Events

LPEP – Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond

January 23 - July 16, 2020

LPEP-Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond Community Kick-off Event – Tuesday, November 5, 2019 LPEP Session Dates Session I           January 23, 2020          9am-4pm Session II          February 20, 2020        9am-1pm Session III         March 19, 2020          …

Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage

November 4 - 8, 2019

Retreat Dates: November 4-8, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop Dates: February 18-19, 2020 Workshop to be held at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors Application Deadline:  Monday, August 26, 2019 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF    

Fairmont Area

October 21 - 25, 2019

Retreat Dates: October 21-25, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: December 3, 2019 Workshop II Date: February 4, 2020 Workshop III Date: March 31, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fairmont area Application Deadline:  Monday, August 19, 2019 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF Complete …

2019 Broadband Conference

October 8 - 10, 2019

You’re Invited! Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes …

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 …

Over $50,000

September 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 …

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                    …

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 …