Year One

  • Seminar 1

    November 8-9, 2018, Willmar Class X Kick-off Seminar

    Orientation and a Framework for Leadership

    • Program Orientation/Meet your cohort
    • Intro to Leadership: Styles, Skills, etc.
    • Changing Minnesota
    • Ag & Rural Issues, Demographics and Economy
    • Spouses Session and Orientation
    • Leadership Assessment: Myers Briggs Type Indicator*
    Spouses Included
  • Seminar 2

    December 12-14, 2018, Marshall Emotional Intelligence & Effective Communication
    • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
    • Relationship Building Across Borders
    • Team Building
    • Written Communications
    • Interview Training
    • Public Communications
    • Attitude and Emotional Response
    • South Dakota Site Visit
    • Leadership Assessment: Bar-on EQ-I*
  • Seminar 3

    January 15-19, 2019, St. Paul Emerging Markets, Innovation & New Trends
    • Ethical Leadership
    • Ag Literacy
    • MN Department of Ag Briefing
    • State Agencies and Agriculture
    • Urban Farming
    • Understanding and Working with the State Legislature
    • Research and Innovation in Agriculture
    • National Study Tour Preparation
    • Creating Impact as a Citizen
  • Seminar 4

    February 24 - March 1, 2019, Washington, D.C. National Study Seminar
    • Congress
    • Embassy Briefing
    • USDA/Federal Agencies
    • Affecting Public Policy
    • Special Interest Groups
    • U.S. History
    • Understanding Power and Influence
    • Critical Thinking
  • Seminar 5

    March 20-22, 2019, Crookston Creating Welcoming Communities
    • Intercultural Competence
    • Organization Operation, Finance and Fundraising
    • Working with Difference
    • Decision Making When The Stakes are High
    • Economic and Rural Infrastructure
    • Red River Valley Industry & Agriculture
  • Seminar 6

    June 26-28, 2019, Duluth Rural Industry and Trade
    • Conflict & Leadership
    • Framing Issues and Creating Solutions
    • Mining and Iron Range
    • Port of Duluth
    • Forest Management & Industry
    • Short Season Agriculture
    • Leadership Assessment: Thomas-Killman Conflict Mode Instrument*
    Spouses Included

Year Two

  • Seminar 7

    November 20-22, 2019, Itasca State Park Building Thriving Communities
    • Assessing Community Capitals
    • Emotional Intelligence in Action
    • Serving Effectively on Boards & Committees
    • Native American Society
    • Facilitation Techniques and Resources
    • Mississippi Headwaters visit and Leadership Reflection
  • Seminar 8

    December 18-20, 2019, Austin Strengthening Rural America's Future
    • The Future of Agriculture
    • Impacts of Non-Profits on Rural Communities
    • Strengths-based Leadership
    • Cultural Uniqueness
    • Combining Strengths-Based Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
    • Leadership Assessment: StrengthsFinder 2.0*
  • Seminar 9

    January 22-24, 2020, Perham Rural Development and Diversity
    • Cultural Competency
    • Valuing Diversity
    • Adaptive Leadership
    • Community Leadership in Rural Economic Development
    • Rural Immigration and Workforce
    • International Travel Preparation
  • Seminar 10

    Between Feb.14 - March 4, 2020, t.b.d. International Study Seminar
    • Trade Relationships
    • Study of Host Country’s: Agriculture, Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, Culture, Customs, Politics, World Views, Economy, Geography and History
  • Seminar 11

    April 3-4, 2020, Mankato, Verizon Center Class X Graduation Seminar
    • Naming my Impact
    • International Debriefing
    • Understanding My MARL Experience
    • Graduation

    Banquet held on Friday evening, April 3

    Spouses Included

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