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 - Red Wing

LPEP January 17 - July 11

LEDC - St. Peter

LEDC September 11 - May 20

Faribault Area

BCLP September 23 - 27

Fairmont Area

BCLP October 21 - 25

Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage

BRCLP November 4 - 8

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