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Can We Still Work Together? Trust Workshop

For a variety of reasons, the capacity for people to work effectively together in communities and organizations has weakened. Fracture lines in relationships erupt as differences in perspective, social identity, and core values become roadblocks to mutual understanding. Leaders cannot make people trust each other, but they can play a significant role in cultivating skills, attitudes, and values that build and deepen trust. Because there is no objective future we’re destined to arrive at, we only have the future we create together. Without trust, efforts to craft a future for a community or organization become difficult if not impossible.

The goal of this training is to equip leaders as they consider ways to foster trust among people working together on common goals. Leaders will use their experiences of the impact of trust and mistrust as they learn and practice leadership skills related to trust building.

Nov. 1, 2022


8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.


Initiative Foundation

Open Meeting Laws & Data Practices - Session 2

This is a specialized training on both practical and legal considerations of open meeting laws and data practices. Participants will gain an understanding of these very complicated laws,  learn how to access appropriate tools, and leave with practical knowledge for working within the laws’ parameters.

April 6, 2023


9 a.m.-Noon


Crosslake Fire Hall Training Room (south side of building)

Strategic Staff: Managing Constant Change

Change is emotional. Change is a process. Change is personal. Staff are usually the first contact that someone has with your organization. Not only does this mean that they need to manage changes from your organization to get work completed, but they also need to handle questions that others have on these changes both from those who work in the organization and from those the organization serves.

Nov. 9, 2022


9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



What's going on in Greater Minnesota?

Greater Minnesota's communities are changing and this can cause new problems and present new opportunities. Join the Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) as they explore the topics that matter to you most from workforce shortages, child care, and economic development. Topics will be highlighted in 10 minute segments, giving you the information you need.

Feb. 8, 2023


1-2 p.m.