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

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

BRCLP Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage

BRCLP May 7 - 11

From the Outposts Blog

Recharging Redwood Falls: leaders share what fuels them

Feb 08

Engaged. Networked. Community-focused. Just three of many ways to describe rural Minnesota community leaders. When a group of our leadership program alumni in the Redwood Falls area gathered last fall, three leaders agreed to share what fuels their work. Their thoughts were entirely on-target with the day’s discussion, which centered on skills community leaders can […]

Mixing Art, Education, and Community Conversations on critical social issues

Jan 29

MacRostie’s traveling exhibit “What’s Left: Lives Touched by Suicide” is a perfect example The art exhibit “What’s Left; Lives Touched by Suicide” was created to open a more honest conversation about mental illness and suicide.  For over two years, it has done just that, crisscrossing the state, forcing people to talk about, and truly “see” […]

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