Professional Development for Government

Join us for valuable professional development opportunities! Most events are free to Region 5 member agencies, and available to other members at a discounted rate.

For a listing of scheduled events, simply select the topic of interest for complete details.

Registration is required for all events.

Current Programs

Bridging Divides

May 8, 2019 - From angry constituents to hot button topics, learn what to do when emotions run high and positions are deeply held.
County Commissioners

Economic Development Series

Multiple Dates - This three-part series focuses on helping elected officials, staff, and community leaders better understand economic development, including how to utilize existing resources and bolster the local economy.
City or County Employee

Human Resources Essentials Workshop Series

November & December 2019 - A three-part series to give HR professionals the tools to better manage every organization’s most valuable asset: its people.
MN Organizations

Knowing the Nature of Your Collaboration

August 8, 2019 - This workshop focuses on helping participants understand and explain the nature of collaboration using specific terms. This shared vocabulary will, in turn, provide clarity in what the collaboration is and how they and others fit in.
All Organizations

Local Government Supervisor Workshop

April 11, 2019 - Participants will learn how to design an onboarding program that welcomes new staff members into the organization, offers helpful resources, and helps fulfill passions.
City or County Employee

MCPA Conflict Management & Mediation Training

April 10 or October 15, 2019 - Designed for law enforcement leaders and officers, this training discusses mental health basics, commonly encountered mental health diagnoses, and the crossover of mental health and criminal behavior.
Law Enforcement

R5 Summit

October 23, 2019 - Join local leaders at the R5 Summit for a day of professional development unique to local government and education organizations.
MN Region 5

Senior Officials Workshop

August 8, 2019 - Discuss executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, and share strategies and best practices.
City or County Employee

Supervisor Survival Workshop Series

July-September 2019 - A three-part series made for supervisors to help navigate the challenges that can come with managing people and learn tools enhance day-to-day efficiencies.
MN Organizations

Time to Lead Workshop Series

May & June 2019 - This three-part series is intended for those looking to enhance their leadership. Participants will gain insight in their authentic leadership style, learn how to help others navigate change, and how to encourage collaboration to solve conflicts.
MN Organizations