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. Leading Economic Transformation (LET) is an applied learning cohort for public sector leaders from communities of all sizes. It is designed to help prepare participants to navigate the evolving landscape of community economic development. Educators from the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality will address business retention, economic recovery, and transformation.

Why attend? 

  • Enhance skills to navigate change through uncertain times
  • Build a network of peers for ongoing support
  • Strengthen confidence and ability to address unknown or uncomfortable issues
  • Articulate your role in initiating and leading economic transformation efforts

Who should attend?

City and county leaders like administrators, clerks, economic development staff, elected officials, and economic development authority board members.

Session Format

This six-week program will feature cohort-based learning. You will participate alongside a group of your peers for a collaborative learning environment where you can build skills and network.

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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

Visit z.umn.edu/LET_2023  to register.

Maximum capacity of 25 participants.

Speakers

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

Questions?

Contact Jennifer Hawkins, University of Minnesota Extension at hawki044@umn.edu