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21st Century Fellows Program

The Pipeline Project
Geography Served
National
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
LGBTQ
People of color
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Managers at human rights and LGBTQ organizations

Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program

National Council for Behavioral Health
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Equity
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Eligibility
National Council member organization

Advocacy Leadership Institute

National Endowment for the Arts
Geography Served
National
Program location
Washington, D.C.
Cost
$1,020
Duration
2 months
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Legislative affairs
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Latino
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Arts professionals, artists, or arts administrators
More information
Requires NALAC membership; Cost includes food, lodging, and transportation

ALF Fellows Program

American Leadership Forum
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
20-25

American Indian Ambassadors Program

Americans for Indian Opportunity
Geography Served
National
Program location
Albuquerque, NM
Cost
Not specified
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Native nations
Participant focus
Indigenous
Mid-career
Eligibility
Age 25-35

Arcus Leadership Academy

SRI Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Eligibility
Cultural heritage and historic preservation leaders
More information
Courses offered on tiered fee scale

Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowships

Americans for the Arts
Geography Served
National
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
Location-based
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Mid-career
Cohort size
16
Eligibility
1-15 years of career experience, self-identify as POCI

Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute (APAWLI)

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women
Geography Served
National
Cost
$9,200
Financial aid is available
Duration
7 months
Program focus
People of color
Public policy
Women
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Women
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
8-12
Eligibility
8+ years of experience
More information
Cost includes lodging and meals

Becoming a Leader in Uncertain Times

Strategic Consulting & Coaching
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Online
Cost
$350
Duration
4 weeks
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

Nexus Community Partners
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
7 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Economic development
Equity
Health
People of color
Workforce
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Nomination by a BCLI alumnus or community organization
More information
Includes a small stipend

Bush Fellowship

Bush Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Duration
12-24 months
Program focus
Community building
Native nations
Participant focus
General audience
Indigenous
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
At least 24 years old
More information
Fellowship is a flexible grant of up to $100,000

C-Suite Academy

The Executive Leadership Council
Geography Served
National
Program location
Chicago, IL
Cost
$6,500
Duration
3 days
Program focus
People of color
Workforce
Participant focus
Black
People of color
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25

Certificate of Peer Nonprofit Leadership

Center for Social Leadership
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Senior
Cohort size
12-16
Eligibility
Nonprofit directors and executives
More information
Offers certificates, workshops, and retreats

Children and Family Fellowship

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Baltimore, MD
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
21 months
Program focus
Equity
Families and children
Participant focus
General audience
Senior
Cohort size
15
Eligibility
10 years of career experience

Civic Engagement Program

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Civic engagement
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Faith-based
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Muslim women

Clergy Leadership Academy

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
$100
Financial aid is available
Duration
3 years
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
Faith-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Licensed pastors and clergy with recommendation from district superintendent

Clinical Scholars

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Geography Served
National
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
3 years
Program focus
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
35
Eligibility
Health professionals with five years experience, one team member must have a terminal degree for practice in their field
More information
Fellows apply in teams of 3-5 licensed health care providers. Grant funding available for project funding and salary support

Coaching Fellowship

The Coaching Fellowship
Geography Served
National
Cost
$495 - $795
Duration
6 months
Program focus
People of color
Women
Participant focus
Women
Emerging
Cohort size
100
More information
Sliding scale for cost

Coaching for Equity

National Equity Project
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$1,200
Duration
6 weeks
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Education coaches, school administrators

Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI)

National Guild for Community Arts Education
Geography Served
National
Program location
Philadelphia, PA
Cost
Not specified
Duration
8 months
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
26

Community Equity Program

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Legislative affairs
Native nations
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
15

Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP)

Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
8 weeks
Program focus
Equity
Health
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career

Community Leadership Network

W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Duration
18 months
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Families and children
Health
Participant focus
Asian
Black
General audience
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
80
Eligibility
Five years of career experience
More information
One national cohort. $25,000 stipend (taxable). Cost includes travel expenses, lodging, and meals

Community Leadership Program

Blandin Foundation
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Duration
5 day retreat, 2 follow-up sessions
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Community organizing
Economic development
Rural
Participant focus
Rural
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
Communities outside Twin Cities metro area

Creative Community Leadership Institute

Bush Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
St. Cloud, MN
Fargo, ND
Rapid City, SD
Cost
Not specified
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Community building
Native nations
Placemaking
Participant focus
General audience
Indigenous
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25
More information
Three cohorts up to 25 each

Culture of Health Leaders

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Geography Served
National
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
3 years
Program focus
Equity
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
40
Eligibility
At least 21 years old
More information
Stipend funds can be used for living expenses, including child care. $20,000 annual stipend; $35,000 in project funds for implementation and evaluation

Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Program

Associations North
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Roseville, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
LGBTQ
Latino
People of color
People with disabilities
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
8
Eligibility
Employed at least three years in a professional association

Elected Leaders Institute: Foundational Program

League of Minnesota Cities (LMC)
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Online
Cost
$175
Duration
6 weeks
Program focus
Legislative affairs
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Eligibility
Elected local government leaders

