alt=""Develop skills to lead your city’s economic recovery.

Please note: Registration for this event is full.

Find out more about this program (pdf).

Over the past year and a half, cities have had to overcome many challenges. As local economies continue to shift, stay prepared by building your economic development skills.

Take part in this five-session, online cohort starting this January to learn how to lead economic transformation in your community. During this program, educators from the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality will help you gain knowledge, skills, and connections to navigate economic development through uncertain times.

Take part in this cohort to:

  • Enhance skills to navigate change during uncertain times.
  • Build a network of peers for ongoing support.
  • Strengthen confidence and ability to address unknown or uncomfortable issues.
  • Define your role as a leader who initiates economic transformation.

Get an introduction to topics covered during this program in a recorded webinar on economic resilience.

Session Format

This five-session program will feature online cohort-based learning. You will participate in all five sessions alongside the same city officials to create a collaborative learning environment where you build skills together.

Each session will begin with 30-60 minutes of content and large group discussion followed by 30 minutes spent in small group breakouts. There will also be applied learning opportunities between sessions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Exploring economic transformation
  • Building adaptive capacity
  • Examining mindset
  • Creating a common agenda

Speakers

Jennifer 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.
Jody 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.

Audience

City staff working toward economic resilience.

Fee

$225

Dates & Times

Jan. 24 — 8:30-10 a.m.
Jan. 26 — 8:30-10 a.m.
Jan. 31 — 8:30-10 a.m.
Feb. 2 — 8:30-10 a.m.
Feb. 7 — 8:30-10 a.m.

Please note: This cohort is limited to 25 participants.

 

The program is offered in partnership with the Association of Minnesota Counties, and the Minnesota Association of Professional Community and Economic Developers.