Applications Available For Bloomington's Leadership Program

Learn_To_Lead_Program_Logo.jpgThe City of Bloomington has created the Bloomington Leadership Program to “promote civic engagement, develop leaders in the Bloomington community, break down barriers, and increase understanding of local government.” It is an entry step for Bloomington residents that may wish to serve on city commissions and committees.

The program is intended to develop leadership skills through educational sessions that are interactive, engaging, and relational.

Applications are being accepted now through July 31, 2021 for this Fall. It is open to Bloomington residents who  are 18 years of age or older and can attend 75% of the sessions (no more than 2 absences). This year's eight sessions will be held virtually on Tuesday evenings, September 14 – October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a graduation session Thursday October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, August 25. CLICK HERE to apply online.

• For questions or to request a mailed application, contact Community Outreach and Engagement at 952-563-8733 | MN Relay 711, or by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail).
• An information session will be offered on Tuesday, July 13, 6 to 7 pm (Zoom). Register on-line on or before Monday, July 12 at 4:30 pm.
• You may also contact SD49 Republicans at [email protected] and we can put you in touch with a Bloomington Republican

Session topics
Sep. 14: Overview, introductions, Insights Discovery
Sep. 21: Government 101
Sep. 28: City services
Oct. 5: Boards and commissions
Oct. 12: Public participation
Oct. 19: Inclusive community
Oct. 26: Leading in the community
Oct. 28 (Thursday): Recognizing and celebrating leaders (graduation)