Elizabeth Kearney Women's Leadership Program

YWCA Mankato
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Mankato, MN
Cost
$1,400
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Women
Participant focus
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Payment plans available

Embracing Equity Cohort Learning

Embracing Equity
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$500
Duration
5 days
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Embracing Equity Leadership Residency

Embracing Equity
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Emerging Leader Program

Great Lakes Leadership Academy - Michigan State University Extension
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations in Michigan
Cost
$3,500
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Environment
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Cohort size
26
More information
Cost includes lodging but not transportation

Emerging Leaders Development Program

ICMA (International City/County Management Association)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$500 - $800
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Cohort size
50
Eligibility
Local government professionals

Emerging Leaders in Community Development

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Program focus
Community building
Economic development
Equity
Poverty
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
More information
Network with members-only activities

Emerging Leaders Program

Center for Collaborative Leadership - University of Massachusetts Boston
Geography Served
National
Program location
Boston, MA
Cost
$7,500
Financial aid is available
Duration
7 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Cohort size
40-50
Eligibility
Five years of career experience
More information
Program fee is on a sliding scale

Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort

Sourcewell
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Staples, MN
Cost
$400
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
K-12 educators in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties

Equity Leadership Institute

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
$1,600
Duration
3 weeks
Program focus
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Includes one-week pass to YMCA

Equity Works Leadership Institute: MACSSA

Future Services Institute
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
$477
Financial aid is available
Duration
5 months
Program focus
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Member of MACSSA (Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators)

Executive Forum

Anderson Center
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Cost
$15,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Economic development
Participant focus
General audience
Senior
More information
Nonprofit organizations receive a 20% discount

Executive Leadership Institute

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
Geography Served
National
Program location
Chicago, IL
Cost
$3,850 - $5,350
Duration
1 week
Program focus
Education
Equity
Families and children
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Senior

Executive Leadership Institute

Aspen Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Aspen, CO
Cost
$12,350
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 week
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Senior

Executive Leadership Institute

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$11,000
Duration
8 months
Program focus
Economic development
Public policy
Participant focus
Black
People of color
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Cost does not include transportation or lodging costs

Executive Leadership Program

Allstate Foundation and Nonprofit Leadership Center
Geography Served
National
Program location
Chicago, IL
Evanston, IL
Northbrook, IL
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Senior
Cohort size
30
Eligibility
10-20 years of career experience, five years in leadership role

Executive Leadership Program

National Council for Behavioral Health
Geography Served
National
Cost
$8,000 - $10,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Senior

Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Coro Fellowship
Geography Served
National
Program location
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
San Francisco, CA
Cost
Not specified
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
12

Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Aspen, CO
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
LGBTQ
Latino
People of color
People with disabilities
Underrepresented communities
Senior
Cohort size
15

Fellowship Program

Alafia Foundation
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Community building
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
6
Eligibility
Resident of North Minneapolis
More information
Fellows receive a monthly living stipend of $250

Fellowship Program

Clean Energy Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Washington, D.C.
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL
Cost
$1,450
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Environment
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Cohort size
35
More information
Three cohorts of 35 each

Fellowship Program

Echoing Green Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Economic development
Education
Environment
Equity
Health
Poverty
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Commitment to 40-hour work week
More information
Includes stipend

Fellowship Program

National Urban Fellows
Geography Served
National
Cost
$15,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
14 months
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Women
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Women
Mid-career
Eligibility
Two years of management experience
More information
Culminates in a Master of Public Policy Management (MPM) degree. Includes $25,000 stipend, health insurance, tuition, and other benefits

Fellowship Program

Zero to Three
Geography Served
National
Program location
Washington, D.C.
Cost
Not specified
Duration
18 months
Program focus
Equity
Families and children
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Mid-career

Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership (FUEL)

Kresge Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
By invitation only
More information
Subsidy available to offset travel costs

Generative Leadership Programs

Institute for Generative Leadership
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$995 - $9,450
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Giving Project

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Geography Served
Minnesota
Native Nations
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
5 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Community organizing
Economic development
Equity
Native nations
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Immigrant and refugee
Indigenous
Latino
LGBTQ
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
20-25
Eligibility
Over 50% of cohort will be BIPOC
More information
Childcare stipend available

Global Leader Fellowship Programme

World Economic Forum
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Duration
Up to 4 years
Program focus
Community building
Economic development
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
20
Eligibility
Master's degree

Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Leaders Fellowship Program

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Geography Served
National
Program location
Chicago, IL
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Equity
Workforce
Participant focus
LGBTQ
Emerging
Mid-career
Cohort size
6
Eligibility
Trans-identified or gender non-conforming individuals currently employed with a philanthropic organization
More information
Use of employer professional development funds encouraged

Grassroots Leadership Development Program

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 weeks
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Legislative affairs
Participant focus
General audience
Latino
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Great Lakes Regional Fellowship

Environmental Leadership Program
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$1,800
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Environment
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Eligibility
Live or work in a Great Lake state

Growing Leadership in Local Government

Resource Training & Solutions
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$1,500 Resource members, $1,800 non-members
Duration
8 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
18-24
Eligibility
Government and public organizational staff in region

