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

Crisis Intervention Team Training

February 11 & 12, 2019 - A basic overview of mental illness, including schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, mood disorders, cognitive disorders, personality and substance disorders.
Law Enforcement

Economic Development Series

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

HR Essentials 2019 Workshop Series

November & December 2019 - This series of HR Essential workshops take an in-depth look at the supervisor’s roles in executing human resource duties.
MN Organizations

MCPA Conflict Management & Mediation Training

April 10 or October 8, 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

Preparing for the 2020 Census

January 17, 2019 - What is the Census? Why should I care? What can I do to help? Join this two-part, one-day workshop to answer these questions and more! Join us in Staples, MN or attend virtually.
All Organizations

Time to Lead Workshop Series

Time to Lead courses help supervisors refine their leadership style and learn to harness change and conflict for better department outcomes.
MN Organizations