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Episode 03: The leadership gap

Solving the leadership shortage

Ben Winchester

Many Minnesota communities are experiencing a leadership shortage, but not because community members are unwilling to serve. There are simply more groups in need of leadership than available leaders.

Ben Winchester, senior research fellow for University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality, joins us for another episode to discuss what he refers to as the "leadership gap," and why it's happening. He also suggests ways communities can better engage newcomers to help fill leadership roles.


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Episode host(s)

  • Christy Kallevig, Extension educator
    University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality


  • Ben Winchester, senior research fellow
    University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality


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