Professional Development

Join us for valuable professional development opportunities! Most events are free to government agencies and nonprofit organizations within our five-county service area communities, and available to others 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

Advanced - Getting Grants Workshop

July 28, 2020 - Designed for those with some knowledge of grant development, this interactive workshop focuses on refreshing and improving proposal writing skills.
All Organizations

Bias and Cultural Awareness

Nov. 17, 2020 - This 8-hour class focuses on understanding prejudices in society and reviews how bias is formed, maintained, and changed.
Public Safety

Compassion Fatigue for Fire, EMS, and First Responders

Dec. 14, 2020 - Focusing on the unique experiences of fire, EMS, and first responders, this workshop discusses secondary traumatic stress: what it looks like, how to recognize it, what to do, and how it contributes to the larger problem of compassion fatigue.
Public Safety

Getting Grants Workshop

July 14, 2020 - Learn to identify grant prospects and prepare competitive grant proposals in this interactive workshop.
All Organizations

LEAD Academy: Time to Lead Workshop Series

Postponed - Gain insight on your authentic leadership style, learn to help others navigate change, and how to encourage collaboration to solve conflicts.
All Government Organizations

Leadercast Live 2020

May 7, 2020 - Livestream of national leadership event focused on discovering how to upset the status quo to incite positive change.
All Organizations

Marathon Madness

June 23, 2020 - This workshop will tackle the concept of work/life balance and help participants to find fulfillment in relationships and in work.

Mental Health Awareness

Canceled - In-depth information on mental health substance abuse disorders, suicide assessment, and PTSD de-escalation for dispatchers, correctional officers, and related professionals.
Public Safety

North Central Nonprofit Conference

Canceled - Join this 2-day nonprofit training event offering governance, finance, leadership, fundraising, and marketing insights.

R5 Summit

Oct. 21, 2020 - Join local leaders for a day of professional development unique to local government, nonprofit, and education organizations.
Central MN Regional Members