The Application Form and supporting forms for MARL Class XI will be available by December 1, 2019.

MARL Class XI Application Instructions

Download the Application Form, and read thoroughly. Complete all portions of application form and save a digital copy.

If applicable, have your spouse and your employer complete and sign the appropriate consent forms.

Submit your completed and signed application by email to Your completed application form must be received by the MARL Office on or before the  due date of April 24th, 2020. You will receive email verification from the MARL Executive Director after your application is received. If you do not receive email verification within three business days after you submit your application please call 507-537-6430 to inquire.


Forward the recommendation form to three people of your choice. This form is also available electronically on the MARL website: Signed and completed recommendation forms must be directly submitted by your reference, via email to on or before April 24th, 2020 or by mailing to the MARL Office.

Application, recommendations and employer support forms must be received by the MARL Office on or before April 24th, 2020.


  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Completed forms may be submitted any time between January 1, 2020 and April 24th, 2020, however all materials must be received on or before April 24th, 2020.

Class XI Program Schedule and Curriculum

(Sites, schedule, and seminar topics subject to change)

Year 1

Seminar #1 — Orientation and a Framework for Leadership

November 23-24, 2020 — tbd

Seminar #2 — Trait Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
December 16-18, 2020 — Marshall
Seminar #3 — Emerging Markets, Innovation and New Trends
January 19-22, 2021 — St. Paul
Seminar #4 — National Study Seminar

February 28- March 5, 2021 — Washington D.C.

Seminar #5 – Communities – Big and Small
April 7-9, 2021 — Crookston
Seminar #6 — Timber, Taconite & Tourism
June 23-25, 2021 –  Duluth

Year 2

Seminar #7 — Natural Resources and the Environment
November 10-12, 2021 — Itasca State Park
Seminar #8 — Rural America’s Future December 15-17, 2021 — SE Minn. Seminar #9 — Rural Development DiversityJanuary 19-21, 2022 — Central Minn.
Seminar #10 — International Study SeminarLate February, 2022 — Destination TBD Seminar #11 — Class XI Graduation
April 8-9, 2022 — Mankato