Growing Local: Northfield Emerging Leaders Program

City of Northfield
University of Minnesota Extension
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Northfield, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
2-6 months
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
LGBTQ
People of color
People with disabilities
Underrepresented communities
Women
Emerging
Cohort size
16-20
Eligibility
Live in Northfield area

Harry Kay Leadership Institute

Harry Kay Center for Leadership Excellence
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Cost
Not specified
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
Faith-based
Mid-career
Cohort size
40
Eligibility
Jewish, age 30-45
More information
Includes 10-day mission trip to Israel and Eastern Europe

Health Equity Leadership Institute

University of Wisconsin Collaborative Center for Health Equity
Geography Served
National
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 week
Program focus
Equity
Health
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Eligibility
Must have completed doctoral program in health

Health Policy Fellowships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Washington, D.C.
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
12 months
Program focus
Health
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Eligibility
Health professionals, behavioral/social scientists with advanced degrees, cannot be related to any officer trustee or of Robert Wood Johnson
More information
Optional health insurance plan, other benefits. $165,000 project budget, $104,000 stipend

Health Rising Leadership Institute

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations, Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Equity
Health
Participant focus
Asian
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Henry Crown Fellowship Program

Aspen Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Aspen, CO
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Cohort size
20-22
Eligibility
Age 30-45

High Performance Leadership Academy

Professional Development Academy
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$1,995
Duration
12 weeks
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career

Hutchinson Leadership Institute

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Hutchinson, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Impact Fellowships Summit

IREX
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$100 - $200
Financial aid is available
Duration
3 days
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Inclusive Volunteerism Cohort

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration 
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
General audience
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Organizational service area that includes Twin Cities East Metro
More information
Cohort consists of 5-7 leaders and their teams

Initiators Fellowship

Initiative Foundation
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Little Falls, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Economic development
Environment
Equity
Health
Hunger and food systems
Native nations
Placemaking
Poverty
Rural
Workforce
Participant focus
Indigenous
Location-based
People of color
People with disabilities
Rural
Underrepresented communities
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Cohort size
8
Eligibility
Live in one of four participating regions, which includes 53 counties and 6 native communities in southwest, west central, northwest, and central Minnesota
More information
Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend paid over two years and a $3,000 training fund

Institute for Courageous School and District Leadership

Center for Engaged Leadership
Minnesota State University Mankato
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
$3,200
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
60
Eligibility
School and district leaders

Institute for Courageous School and District Leadership

Minnesota State University (MNSU) at Edina
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Edina, MN
Cost
$3,200
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
60
Eligibility
School and district leaders

Institute for Courageous Teacher Leadership

Center for Engaged Leadership
Minnesota State University Mankato
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
60
Eligibility
Teachers

Intercultural Leadership Institute

Alternate Roots
First Peoples Fund
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations, Online
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Arts and humanities
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Indigenous
Latino
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25
Eligibility
Artists, culture bearers, and arts practitioners

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
3 years
Program focus
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
People from fields that do not traditionally study health. Researcher must have an advanced degree with extensive research experience. Team application must be submitted by a qualified applicant organization.
More information
Fellows apply in teams of three (two researchers and one community partner)

iPAGE

Science Museum of Minnesota
Geography Served
National
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
7 months
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
STEM institutions can apply as a team of up to 6 people
More information
Cohort of 4-6 teams, most expenses covered

Josie R. Johnson Leadership Academy

African American Leadership Forum
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Community building
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Black
People of color
Senior
Cohort size
10
Eligibility
Endorsement by a community leader

Jugaad Leadership Program

Jugaad Leadership
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
St. Cloud
Cost
Not specified
Duration
7 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Immigrant and refugee
Latino
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Cohort size
12-15

Leaders Circles

Propel Nonprofits
Geography Served
National
Cost
$500
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
Asian
Black
General audience
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Four different circles for directors/CEOs, managers, emerging leaders, and POCI leaders

Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD)

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Geography Served
National
Program location
Baltimore, MD
Cost
$500
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Mid-career
Cohort size
20
Eligibility
Doctoral degree with post-doc research experience in specific fields plus 4-8 years of career experience

Leaders Lab

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$1,995
Program focus
Economic development
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Eligibility
Private sector businesses
More information
Cost includes lodging and meals

Leaders Partnering to End Poverty

Blandin Foundation
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Grand Rapids, MN plus regional locations
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 week
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Community organizing
Poverty
Participant focus
Location-based
Rural
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Communities outside Twin Cities metro area
More information
Seven sessions, community events, community conversations

Leadership Academy

American Express
Geography Served
National
Program location
Phoenix, AZ
Cost
$995
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
30

Leadership Academy

LeadingAge Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
Not specified
Duration
7 months
Program focus
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Aging services professionals

Leadership Academy - SEL Implementation

Sourcewell
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Staples, MN
Cost
$400
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
School administrators in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties

Leadership Advancement Program

Great Lakes Leadership Academy - Michigan State University Extension
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations in Michigan
Cost
$5,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
18 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Environment
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
More information
Cost includes lodging but not transportation

