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Save the Date: Leadership Chautauqua and Symposium for Small Towns


If you run, fund or study leadership development in Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota.....this event is for YOU!!!
Save the dates
June 12-14, 2012
JUNE 12-13, 2012 
Co-hosted by the Bush Foundation and 
Leadership Learning Community
June 13-14, 2012
University of Minnesota-Morris
Morris, MN
Co-hosted by the Center for Small Towns & the Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation has a long history of investing in developing leadership capacity in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota with programs targeting individuals working in a variety of contexts: health, arts, education, and Native Nations. They continue that commitment by now sponsoring a growing community of practice in our region -- the Leadership Learning Community -- and a special event -- the Leadership Chautauqua in Morris, MN in June -- that puts the focus on supporting and strengthening community leadership development. The Leadership Learning Community, a national network of leadership program providers, funders and researchers is partnering with the Bush Foundation to bring together people who do leadership work in ND, SD, and MN to share best practices and learning about leadership development and supports needed to help communities solve complex problems.
Statewide Leadership Learning Community (LLC) organizing meetings underwritten by the Bush Foundation have been convened in MN, ND, and SD over the past few months. The Leadership Chautauqua, a multi-state meeting, will build on this partnership between the Bush Foundation, LLC, and the many local providers who participated in the statewide meetings. Day one and two of the Leadership Chautauqua will bring together people who are intimately involved in community leadership development. They run community leadership programs, study them or fund them.
To add icing to the cake, we will be co-hosted by the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota-Morris. The Leadership Chautauqua will be integrated with their Symposium for Small Towns that begins on the evening of June 13. The Symposium brings together community leaders from across the region every other year; the theme this year is "Reigniting Community Leadership: Being Bold in the Face of Change."
Mark your calendars for three days to learn together and celebrate community leadership in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota! The costs of participation in the Chautauqua and Symposium, lodging and meals will be covered by the Bush Foundation for a limited number of attendees (based on space available).
If you wish to receive a formal invitation from the Bush Foundation, please RSVP to by April 20th and we will be sure you are on the invitation list.