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Why choose ETD?

We are a passionate group of people committed to helping state employees build skills, cultivate careers and develop as leaders. ETD works with state agencies to identify and align development needs at the agency, team, and individual level.

Our staff and consultants bring extensive expertise to the business of learning and development. Our master contracts with higher education, private vendors and individual consultants allows us to offer a vast array of courses covering retirement, core development, leadership development, and professional opportunities for state employees.

ETD will work with you to create cost-effective solutions and opportunities to elevate personal, team and agency goals and objectives. Enroll in one of our courses, programs, or workshops today and let us help you learn, grow and lead.


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Get more information and find directions to the new ETD training center, including rental options.

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Customized Services

Explore our Customized Services to find the right solution for individuals, teams or agency needs.

Courses, programs, and workshops

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Retirement Seminars

ETD offers a Pre-Planning for Retirement Seminar and a State Retirement Seminar for all Minnesota state employees. Planning for your retirement includes many factors and we can provide the tools for you to create a successful retirement.

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Core Development

Increase your effectiveness as a supervisor or manager with ETD’s Core Development programs. Our programs will help build skills to elevate your leadership and support team growth in order to increase workplace performance and accomplish individual and team goals.

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Leadership Development

ETD's leadership development workshops, programs and customized coaching services are designed to meet state employees at every stage in their career: aspiring, emerging, senior and executive leadership. Our unique workshops and programs help participants advance skills to increase effectiveness in leading themselves, others and organizations.

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Skills Development

Learn new skills and elevate your career by taking an open enrollment course from ETD. These courses are available to all Minnesota state employees and cover a wide variety of topics including communication, teamwork, personal development, project management and customer service.

You can find courses and programs that ETD has offered in the past and present by date, keyword, topic, competency or skill using our Course Finder.
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