On Monday April 12 see community development efforts in Minnesota. Your Minnesota host educators have put together three exciting optional learning experiences for you!
These workshops have limited space, so register today!
1. Social Capital in the Capitol City
Visit St. Paul, Minnesota's state capitol, and learn more about social capital, "the glue that holds communities together". We'll showcase the important role of leadership cohort programs in building relationships with state legislators, community-building success stories in a changing urban neighborhood, and the importance of this place in history.
2. Wine & History in a River City
Visit the city of Stillwater, MN, a vibrant lumbering industry hub in the city's early days, now a national historic downtown and part of a national scenic riverway with a growing wine culture. Hear from local leaders and development professionals about what it means to be labeled a "tourism" community, dealing with issues including downtown vs. suburban strip mall development and historic preservation vs. modern housing development, and the challenges of highway and bridge construction.
3. Evaluation Bootcamp
A practical workshop in which you develop an evaluation plan for one or more of your own programs. You will actually create or revise a logic model for a specific program; then identify evaluation research questions and the research design and data collection strategies that best answer these questions.