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

LEDC - St. Peter

LEDC September 11 - May 20

Fairmont Area

BCLP October 21 - 25

BRCLP Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage

BRCLP November 4 - 8

LPEP - Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond

LPEP January 23 - July 16

Fergus Falls Area

BCLP January 27 - 31

Fosston Area

BCLP February 10 - 14

Hutchinson Area

BCLP February 24 - 28

Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail Area

BCLP March 9 - 13

Detroit Lakes Area

BCLP March 23 - 27

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