Community Leadership

Blandin Foundation helps rural Minnesota leaders develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and relationships they need to build and sustain healthy communities.

Healthy community is a place to live where all people can meet their economic, social, physical, cultural and spiritual needs, work together for the common good, and participate in creating their future.

Since 1985, our leadership programs have trained over 7,000 leaders who reside in approximately 600 rural Minnesota communities.

We have been engaged with partners across the state in working with rural communities and leaders from all sectors to not only carry out training, but evolve our programs to reflect current rural developments and feedback from our participants.

Current and Upcoming Leadership Training

LPEP - Luverne

LPEP October 26 - May 10 Grand Prairie Events

Benson KMS Area

BCLP January 29 - February 2

East Range Area

BCLP February 12 - 16

Chisago Lakes Area

BCLP February 26 - March 2

Winona Area

BCLP March 12 - 16

Lac qui Parle Area

BCLP April 9 - 13

Alexandria Area

BCLP April 23 - 27

From the Outposts Blog

On MLK Day, we are reminded that hope can change the world

Jan 15

Today is a hopeful day. Today we remember the brave man, and the thousands that stood behind him, who had the strength and fortitude to dream. Martin Luther King Jr. refused to let his hope be trampled. His belief in the goodness of people and the beauty what could be when children of all different […]

New Americans series shines light on impact of immigrants and refugees in rural Minnesota

Jan 05

As new populations move into rural communities across Minnesota, local leaders are met with new opportunities, challenges, and, above all, hope for stronger communities. To share these stories, Blandin Foundation awarded a grant to MinnPost, along with many other funders, to extend their New American coverage outside of the metro area. Here’s a bit about […]

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