Leadership Albert Lea

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Albert Lea, MN
Cost
$695
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Health
Rural
Safety
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Leadership and Digital Advocacy Training

SEARAC (Southeast Asia Resource Action Center)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
No cost
Duration
3 days
Program focus
Civic engagement
Education
Equity
Health
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Southeast Asian
More information
Lodging included, travel costs are reimbursed

Leadership and Mentoring Institute

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$2,299
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 days
Program focus
Education
People of color
Participant focus
Black
Educators
People of color
Senior
Eligibility
Master's or professional degree, five years of administrator experience
More information
Cost includes meals and accommodation

Leadership Austin: Emerging

Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Austin, MN
Cost
$1,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging

Leadership Austin: Essential

Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Austin, MN
Cost
$3,500
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Mid-career
Senior

Leadership Boot Camp

CenterLink
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
5 days
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Participant focus
LGBTQ
Mid-career
Eligibility
New executive directors and CEOs

Leadership Development

Food Systems Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
North Carolina, Ohio, California
Cost
$20,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Environment
Hunger and food systems
Participant focus
General audience
Senior
More information
Financial aid limited

Leadership Development Week

The Executive Leadership Council
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$4,250
Duration
5 days
Program focus
People of color
Workforce
Participant focus
Black
People of color
Mid-career
Cohort size
50

Leadership Elk River

Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Elk River, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Moorhead, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Community building
Economic development
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
40

Leadership for Equity in Action Pipeline (LEAP)

Educators for Excellence - Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
No cost
Program focus
Civic engagement
Education
Equity
Public policy
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
15-20
Eligibility
Twin Cities educators

LEADERSHIP Greater Waseca Academy

Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Waseca, MN
Cost
$795
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Health
Rural
Safety
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Leadership ICMA

ICMA (International City/County Management Association)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Charleston, SC
Cost
$1,795
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Local government professionals
More information
Cost does not include travel and lodging

Leadership in Ethnically Diverse Communities

Blandin Foundation
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
People of color
Rural
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
LGBTQ
Latino
People of color
Rural
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
34
More information
Participants pay own travel costs

Leadership in the Valley

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Stillwater, MN
Cost
$995 chamber members, $1,195 non members
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Live or work in St. Croix Valley area
More information
Cost includes meals and transportation

Leadership Institute

Greater Mankato Growth
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Mankato, MN
Cost
$1,975
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
45
More information
Cost includes meals

Leadership Institute (LAAMPP)

ClearWay Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Equity
Health
Native nations
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
LGBTQ
Latino
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25
Eligibility
Individuals working in tobacco control

Leadership Martin County

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Fairmont, MN
Cost
$650
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Health
Rural
Safety
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Leadership Minnesota

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$2,995
Duration
7 months
Program focus
Economic development
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Leadership Program

Bridging Brown County
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Cost
$400
Duration
9 days
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Placemaking
Rural
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
Live or work in Brown County
More information
Cost includes meals, materials, and transportation

Leadership Program

Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Cloquet, MN
Cost
$499
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Discount for members

Leadership Program

Connecting Nicollet County
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Nicollet County, MN
Cost
$475
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Economic development
Environment
Rural
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25
Eligibility
Live or work in Nicollet County

Leadership Program

Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Hibbing, MN
Cost
$475
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
36
More information
Cost includes meals, discount for members

Leadership Program for Emerging Latino Leaders

HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$2,950
Duration
8 weeks
Program focus
People of color
Workforce
Participant focus
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Eligibility
5+ years of work experience

Leadership Saint Paul

Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
$2,300 Chamber members, $2,750 non-members
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
55
Eligibility
Civic and business leaders
More information
Includes a community service project

Leadership Summit

CenterLink
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$79 - $99
Duration
5 days
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Participant focus
LGBTQ
Senior
Cohort size
350
Eligibility
Executive directors and board leaders

Leadership Tomorrow

Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
White Bear Lake, MN
Cost
$500
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
18-20
Eligibility
Live or work in greater White Bear Lake area
More information
Cost includes meals and transportation

Leadership Twin Cities

Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Cost
$2,395
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
50
Eligibility
Live and work in Minneapolis-Saint Paul community

Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Fellowship

SEARAC (Southeast Asia Resource Action Center)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Washington, D.C.
Cost
No cost
Duration
3 days
Program focus
Civic engagement
Equity
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Southeast Asian
More information
Lodging included, travel costs are reimbursed

Leading 4 Life

Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
11 months
Program focus
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Work for Care Providers of Minnesota member organization

Leading for Equity - Individuals

National Equity Project
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$1,200
Duration
6 weeks
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Leading for Equity - Teams

National Equity Project
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$1,200
Duration
6 weeks
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Enroll a team of 2-8 people

Leading from the Inside Out

Rockwood Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Cost
$900 - $6,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Invitation only, sliding scale costs

Leading Sibley Together

Sibley County
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$375
Financial aid is available
Duration
8 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Equity
Public policy
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
Live or work in Sibley County
More information
Cost includes meals; scholarships of $100 are available

