021

Insight to Action

Supply Chain Leadership in COVID-19 and Beyond, February 2021

The Way We Work

Supercharging Your Talent Strategy Through DEI, December 2020

From the White House to U

Interpreting News about the Labor Market, June 2020

The Way We Work

The Changing Nature of the Office, June 2020

Chapters & Networks

Carlson Pride Network

Carlson Alumni Pride Network: Transgender Day of Visibility - April 2022

Carlson Pride Network


Carlson Alumni Pride: Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community - December 2021

Carlson Women Global Connect


Current and Projected State of Senior-Level Women in the Workforce - October 2021

Thriving as a Professional of Color

What does DEI look like in the workplace? - March 2021

LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion

Compass Across Generations - November 2020

Investors Circle Insiders

The Carlson School in COVID Times - December 2020

Veterans Celebration

Celebrating our Veterans - December 2020

Cargill Alumni Chapter

What Suppliers Need to do to Survive a Current and Post COVID-19 World - August 2020

Insight to Action


November 2021


Changes in the Labor Market

October 2021


Sustaining DEI Efforts 

September 2021


Leading Successful Hybrid Teams

May 2021


Intentionally Crafting Strategies for Improving Work Life Moving Forward

April 2021


Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 2021


Digital Revolution: Transforming business strategy for 2021 and beyond.

February 2021


Supply Chain Leadership in COVID-19 and Beyond

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