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For Our Alumni

Learn more and get connected for broader and deeper impact.

You probably remember that favorite Blandin leadership adage: Leadership – you have to do it yourself, but you can’t do it alone.

We thank you for your hope and selfless service to your community. And we hope these tools strengthen and equip you to keep on with the complex, important work of building healthy community.

You are the leaders we’ve been waiting for.

More Training Opportunities

Blandin Foundation offers community-wide training on two topics important to rural Minnesota communities. Each program builds a community’s capacity to talk about and build locally-based strategies for change.

LPEP

LPEP: Leaders Partnering to End Poverty

Learn More About LPEP

LEDC

LEDC: Leadership in Ethnically Diverse Communities

Learn More About LEDC

Identifying and including a community’s full spectrum of voices is among the most challenging — and valuable — work community leaders do.

Blandin Foundation Leadership Programs does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers including program participants and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, independent contractors, and vendors.

Blandin Leadership Program Grants

Graduates of Blandin’s community leadership programs (BCLP, BRCLP, LPEP, LEDC) may apply for these funds to assist with projects to plan for a vibrant future for their communities. Think feasibility studies, technical or consultant assistance, strategic planning and visioning work. (These grants were previously called Rural Quick Start grants.) Response in approximately 30 days.

Learn About Leadership Grants

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Contact Us

Your feedback strengthens our leadership programs. Contact us to share your thoughts. You may also subscribe to our mailing list, or contact the following Leadership team members.

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Becky Adams

Leadership Recruitment Manager

rmadams@blandinfoundation.org

Direct: 218-327-8736

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Senja Morque

Leadership Program Recruitment Assistant

skmorque@blandinfoundation.org

Direct: 218-327-8732

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Tom Sippola

Multi-Media Assistant - Leadership

tjsippola@blandinfoundation.org

Direct: 218-327-8737

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Amber Smith

Leadership Program Assistant

alsmith@blandinfoundation.org

Direct: 218-327-8745

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Michele Smith

Program Assistant, Business - Leadership

mrsmith@blandinfoundation.org

Direct: 218-327-8735

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