NEXT Minnesota

NEXT Minnesota


uli-next-minnesota-logoThe NEXT mission is to provide high-value, relationship-driven small groups to connect mid-career professionals committed to intentional long-term leadership and support for peers. The NEXT structure is two monthly gatherings (one breakfast, one lunch) of a small group of 10-15 ULI members. Participants can attend, one or both of these meetings monthly as a member of the NEXT group. Meeting agendas are sent in advance and consist of small group discussions, outside speakers, tours, and other timely and relevant content. Meetings consist of 1 hour brown bag lunches alternating between group-led discussion and outside speakers on relevant topics. ULI membership is required. The focus is on how to lead from the middle, support each other in mid-career challenges and share best practices for effective leadership for both direct reports as well as managers.


Judy Jandro

Building Leaders Series

Do you want to:

  • Know your strengths?
  • Network with your peers?
  • Learn from experts?
  • Build leadership skills?

Eight monthly sessions will alternate presentations given by leadership and executive coaching professionals with small group discussions in an intimate setting. The program is for mid-career professionals.

Get Involved

If you are interested in joining a NEXT group please email Aubrey at

Example of Articles Discussed at NEXT

Two years after Portland’s auto parking wars, apartment garages aren’t filling up

3 female developers reshaping parts of Seattle