Professional Development

Join us for valuable professional development opportunities! Most events are free to agencies within our five-county service area communities, 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

Oct. 30, 2019 - Learn how to attract new businesses and ensure the success of existing businesses in this series focused on helping you understand economic development and how to leverage existing resources no matter your community’s size.
All Government Organizations

LEAD Academy: Managing Up and Out Workshop Series

Feb. & March 2020 - This workshop helps supervisors understand their role at an organization level, create a positive influence, and get the resources needed for their departments.
All Government Organizations

MCPA Conflict Management & Mediation Training

Oct. 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

Oct. 23, 2019 - Join local leaders at the R5 Summit for a day of professional development unique to local government and education organizations.
Central MN Regional Members

Senior Officials Workshop

CANCELLED - 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