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Blandin Reservation Community Leadership Program (BRCLP)

Since 2001, BRCLP has provided leadership training to more than 500 leaders in 11 Minnesota Indian Reservations.

BRCLP is a residential retreat that follows a model similar to our Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP), but with culturally specific topics and training. 


BRCLP: Seven Days of Training

Living and working in a retreat environment fosters healthy relationships among participants that enable them to go home and work together more effectively. The action-oriented curriculum covers a full range of topics, including these and others:

  • Acknowledging Gifts and Resilience
  • Community strengths analysis
  • Building Social Capital across Personality Preferences
  • Mobilizing the Power and Resources to get things done
  • Working effectively in small groups.

Residential Retreat — (5 days)

The residential retreat is not a workshop or seminar. It is a "break in the action” – a time to step back and look forward – to learn, reflect and talk candidly in a comfortable, confidential environment about what is happening, or not happening, in community life. All BRCLP retreats are held at Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN.

Workshop — (2 days)

In the Workshop, participants get an opportunity to look at peacemaking as a community leadership tool and to reflect on the gifts and skills covered in the residential retreat. This second day ends with a commencement ceremony to celebrate participants involvement in BRCLP.

To learn more about the program contact Becky Adams.


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