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Customized education

Education makes a difference, and it can help you achieve your goals. We contract with communities, non-profits, professional associations and many other types of organizations to create training that applies Extension's research-based education to your sponsoring organization's needs.

Community economics

Coaching and training for local business retention

Is your community ready to launch a business retention initiative in Minnesota? Extension offers training, facilitation and expert advice to community leaders to help you move through the process.

Customer service training

Is the frontline staff in your community maximizing its customer service skills? Our At Your Service workshop builds the skills and knowledge needed by customer service staff to provide a quality experience while recognizing the significant role culture plays in the service encounter.

Financial education

Financial mentors for communities

Learn about this partnership with Minnesota Council of Economic Education in which Extension educators mentor community agencies.

Your Money, Your Goals

This toolkit equips frontline staff with tools and skills to empower clients in understanding their own financial situations and connects them to resources available in their community.

Health education

Health care directive workshop

Arrange for us to come and teach on this important topic. Excellent resource for employee groups, community organizations, and more.

Smart Choice Health Insurance™ Basics workshop

Help families make the best use of their health insurance plan and better plan for future health insurance costs.

Smart Use Health Insurance™ workshop

Help families make the best use of their health insurance plan and better plan for future health insurance costs.

Leadership and civic engagement

Leadership education offerings

Extension's leadership programs focus on what you need to lead in your community. Our cohort approach to leadership education helps you learn and grow new knowledge and skills to bring people together and solve problems.

Community leadership programs

How Extension works with sponsors of leadership and civic engagement programs.

Leadership approach and models

Our approach to leadership and civic engagement is grounded in research. But we always keep the real needs of communities in mind.

Community leadership and engagement outcomes

Learn how Extension evaluates the effectiveness of its leadership and civic engagement programs. Find results on existing programs.

Nutrition education

Classroom energizers

Use these classroom-based activities that integrate physical activity (PA) with academic concepts.

Cooking Matters course

Educational program that teaches adults how to shop for healthy foods and prepare delicious, nutritious meals on a limited budget.

Energizers for nutrition education

Short group activity ideas for educators to get participants of all ages moving in a class, conference, or business meeting environment.

Great Trays for food service professionals

Learn about Great Trays, providing training for school nutrition leaders.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Find all of the educational offerings that SNAP-Ed team members deliver throughout the state.

Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities

Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities is a web-based, professional development program. It promotes the integration of policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions with educational strategies.

Workshops for school foodservice professionals

Bring one of these workshops on increasing participation in school breakfast, creating Smarter Lunchrooms, serving fruits and vegetables, and lowering sodium to your school district.

Transferring property

Intergenerational land transfer workshop

This two part workshop gives families tools to start the land transfer process. Excellent resource for any woodland owner.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ workshop

Offer this workshop to your group to provide the basics on transferring non-titled property.

Youth development programs

Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters

Explore cultural identities and examine how they affect interactions with youth. Culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people.

Dilemmas in Youth Work

Dig into the sticky challenges and issues of youth work and examine various ways to respond to real-life problems in their program.

Leadership Matters

Explores youth work management, leadership and provides internal professional development strategies targeted to youth work practice.

Social and Emotional Learning

This training suite will help you design programs to support SEL, recognize and respond to unexpected opportunities to learn and practice SEL skills, and apply resources and activities from our SEL toolkit.

Youth Engagement Matters

Based on the Rings of Engagement, which shows the range of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships. It teaches four ways to engage youth.

Youth Work Matters

Learn skills to help you work with young people. The content comes from a combination of real youth work experience and research.

WeConnect

WeConnect is both a program model and a curriculum that helps young people see that they are participants in a global society. It prepares them to thrive in culturally-diverse settings. Developed for middle school-aged youth, but can be adapted for other age groups.

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