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Friday, March 29, 2013

Registration open for Leading from Within: The Power of Positive Psychology

Looking for an opportunity to learn, connect with others, and refresh your skills? The first offering of the 2013 Leadership Series is now open for registration. In Leading from Within: The Power of Positive Psychology, discover your talents and ways to grow them into strengths that help you thrive individually and in your community. Incorporating recent science and research, you will learn to harness the power behind positive emotions. The event is set for Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Brainerd, MN. To find out more about the event and link to the registration page, visit the 2013 Leadership Series page. See you in Brainerd!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Further your leadership - The Bush Fellowship Program

For those of you looking to take your leadership to the next level, consider the Bush Fellowship Program. Participants receive support ranging from $25,000 to $75,000. Specifically, the program is looking for leaders who are

  • Passionate about their communities and have a vision for making them better places for everyone

  • Interested in working with, and learning from, others to make their vision a reality

  • Committed to improving their work and their effectiveness in enhancing quality of life in their community

  • Understand that risk, failure and conflict provide valuable learning and are key to necessary to making progress

If this sounds like you, head on over to the Bush Fellowship Program site and read more. The deadline for application is May 24, 2013.

Still not sure? Check out recipient Noreen Thomas, an alum of the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Read about her plans here.

Let's dream big to enrich Minnesota communities!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome to the Leadership and Civic Engagement Alumni site!

Greetings! Welcome to the Leadership and Civic Engagement Alumni site - a one stop resource for people who have been through leadership and civic engagement programming delivered by the University of Minnesota Extension. This is a place where you can deepen or refresh your learning and skills, find out about grants and other opportunities for Minnesota communities, connect with other leaders from over 20 years of Extension programs, and be inspired by the work of people like you.

This is our maiden post and we would love to give you a brief tour of the site. This home page you are on is our landing page where we will be posting updated information. If you bookmark this page or add it to your favorites, you can always see the latest.

On the left, you can link to our other pages - find out more about our intentions for the site here.

Click here for information about the Leadership Series in general, or go straight to the 2013 Leadership Series page for information on this year's opportunities to deepen or refresh your leadership skills.

Extension programming relies heavily upon the support of our sponsors. Visit the Program Sponsors page to find out more about these valued partners.

Lastly, we want this site to be useful and relevant to your needs and wants. If you have ideas for content, want to share your inspiring story with others, know of available funding opportunities, or interested in offering a guest-post, please email Eriks Dunens at or by phone at 612-626-5943.

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