upcoming engagements

I have a very active talks/presentations/trainings calendar, such that it has become very difficult to timely update this page. (For example, in 2018, I conducted 170+ trainings; the number in 2019 was 154.) Thus, please contact me directly at elliejkrug@gmail.com to determine if a particular date or time frame you are considering is open on my calendar. (I do respond to all email inquiries on a timely basis.) I present locally, regionally, nationally and in Canada, and I am now taking 2020-21bookings. Also, please see the “representative clients/sectors” page on the menu bar of this site for a listing of prior clients and the sectors that I’ve served. Although this website is more information-filled, additional information can be found at my company website, Human Inspiration Works, LLC.

Also, I have a weekly radio and podcast show on AM950, KTNF in Minnetonka, MN, “Ellie 2.0 Radio” on Mondays from 7:00-8:00 a.m. CST. You can find a listing of past podcasts and shows here. These shows are for the most part taped in advance, meaning that I have flexibility to present and train in-person wherever during the week.

Finally, please note: for some reason, WordPress likes to mix fonts, so as you read below, please understand that I can’t control everything (as much as I’d like to…).

The following list of engagements is current as of May 16, 2020:



  • 5th “We’re All in This Together,” Community conversation re: grit and resiliency, via Zoom (click here to see Eventbrite registration)
  • 7th “Workplace Allyship 101,” St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, St. Paul–Cancelled due to the Virus
  •  11th “Gray Area Thinking®,” a major governmental banking entity, Twin Cities–Converting to online 
  • 12th “Workplace Allyship 101,” via Zoom (click here to see Eventbrite registration)
  • 15th “Transgender 101,” via Zoom (click here to see Eventbrite registration)–Postponed
  • 21st “Gray Area Thinking®,” Chippewa Valley SHRM, Eau Claire WI–Postponed due to virus
  • 21st “Changed Genders, Changed Perspectives,” via Zoom (click here to see Eventbrite registration)


  • 2nd “Gray Area Thinking,” to a major governmental banking entity, Twin Cities
  • 9th “We’re All in This Together 2!–Resiliency,” via Zoom (click here to see Eventbrite registration)
  • 10th “White Fragility” as part of a joint presentation, Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce via online
  • 11th  “Changed Genders, Changed Perspectives,” Wisconsin State Bar Association–Cancelled due to virus
  • 18th “Overcoming ‘Othering’: Radical Inclusion and Authenticity,” via Zoom (click here to see Eventbrite registration)
  • 23rd “Transgender Health Care Panel,” Mossier Proud to Work Conference via online
  • 24th “Overcoming ‘Othering’: Radical Inclusion and Authenticity,” Mossier Proud to Work Conference via online
  • 24th “Transgender 101,” Mossier Proud to Work Conference via online
  • 29th “Transgender 101,” Federal Judicial Center, Providence RI–Cancelled due to virus


  • 9th Program to be determined, Upward Bound Wisconsin via online
  • 21st “Workplace Allyship 101,” Allianz Life Insurance Company via online


  • 19th “Gray Area Thinking®” and other talks, CVS Health, Hartford CT via online
  • 24th “Transgender 101,” Federal Judicial Center, San Diego–Cancelled due to virus 


  • 18-19th Various talks in Denver for the Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality/Mariposa–Postponed due to virus 
  • 22nd “Gray Area Thinking,” in Eau Claire and Menomonie, WI
  • 23rd Held for a potential client


  • 3rd, held for Library Association to moderate panel of children’s LGBTQ book authors


  • 17th Presentation to law enforcement education class, St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis

Note: Some engagements are booked but not yet listed here due to time constraints. Please contact me to ensure that a date is open. Thanks!



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2 thoughts on “upcoming engagements

  1. Hi Ellie,
    Happy Holidays to you! My name is Anna McCann and I recently attended a “Gray Area Thinking” training in Red Wing, MN. You and the information you presented was fantastic! Thank you so much for coming and sharing with us.
    I work for a non profit organization called Three Rivers Community Action in Zumbrota, MN. Our website is: http://www.threeriverscap.org, if you’d like to check us out to see what we do. The list is long, but the basic gist is that we provide many different services for those in need. That said, every year we have an agency wide staff training and I plan to suggest we have you come and give the same training for that event. Before I do that; however, I need a couple pieces of information first. 1. Would this be something you would be interested in? 2. How much would you charge (travel time and 2-4 hrs. training)? 3. Do you have a discounted rate for non profits? 4. Are you available Friday, April 17th?
    I look forward to your response. Thank you in advance for your consideration and information.
    Have a wonderful day!

    • Hi Anna! Thanks for reaching out; yes, this is the kind of work I do (training at organizations) and I’d be happy to come work with your organization. I am available on April 17th too. Because this comment and reply might be public, I’ll share rate information via email. Could you please email me at elliejkrug@gmail.com? That’s a way better way for us to communicate anyway. Thanks! ellie

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