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Greater Mankato Growth Starts 30th Annual Leadership Institute

MANKATO Minn. (September 18, 2013) – The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute is celebrating a milestone today, with the start of its 30th class. The Leadership Institute, a program of Greater Mankato Growth, provides the community’s emerging leaders with comprehensive training focused on developing professional, personal and community leadership skills.

This year’s class includes 43 current and emerging leaders from a variety of area businesses and organizations. In their first session today, the Leadership Institute participants became acquainted with each other and participated in strength focused training with Diana Gabriel, certified executive coach. Tomorrow, participants will learn about teamwork and confidence through a variety of outdoor activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato, including the high-ropes course, facilitated by Sam Steiger and other MSU Experiential Education staff.

Through presentations, hands-on experiences, assessment tools and tours, the Leadership Institute helps participants turn knowledge into action. The program’s experiential focus allows participants to learn and practice leadership skills, so they can effectively transfer those skills to their professional and personal lives. The program runs September–May, with 11 day-long sessions.  

For a list of this year’s class and more information on the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute, visit greatermankato.com/leadership-institute.


About Greater Mankato Growth

Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center




contact: Shelly Megaw, 507.381.0404 | smegaw@greatermankato.com

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership