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Now Accepting Applications for the 33rd Annual Greater Mankato Leadership Institute

(April 8, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. Greater Mankato Growth is now accepting applications for its long-standing and wildly popular program, the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute. The nine month program consists of one to two full day sessions each month from September to May, usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute prides itself on helping professionals further their leadership skills benefiting both themselves and their businesses.

Topics and Tentative Dates:

  • The Leadership Challenge, September 16 (Strengths Finder assessment)
  • Team Leadership, September 17 (high ropes course)
  • Greater Mankato's Past, Present and Future, October 21
  • Understanding Diversity, November 18
  • Community Engagement, December 16
  • Educating Greater Mankato's Leaders, January 20
  • Effective Communication, February 17
  • Civic Engagement (Overnight in St. Paul - two-day session), March TBA
  • Ethical Leadership, April 20
  • Identifying Your Values & Priorities (and evening graduation reception), May 18             

"This class helped me push the boundaries of what I thought was possible for me to do, both physically and professionally. What I learned will always be with me, pushing me to be the leader that I want and know I can be” said Sandra Hollerith, Kato Engineering, Inc. and Greater Mankato Leadership Institute graduate.

Tuition for the nine month program is $1,475 for Greater Mankato Growth members (Engaged level or higher, not open to non-members), an average of only $134 per session. All program costs are included, such as materials and meals, as well as transportation and lodging for the two-day Civic Engagement session. Applications are due June 1. For more information, including an application visit: greatermankato.com/leadership-institute or call 507.385.6656.

About the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
Since 1983 Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided the area's only comprehensive leadership training program with a community focus. This nine-month program consists of eleven day long sessions September and May. Each year the curriculum is evaluated and updated by the volunteer Steering Committee to ensure graduates are well prepared to serve as leaders in their workplace and our community.

About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through: business growth, retention and attraction; talent growth, retention and attraction; regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., the regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization, includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, LLC, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center. For more information, visit greatermankato.com.


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