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Congratulations on winning your election!

The League is here to help you get a strong start in your new role during the 2022 Elected Leaders Institute: Foundational Program! During this blended-learning program, you’ll combine on-demand, online coursework with in-person sessions to explore the nuts and bolts that will help you navigate your complex role.

Take part in this program to:

  • Understand your role and how the type of government your city has impacts what you can do (you’ll learn about the types of city government too!).
  • Gain a high-level understanding of your role in HR, public engagement, advocacy at the Capitol, and more.
  • Discover what you need to know about the Open Meeting Law and the Data Practices Act.
  • Know the legal realities of your role and how to manage risk in your city.

Find out more below!


Register for the Foundational Program.

Jan. 18 — Online
Feb. 4-5 — Plymouth

Who should attend?

Any mayor or council member who was
elected since Nov. 2019 and hasn’t attended
the Foundational Program in the past OR
has been in office for a while but wants
a refresher on fundamental skills.

Gain fundamental skills to help you succeed!

2022 Foundational Program Overview

New for 2022! The Foundational Program features both online and in-person sessions. During this blended-learning program, you’ll gain the foundational skills needed for running and governing your city.

View the full agenda.

Jan. 18 — Online
Six on-demand, online courses will become available to you on Jan. 18. Four of the courses should be completed before you come to Plymouth Feb. 4-5, but you will continue to have access to all them after the event.

Feb. 4-5 — Plymouth
Join fellow elected officials in Plymouth as you dive into a variety of crucial topics to help you succeed in your role.

Core Competencies

The League of Minnesota Cities has developed eleven competencies for city elected officials that are fundamental to success in your role. The Foundational Program is built around these competences, which fall under three categories: leading with values, leading with vision, and leading with action.

Learn more about the core competencies.


MemberLearn is an easy and fun way to learn online, giving you access to courses anytime and anywhere! As part of the Foundational Program, you will have access to on-demand learning that will to help you succeed in your role.

Learn more about MemberLearn.

Dates & Location

Jan. 18 — Online
Feb. 4-5 — Plymouth
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Dr.
Plymouth, MN 55441


Please note: All meals are included in the fee. The fee does not include lodging.



Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
Call for reservations: (763) 559-6600 or
(877) 227-6963
Standard room: $112 (plus taxes)
Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. To receive the special room rate, ask for the “League of Minnesota Cities” group
block by Jan. 18.

Your LMC Resource

Ashley Freitag
Registration and Sponsorship
(651) 281-1249 or (800) 925-1122

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received via email at before 8 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2022
and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Please note: This means no access to the online
learning or in-person content; cancelling will remove
you from all access to this program. No cancellations
will be permitted after this date due to the
start of online coursework for this event.

Read the League’s COVID-19 event FAQs.

View the League’s anti-harassment policy.