Leading Economic Transformation cohort. Includes partner logos: LMC, University of Minnesota Extension, Association of Minnesota Counties Find the answers and guidance to what lies ahead for community economic development

Join other city and county leaders for a six-week online course focused on economic health and resiliency. Educators from the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality will address business retention, economic recovery, and transformation.

Take part in this cohort to:

  • Learn about business retention, recovery, and transformation for local economies.
  • Build a network of peers navigating change during uncertain times.
  • Strengthen confidence and ability to address difficult or polarizing issues.
  • Consider racial and socio-economic equity in economic transformation.

Who should attend?

City administrators, managers, clerks, elected officials, and community/economic development staff in cities with populations between 1,000-15,000.

Session Format

This six-week program will feature cohort-based learning. You will participate in all six sessions alongside the same city and county officials to create a collaborative learning environment where you can build skills and network together.

You’ll participate in large group discussion followed by small group breakouts. There will also be learning opportunities between sessions. A full list of topics available soon!

Dates & Times:

The sessions will meet virtually on the following dates:

January 25: 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
February 1: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
February 8: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
February 15: 9 a.m-10:30 a.m.
February 22: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
March 1: 9 a.m.-10:00  a.m.

Fee

$225

Registration

Registration opens this Fall. To receive an alert when registration opens, email Jennifer Hawkins, University of Minnesota Extension, at hawki044@umn.edu.

Maximum capacity of 25 participants.

Speakers

Photo of jennifer hawkins, U of MJennifer Hawkins, Community Economics Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
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Neil Linscheid, Community Economics Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
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headshot of jody horntvedt U of MJody Horntvedt, Leadership and Civic Engagement Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
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Christy Kallevig, Leadership and Civic Engagement Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
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headshot of ellen wolter U of MEllen Wolter, Leadership and Civic Engagement Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
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