LEAP Advance

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$1,750
Duration
4 days
Program focus
Education
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Educators
People of color
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Asian or Pacific Islander

LEAP Exceed

LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$6,000
Duration
1 month
Program focus
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
People of color
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Asian or Pacific Islander
More information
Cost includes travel, lodging, and airfare

LEAP Impact

LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics)
Geography Served
National
Program location
California, New York, Online
Cost
$500 - $1,000
Duration
6 months
Program focus
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Asian or Pacific Islander
More information
Cost includes travel, lodging, and airfare

Legal Fellowship

Greenlining
Geography Served
National
Program location
Oakland, CA
Cost
No cost
Duration
11 months
Program focus
Environment
Equity
Legislative affairs
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Cohort size
6
Eligibility
Willing to relocate to Bay Area for duration of fellowship
More information
Fellowship includes benefits such as health insurance

LGBTQ Executive Leaders Forum

Goizueta Business School - Emory University
Geography Served
National
Program location
Atlanta, GA
Cost
$6,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
4 days
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
LGBTQ
Mid-career

Lifework Leadership

Lifework
Geography Served
National
Program location
Florida, Washington, D.C.
Cost
$5,300
Duration
3-9 months
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
Faith-based
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
30-70

LINC Redwood County

Redwood County
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Redwood Falls, MN
Cost
$450
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
20-24
Eligibility
Live, work, worship, or have a child attending school in Redwood County
More information
Cost includes site visits and lunches

LinkingLeaders Partnership

Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Community building
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Event-based

Luoma Leadership Academy

Minnesota State
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Chaska, MN
Cost
$4,250
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Education
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
54
Eligibility
Faculty, administrators, and staff of the Minnesota State system
More information
Cost includes meals and lodging during two week-long residential workshops

Making Our Voices Effective for Equity (MOVEE)

Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
3 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Community organizing
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
20
Eligibility
Asian Minnesotan social justice movement leaders

MARL Program

Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL)
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$6,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Economic development
Hunger and food systems
Rural
Participant focus
Rural
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
30
More information
Includes national and international travel

Marshall Leadership Academy

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Marshall, MN
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Maven Leadership Cohort

Maven Leadership Collective
Geography Served
National
Program location
Florida
Cost
Not specified
Duration
6 months
Program focus
People of color
Workforce
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
LGBTQ
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

McLeod for Tomorrow

McLeod County
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
McLeod County, MN
Cost
$475
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Economic development
Rural
Workforce
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
Live or work in McLeod County
More information
Businesses can sponsor attendees

Meeker in Motion

The Chamber Serving the Meeker County Area
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Meeker County, MN
Cost
$450
Financial aid is available
Duration
8 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Cohort size
24
More information
Cost includes meals

Mid-career Managers Institute

ICMA (International City/County Management Association)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Williamsburg, VA
Cost
$1,795
Duration
18 months
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
More information
Cost does not include travel and lodging

Minnesota Education Policy Fellowship Program (MN EPFP)

Center for Policy Design
Geography Served
Minnesota
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
$1,800.00
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Education
Public policy
Participant focus
Educators
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
One metro cohort and one rural cohort. Cost includes a policy experience in Washington, D.C. (travel costs separate)

Minnesota Indigenous Leadership Network

University of Minnesota Extension
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Native nations
Participant focus
Indigenous
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Minnesota Latina Leadership Academy

HACER (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research)
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Latino
People of color
Women
Emerging
Cohort size
20

Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (MNLEND)

University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration (ICI)
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Education
Equity
Families and children
Health
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Immigrant and refugee
Indigenous
Latino
LGBTQ
People of color
People with disabilities
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Cohort size
26-30
More information
Includes a stipend

Minnesota Principals Academy

Department of Organizational Leadership
Policy
and Development; College of Education + Human Development - University of Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Marshall, MN
Austin, MN
Twin Cities, MN
Cost
$3,500
Program focus
People of color
Women
Participant focus
Educators
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
35
Eligibility
Principals and school leaders
More information
One Twin Cities cohort, one regional cohort

Minnesota Young Adult Latino Leadership Academy

HACER (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research)
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Eligibility
College student

Minnesota Young American Leaders Program

Itasca Project
Center for Integrative Leadership - University of Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
3 days
Program focus
Community building
Economic development
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging

Mujeres de HACE

HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$2,950
Duration
7 weeks
Program focus
People of color
Women
Workforce
Participant focus
Latino
People of color
Women
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
5+ years of work experience, manager level or above

Multi-Religious Fellows Program

Collegeville Institute
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Collegeville, MN
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
22 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Faith-based
Mid-career
Cohort size
10
Eligibility
Ministers with 5-15 years of experience
More information
Eight retreats

Multicultural Leadership Academy

Latino Policy Forum
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Community organizing
Public policy
Participant focus
Black
Latino
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25

Multicultural Leadership Program

Multicultural Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Illinois
Cost
Not specified
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Cohort size
24-26

