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About ELP

The Emerging Leadership Program (ELP) exists to sustain and create a network of community leaders in northwest and west central Minnesota. The goal of the ELP is to provide opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership potential and a structure to bring together leaders of the region to address rural issues, especially focusing on agriculture and natural resources.

View ELP eligible counties(PDF)

The ELP is based on the philosophy that effective leadership can be learned and that leaders grow into positions of leadership, motivated by a sense of responsibility for themselves and their communities. This is carried out through:

The target audience for the Emerging Leadership Program is couples (although individuals are sometimes selected) who show leadership potential in their communities. Participants are identified by the program alumni and program sponsors in each county and invited by them to take part.

The current program brochure (PDF) will provide you with a few more details about the program, including the current training schedule and contact information.
Read more about Extension leadership education programs. (PDF)

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