Professional Development

Join us for valuable professional development and training opportunities for government agencies and nonprofit organizations within our five-county service area communities.

For details on scheduled events, simply select the topic of interest below.

Registration is required for all events.

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Current Programs

Bias, Cultural, and Autism Awareness

April 20, 2022 - Earn POST credit hours, build an understanding of prejudices in society, and review how bias is formed, maintained, and changed. Designed for law enforcement.
Public Safety

Conflict Management and Mediation 2.0

May 11, 2022 - Designed for peace officers, this training focuses on developing communication, empathy, mindfulness, and mediation skills to de-escalate, manage, and help resolve conflict.
Public Safety

Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness

March 9, 2022 - Fulfil POST-mandated training requirements with this focused course on crisis intervention, mental illness, and officer wellness. Designed for law enforcement.
Public Safety

Elevate Leadership Summit (formerly R5 Summit)

Oct. 27, 2021 - Network, collaborate, and learn from one another at this one-day professional development event designed for local government, nonprofit, and education leaders.
Central MN Regional Members

Leadercast Shift 2021

Aug. 11, 2021 - Join this national leadership event livestream to get the supercharge you need to leave the status quo behind and discover a better and brighter future.
All Organizations

Nonprofit Board Basics Workshop

Sept. 1, 2021 - Learn the fundamentals of board responsibilities, authority, and best practices in this online workshop.