NALAC Leadership Institute

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$1,225
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 week
Program focus
Arts and humanities
People of color
Participant focus
Latino
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
10-15
Eligibility
Arts professionals, artists, or arts administrators
More information
Requires NALAC membership

National Conservation Leadership Institute

National Conservation Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
West Virginia
Cost
$4,500 - $9,500
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Environment
Native nations
Participant focus
General audience
Indigenous
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Natural resources related organizations
More information
Reduced cost for tribal participants

National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Development Institute

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Geography Served
Minnesota
National
Program location
Moorhead, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
5 days
Program focus
Community building
Legislative affairs
Public policy
Participant focus
Underrepresented communities
Women
Emerging
Eligibility
College student

National Fellowship

Environmental Leadership Program
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$2,200
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Environment
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career

National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

Center for Health Leadership and Practice
Geography Served
National
Program location
Oakland, CA
Online
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Health
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Teams of four individuals

National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH)

Center for Health Leadership and Practice
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Equity
Health
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Apply as teams of four from existing coalitions

Native Nation Rebuilders

Native Governance Center
Geography Served
Minnesota
Native Nations
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Native nations
Rural
Participant focus
Indigenous
Rural
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
20-25
Eligibility
Enrolled members of Native Nations that share territory with Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, at least 25 years old

Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs - University of Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
3 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Community organizing
Equity
People of color
Placemaking
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
Location-based
People of color
Underrepresented populations
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Neighborhood and resident leaders
More information
Grants available for place-based organizations

NetKAL Fellowship Program

Network of Korean American Leaders (NetKAL)
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Duration
6 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
People of color
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24-28
Eligibility
Korean Americans

Network New Ulm (NNU)

New Ulm Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
New Ulm, MN
Cost
$450
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Health
Rural
Safety
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

NEXT St. Cloud

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
St. Cloud, MN
Cost
$195
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
More information
Cost includes meals

NLC Institute

New Leaders Council Twin Cities
Geography Served
Twin Cities
National
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Cohort size
20-22

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Academy

SISGI Group
Geography Served
National
Program location
Chicago, IL
Cost
$479
Duration
2 days
Program focus
Education
Environment
Equity
Health
Poverty
Women
Participant focus
Women
Senior
Eligibility
B.A. or 10+ years leadership experience
More information
Partner organizations pay less; payment plans available

North Central National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) program

University of Missouri Extension
Geography Served
National
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Education
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
University Extension leaders

North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship

Nexus Community Partners
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
No cost
Duration
5 months
Program focus
Community building
Economic development
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Black
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Includes $500 stipend

Owatonna Community Leadership Academy

Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Owatonna, MN
Cost
$775
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Health
Rural
Safety
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Oyate Leadership Network

Tiwahe Foundation
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
No cost
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Native nations
Participant focus
Indigenous
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Tribally enrolled urban American Indian or descendant

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Science Museum of Minnesota
Geography Served
National
Program location
Saint Paul, MN
Cost
$2,450
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
24
Eligibility
Schools and school districts can apply as a team of up to 6 people
More information
Cost is $1,450 for Minnesota-based teams; mileage and hotel provided for non-metro Minnesota teams

Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB )
Geography Served
National
Program location
San Antonio, TX
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Community building
Community organizing
Economic development
Equity
Public policy
Participant focus
Latino
People of color
Mid-career
Cohort size
16-20
More information
Travel and lodging costs vary

Poder Fellows

Unidos MN - Navigate MN
Geography Served
Minnesota
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Community organizing
Equity
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Immigrants
Indigenous
LGBTQ
Latino
People of color
Rural
Underrepresented communities
Women
Emerging
Eligibility
Age 18-25
More information
$1,000 stipend

Policy Fellows

Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
$9,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Cohort size
35
Eligibility
Must live and work in Minnesota
More information
Lodging assistance available for participants who come from outside the Twin Cities area

Policy Fellowship

Greenlining
Geography Served
National
Program location
Oakland, CA
Cost
No cost
Duration
11 months
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Cohort size
6
Eligibility
Willing to relocate to Bay Area for duration of fellowship
More information
Fellowship includes benefits such as health insurance

Political Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT)

Women Winning
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Twin Cities, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
3 months
Program focus
Health
Public policy
Women
Participant focus
Women
Emerging
Eligibility
Pro-choice
More information
Offers financial and transportation stipends

Prouty L3

Sugar Lake Lodge Leadership Program
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Grand Rapids, MN plus regional locations
Cost
$12,500
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Economic development
Education
Environment
Equity
Health
Legislative affairs
Native nations
Placemaking
Public policy
Rural
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Public Allies Leadership Program

Pillsbury United Communities
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
10 months
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Cohort size
25
More information
Participants receive $1,500 monthly stipend through AmeriCorp

Racial Equity Leadership Institute

Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Roseville, MN
Cost
$2,500 for team of 8
Financial aid is available
Duration
1 day
Program focus
Education
Equity
Participant focus
Educators
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Each participating school district brings a team of up to eight individuals

RAY Diversity Fellowship

Environmental Leadership Program
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
2 years
Program focus
Environment
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
More information
Includes $1,000 stipend

