Events

Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work

October 8 - 10, 2019

Save the Date! Broadband infrastructure is like the exercise bike in your basement — you don’t get any benefit from it unless you use it. Just like getting fit, putting broadband to work for communities in innovative ways doesn’t happen by accident. It takes effort, dedication, and inspiration to reap the full benefits of high-speed …

Faribault Area

September 23 - 27, 2019

Retreat Dates: September 23-27, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: November 12, 2019 Workshop II Date: January 21, 2020 Workshop III Date: March 17, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Faribault area Application Deadline:  Monday, July 22, 2019 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF Complete your …

LEDC – St. Peter

September 11, 2019 - May 20, 2020

Leadership in Ethnically Diverse Communities (LEDC) is a program designed to increase the capacity of rural Minnesota leaders to develop and sustain healthy inclusive communities and reduce systemic racial and cultural barriers. Session I          September 11, 2019                9am – 2:30pm Session II         October 30, 2019                    …

Over $50,000

June 15, 2019

Grants for large-scale projects with long timelines that address systemic community change. 60 percent or more of our annual grantmaking is made in the Itasca area, our home giving area. Grants for work in other parts of rural Minnesota focus on high-impact projects that other rural communities can learn from and emulate. 2019 application deadlines …

BRCLP Mille Lacs, Lower Sioux, Upper Sioux, Prairie Island, Shakopee

May 6 - 10, 2019

Retreat Dates: May 6-10, 2019 Retreat to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN Workshop Dates: August 6-7, 2019 Workshop to be held at Courtyard by Marriott, St. Cloud, MN   Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by following the personal link provided in your pre-work letter or …

Blackduck, Kelliher, Northome Area

April 8 - 12, 2019

Retreat Dates: April 8-12, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: June 11, 2019 Workshop II Date: August 13, 2019 Workshop III Date: October 29, 2019 *workshops to be held at the Kootasca Senior Center in Northome Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by …

Aitkin Area

March 25 - 29, 2019

Retreat Dates: March 25-29, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 14, 2019 Workshop II Date: July 23, 2019 Workshop III Date: October 1, 2019 *workshops to be held at the 40 Club Event Center in Aitkin   Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory …

Quad Cities Area

March 11 - 15, 2019

Retreat Dates: March 11-15, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 14, 2019 Workshop II Date: July 16, 2019 Workshop III Date: October 1, 2019 *workshops to be held in the Quad Cities area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by following the …

Plainview Area

February 25 - March 1, 2019

Retreat Dates: February 25-March 1, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 30, 2019 Workshop II Date: July 9, 2019 Workshop III Date: September 17, 2019 *workshops to be held in the Plainview area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by following the …