Since 1985 when the Emerging Leadership Program was first established, we now have 928 alumni from nineteen counties in northwestern and west central Minnesota! The history of this program is really about the people, their participation in the educational sessions, and the leadership they provide in their communities, for local and regional organizations, the state and nationally. We are proud of the contributions alumni make in many ways.
We maintain the current information (addresses, phone numbers, etc.) on alumni of the program, including records for the "county kings" from 1961-1984. We also have many memories, photos and files of alumni in our collection. As time allows we continue to add to that collection and find ways to share that information with others.
Here are a few ways we connect to alumni:
Alumni Newsletters. Newsletters are sent out occasionally to share information about the program. Here are a few of those newsletters from our archive.
Annual Recognition Banquet. This banquet is held annually to recognize and congratulate the most recent graduates of the program. It is a great time for alumni to gather and a time we look forward to re-connecting with others. Registration information about the March 23, 2013 banquet is available. More info (PDF).
Facebook. We have established a Facebook page for all alumni of the program to connect. To get to the page, send a request to join the group, to be added to the group. We also have private Facebook pages for ELP classes beginning with the Class of 2010 and would be willing to set them up for other classes if there is interest.
Watch for more opportunities to connect to alumni of the Emerging Leadership Program.