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Monday, April 29, 2013

Opportunity: The Policy Fellows Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Policy Fellows program at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Now in its 23rd year, the program brings together mid-career Minnesota leaders from government, nonprofit, and business sectors for a nine-month professional development experience. Fellows join a 35-person cohort to focus on enhancing leadership skills, understanding their role in public policy, and developing a diverse personal and professional network. Applications are due May 31, 2013 for the program beginning in September. More information at

Candidates from Greater Minnesota are encouraged to apply. Fellows who come from outside the Twin Cities metro area may apply for lodging assistance.

All Fellows are eligible for scholarship assistance. Scholarships specifically for nonprofit sector participants are made possible by generous gifts from the George Family Foundation and the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.

Friday, April 26, 2013

One week left to register for Leading from Within: The Power of Positive Psychology

There is only one week left to register for the Leading from Within: The Power of Positive Psychology workshop. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Brainerd, MN (Land Services Building - 322 Laurel Street)

Workshop fee: $25 in addition to the cost of the book StrengthsFinder 2.0® by Tom Rath

Click here to sign up before registration closes on Friday, May 3.

For an extended description, visit our 2013 Leadership Series page.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tourism potential in your community?

Calling communities with a population under 1500. U of M educators and tourism specialists are ready to help you consider your tourism potential. The application is pretty painless, and is due May 15th. Click here to find out more.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Opportunity: The Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Do you care about arts and culture and the ways they can build vibrant communities?

The Rural Arts and Culture Summit is addressing this topic June 5 and 6, 2013 at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Three dynamic, keynote speakers, June Holley, Michael Strand, and John Davis, will provide knowledge, experience, and insight on weaving together art and community. The speakers will examine how art and community can build and play off of each other to help places continue to grow and improve.

Register today by visiting the website, calling at (218) 998-4037, or by sending an email to

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