Challenges and opportunity – rural Minnesota communities face both, usually at the same time.
Community leadership programs offered by Blandin Foundation help rural leaders develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and relationships they need to build and sustain healthy communities – ones that thrive in times of challenge and opportunity.
The Blandin leadership Programs are designed to help make that happen.
Harvardâ€™s Nieman Journalism Lab explores rural culture, issues and more
In the aftermath of the election, rural America has been thrust into the spotlight of our national narrative. As leaders â€” national, state and local â€”Â look to strengthen American communities, many acknowledge that deeper learning and understanding between urban and rural people needs to occur before we can progress. News outlets have stepped in to [â€¦]
Story (re)tellers: Reservation leaders take a fresh look at self, community to boost resiliency
On a recent afternoon, about 65 people from reservation communities in northeast Minnesota came together to celebrate the commencement of the 25th cohort to complete the Blandin Reservation Community Leadership Program. In recognition of this milestone number, a drum was invited to join the celebration and honor the graduates. BRCLP is more than just a [â€¦]
Blandin leadership alum applies learning to community challenge
Itâ€™s great to see the ways alumni of our Blandin Community Leadership programs utilize their learned to tackle community opportunities and challenges. In a recent column, Dana Melius, a 1998 BCLP graduate from Sibley County, used a key principle from training to understand and talk about an issue in his community. â€œIâ€™m not taking sides [â€¦]