Red River Valley (RRV) Emerging Leadership Program

University of Minnesota Extension
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Rural
Participant focus
Location-based
Rural
Emerging
Eligibility
Northwest and West Central Minnesota

Renewing Leadership

Leaderwise
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$750
Duration
1 month
Program focus
Community building
Health
Participant focus
Faith-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Cost may be paid in installments

Reservation Community Leadership Program

Blandin Foundation
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Grand Rapids, MN plus regional locations
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 week
Program focus
Community building
Native nations
People of color
Rural
Participant focus
Indigenous
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
36
Eligibility
Enrolled member in one of 11 Native Nations sharing geography with Minnesota
More information
Five-day retreat and two-day workshop

Rural Minnesota Fellows Program

Collegeville Institute
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Collegeville, MN
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
22 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Rural
Participant focus
Faith-based
Mid-career
Cohort size
12
Eligibility
Ministers with 5-15 years of experience
More information
Eight retreats

SEA Change Lab

Southeast Asian Diaspora (SEAD) Project
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Arts and humanities
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Emerging
Eligibility
Heritage roots in Southeast Asia

Spring Seminar

Midwest Leadership Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Naperville, IL
Cost
$2,299
Duration
5 days
Program focus
Legislative affairs
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Local government professionals
More information
Discount for multiple attendees from one organization

St. Cloud Area Leadership

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
St. Cloud, MN
Cost
$900
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Economic development
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25-30
More information
Discount for members

STAR Training

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
5 days
Program focus
Equity
Health
Participant focus
General audience
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Summer Associate Program

Greenlining
Geography Served
National
Program location
Oakland, CA
Cost
No cost
Duration
10 weeks
Program focus
Equity
People of color
Public policy
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Cohort size
6
Eligibility
Willing to relocate to Bay Area for duration of fellowship
More information
Includes $5,500 stipend

The Shape of Leadership

Leaderwise
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Community building
Health
Participant focus
Faith-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Ministers
More information
Four retreats

Training and Leadership Development

Voices for Racial Justice
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Various locations
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Community building
Equity
Participant focus
Asian
Black
General audience
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Organization works with other organizations

Transform - Certificate of Executive Nonprofit Leadership

Center for Social Leadership
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Online
Cost
Not specified
Duration
4 days
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Senior
Eligibility
Nonprofit directors and executives
More information
Offers certificates, workshops, and retreats

Transformative Equitable Development for Healthy Communities Series

The Alliance
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Minneapolis. MN
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Economic development
Environment
Equity
People of color
Participant focus
Asian
Black
General audience
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Membership coalition

True North

1440 Multiversity
Geography Served
National
Cost
$4,000
Financial aid is available
Duration
6 days
Program focus
Workforce
Participant focus
General audience
Mid-career
Senior
More information
Accommodation not included in cost

Twin Cities Fellows Program

Collegeville Institute
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Collegeville, MN
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
22 months
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Health
Poverty
Participant focus
Faith-based
Mid-career
Cohort size
12
Eligibility
Ministers with 5-15 years of experience
More information
Eight retreats

Urban Leaders Fellowship

Urban Leaders Fellowship
Geography Served
National
Program location
Various locations
Cost
No cost
Financial aid is available
Duration
7 weeks
Program focus
Community building
Legislative affairs
Public policy
Participant focus
General audience
Emerging
Mid-career
More information
Takes place in summer. Base stipend of $2,500.

Urban Scholars

City of Minneapolis
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Program focus
Civic engagement
Community building
Equity
People of color
Public policy
Workforce
Participant focus
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Cohort size
20
Eligibility
College students or recent graduates in good academic standing
More information
Requires full-time participation for 12 weeks. Includes a paid internship

Victory Empowerment Fellowship

Victory Institute
Geography Served
National
Program location
Columbus, OH
Washington, D.C.
Cost
No cost
Duration
1 year
Program focus
Legislative affairs
Public policy
Participant focus
LGBTQ
Emerging

Virtual Cohort

She Should Run
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
Not specified
Financial aid is available
Duration
7 weeks
Program focus
Equity
Health
People of color
Public policy
Women
Participant focus
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
More information
$65 non-refundable registration fee

Vision 2040 Leadership

University of Minnesota Extension
Geography Served
Greater Minnesota
Program location
Willmar, MN
Various locations
Cost
$800
Financial aid is available
Duration
8 months
Program focus
Community building
Community organizing
Participant focus
Location-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Live in Willmar Lakes area communities

We Will Not Be Muted Training Series

re:power
Geography Served
National
Program location
Online
Cost
$200 - $600
Duration
1 month
Program focus
Community building
People of color
Public policy
Women
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Immigrant and refugee
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
More information
Sliding scale for cost

WFMN Innovators

Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Community building
Women
Participant focus
Asian
Black
Indigenous
Latino
People of color
Women
Emerging
Eligibility
Age 16-24
More information
Participants receive a grant

Women in Leadership Retreat Program

Women's Leadership Community
Geography Served
Minnesota
Program location
Grand Marais, MN
Cost
$3,800 - $4,200
Financial aid is available
Program focus
Women
Participant focus
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD)

