Senior StrategistCompany: Team Dynamics LLC
Role: Session Presenter
Levi Weinhagen is a writer, producer, performer, podcaster, trainer and educator. He is a senior strategist at Team Dynamics where he works to help teams better understand how to work with one another across different cultural backgrounds and identities. At the core of the work Team Dynamics does is deeper understanding of race, gender and sexuality.
Levi also develops curriculum for and leads classroom residencies and workshops as a teaching artist with the statewide organization COMPAS. This has given him the opportunity to do in-depth work with groups across the state including elementary-age children of active-duty military parents, middle school students from immigrant and refugee communities, intergenerational families coping with Alzheimer’s, and elders from the Karen community.
He produces audio content of his own design and for cultural organizations like the Walker Art Center, American Public Media and the Loft Literary Center. Levi’s podcasts have been featured in news outlets like CBC, MPR, City Pages, Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly. His current podcast is a show called “Not About You” which focuses on identity, social justice and cross-cultural understanding and is being used by the South St. Paul Public Schools in their professional development program. All of his creative work is done with the goal of combining social justice and humor.
Levi spent several years as a program manager for the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF). One of his priorities was launching and serving as editor-in-chief of a premier, full-page, glossy magazine covering issues of local and national philanthropy. At MCF, he also led trainings on diversity, equity and inclusion, and philanthropy and he produced the philanthropy podcast, “Fast Forward.” Levi has also written freelance arts journalism and other content for local and national publications.
He co-founded the all-ages theater company Comedy Suitcase which has created over a dozen original shows including several best-selling shows at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. As a result of his writing, theater and podcast projects, he was named Artist of the Year in 2012 by City Pages. Levi was the first-ever artist-in-residence for the Walker Art Center’s Education and Family Programs department.
Levi attended the University of Minnesota, earning his BA in anthropology. He also successfully completed the HOPE Community’s Sustainable Progress Through Engaging Active Citizens (SPEAC) organizer training program, and is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).