Formed in 2015 to enhance the vibrancy of rural Minnesota communities by providing professional development opportunities for practitioners, The Minnesota Network includes the Blandin Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Initiative Foundation, the Latino Economic Development Center, members of the Minnesota Association of Development Organizations, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, University of Minnesota Extension and West Central Initiative.

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Third Cohort Completes Training!

Twenty-three community development professionals from around the State of Minnesota comprised the third cohort of the The Minnesota  Network's Learning Community. They participated in three, two-day sessions in November, January and March.

Training Sessions

Becoming part of The Minnesota Network Learning Cohort offers participants ongoing benefits.


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Other training opportunities

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Cohort Connect: The Forum

Cohort Connect is a Forum for cohort members to share ideas, ask questions build their networks!