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Upcoming Courses

Ready to learn something new or strengthen your skills to help you in your career? Check out our upcoming courses and plan to enroll.

Skills Development

Become a stand out contributor by developing current professional skills and building new ones this summer. ETD is offering courses in communicating strategically, project management, effective presentations, team building for remote teams, and using emotional intelligence at work.




  • Navigating Change
    Enrollment Deadline: TBA | Course Date: TBA | Cost:  $150 (1/2 day)

Retirement Seminars

Prepare yourself for retirement, whether that time is rapidly approaching or five years down the road with two of our most popular courses. ETD offers two (2) seminars that cover important topics like life planning, continuing insurance after retirement, financial matters, and MSRS pension. Both the July retirement seminars are being held out of the metro area at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, MN so more out of state employees have an opportunity to attend these helpful courses.


  • State Retirement Seminar *This course is being held in Alexandria, MN
    Enrollment Deadline:
    Jul. 9,  2018 | Course Dates: Jul. 17-18, 2018 Cost: $145 (2 Days)

  • Pre-Planning for State Retirement *This course is being held in Alexandria, MN
    Enrollment Deadline:
    Jul. 9,  2018 | Course Dates: Jul. 17-18, 2018 Cost: $140 (1 1/2 Days)


  • State Retirement Seminar 
    Enrollment Deadline: Jul. 31, 2018 | Course Dates: Aug. 8-9, 2018 Cost: $145 (1 1/2 Days)


Core Development

Increase your effectiveness as a supervisor or manager by learning more about your role and the state specific policies and practices that impact it. Develop related leadership skill sets through exploring topics such as increasing employee engagement, performance management, onboarding, and leading change. Expand awareness of your own personal communication and leadership styles.




Leadership Development

Cultivate your leadership to provide improved communication throughout your team. Increase team efficiency through action planning, self-assessment, redirecting and reinforcing feedback. You can also develop your leadership skills by enrolling or applying for our leadership development programs.




Visit our Customized Services page under Customized Leadership Development to learn more about the Zenger Folkman 360 Leadership Assessment. Contact ETD by phone (651-259-3646) or email to schedule your assessment today.

Browse all upcoming ETD courses, programs, announcements and events available to government employees on our Calendar & Announcements page. Courses can also be found using the online Course Finder . Search for ETD courses by competency, skill topic, keyword, audience, delivery method and date.
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