Mobility International USA
Geography Served
National
Program location
Eugene, OR
Cost
Not specified
Program focus
Safety
Women
Participant focus
People with disabilities
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior

Women's Leadership Experience

Center for Creative Leadership
Geography Served
National
Program location
Greensborough, NC
San Diego, CA
Cost
$8,900
Duration
3 months
Program focus
Women
Participant focus
Women
Senior
Cohort size
24

Women's Leadership Institute

The Women's Center - University of Minnesota
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Minneapolis, MN
Cost
$250
Financial aid is available
Duration
9 months
Program focus
Education
Participant focus
Women
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Cohort size
25
Eligibility
University of Minnesota staff and faculty, requires a letter of recommendation

Yesod

Minneapolis Jewish Foundation
Geography Served
Twin Cities
Program location
Minnetonka, MN
Cost
Not specified
Duration
3 months
Program focus
Community building
Participant focus
Faith-based
Emerging
Mid-career
Senior
Eligibility
Jewish

Zero to Three Fellowship

ZERO TO THREE
Geography Served
National
Duration
18 months
Program focus
Education
Participant focus
General audience
Underrepresented communities
Emerging
Mid-career
Eligibility
Early childhood leaders
More information
All expenses are paid except for international airfare
Leadership Program Directory

Frequently asked questions

With support from the Bush Foundation, this directory provides a list of leadership development programs for Minnesota residents—particularly residents who are from communities that are underrepresented in leadership positions—who are interested in developing or supporting the development of individual, organizational, or community leadership abilities.

  1. They are available for all Minnesota residents and/or centered on:

    • Indigenous communities and communities of color, women, immigrant and refugee communities, veterans, people with a disability, and rural residents
    • A specific focus, including poverty, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership in ethnically diverse communities, health care (e.g., mental and physical health; drug abuse), immigration, civility
    • Specific sectors, including education, public/private education, non-profit, elected officials
    • Emerging, mid-career, and senior professionals
  2. They are focused on long-term transformation

    They may contain some skills-based training or technical skills specific to a profession (e.g., fundraising, policymaking, budgeting), but are primarily focused on longer-term transformation to engage in leader roles or processes and not focused on professional development.

  3. They meet over an extended period

    The program is conducted over a period of weeks or months (ideally months), and focus on a process of evolution, transformation, or development

  4. They build capacity

    They focus on individual, organizational, or community leadership development, and build capacity of people to work more effectively as individuals, in their professions, or in their communities.

  5. They incorporate both content and connection

    These programs provide knowledge and skills, as well as the chance for connection with others, building a network, and learning from others.

  6. They involve a group of people working together

    Ideally, the group work and reflect together to build leadership capacity (e.g., cohort model, mentoring, working individually but reflecting on individual projects with a group), and are a diverse group (e.g., race/ethnicity, sector, gender).

  7. They provide training to those who have not had a voice in leadership

    They are intentional about tapping into the voices that do not have resources for leadership development programs.

  8. They tap into ways that leadership development looks different across identities and different places

    For example, leadership development may occur when not aligned with professional responsibilities. In addition, all programs included in the directory align with the following definition of leadership:

    • Leadership is a collective process of people working together towards building capacity to engage in effective leadership roles and processes by developing social capital through networked relationships that enhance cooperation and resource exchange.
    • Leadership is a process that does not require formal, positional authority or title, and that leadership can exist anywhere within a community or within any position in an organization.
    • Leadership can be defined differently depending on cultural lens, situation, or context.

What leadership development programs are not included in the directory?

  1. Programs that promote discrimination of any kind based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information are not included. It is our intention to include programs that have values consistent with diverse and inclusive leadership goals.
  2. In general programs with the following characteristics are excluded from this directory:
    • Professional development and workforce development programs that provide technical skills specific to a profession
    • Internal leadership development programs specific to employees of organizations
    • Higher education alumni programming
    • Programs that provide credit via a professional association

Minnesota Compass and the Bush Foundation do not endorse the leadership development programs included in this directory. The goal of the directory is to provide a resource for individuals seeking to learn more about leadership development programs.

The language used to describe the ‘Leadership stage’ filter—emerging leader, mid-career, and senior—are reflective of the language primarily used by leadership development programs. We understand that this language may not be in alignment with the various ways in which leadership and leaders look across different identities, cultures, and places.

The language used to describe the race and ethnicity within the ‘Participant focus’ filter is reflective of the language primarily used by leadership development programs to describe their participant focus. We understand that this language may not be in alignment with the unique and diverse cultural communities that exist within these racial and ethnic categories or the ways in which language is currently evolving to describe race and ethnicity.

If you would like to add a leadership development program to this directory, please complete this form

Thank you to the Bush Foundation for their support of this directory and to all members of the advisory committee that guided its development:

Ernest Comer 

Laura Connelly   

Jayme Davis 

Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby

Joyce Hoelting

Amanda Koonjbeharry

Damon Shoholm

Shirley Sneve

Terri Thao

Pahoua Yang Hoffman

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