Professional Development

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.

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Current Programs

Economic Development Series

June & Oct. 2019 - Learn how to attract new businesses and ensure the success of existing businesses in this three-part series focuses on helping you understand economic development and how to leverage existing resources no matter your community’s size.
All Government Organizations

Knowing the Nature of Your Collaboration

Aug. 20, 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

July 31, 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

R5 Summit

Oct. 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

Aug. 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-Sept. 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