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.
BRCLP Frequently Asked Questions
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Leech Lake, Red Lake, White Earth
05.08.2017 - 05.12.2017
Sugar Lake Lodge
Retreat Dates: May 8-12, 2017 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge - Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop Dates: August 15-16, 2017 *workshop location to b…
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