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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

State and Local Policy Program

Program Types

Long-term Cohort Programs: Leadership requires the seamless integration of many competencies. A cohort model allows competencies to be built layer by layer through content, activities, and experiences that occur over 6+ months of face-to-face meetings. By allowing participants to integrate course topics into their ongoing work, build relationships with other leaders, and learn from each other about their challenges and successes, the content and intensity of cohort models yield significant results. See an example of our cohort model through the Mn/DOT Leadership Program.

Multi-Day Trainings: Through tailor-made workshops lasting two to three days, PNLC trainings provide practical knowledge, innovative ideas, revealing case studies, relevant research, and hands-on solutions to support public and nonprofit professionals. Our programs promote networking and the sharing of lessons among participants, drawing upon the Humphrey School’s nationally recognized expertise. We will bring our experienced training teams to your location or a University of Minnesota facility. See an example of our multi-day trainings through the Adaptive Leadership Training for the Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Centers.

Individual Workshop Sessions: Half-day to full-day sessions that utilize faculty instructors who are topical experts. We offer conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and brief interactive trainings on a variety of topics. The Northern Hennepin Human Services Council is an example of an individual workshop session.

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