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March into opportunity

All events held at Sourcewell (unless noted otherwise).


March 3, 2020
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Brainerd Lakes Area Lunch and Learn: Planned and Legacy GivingFor nonprofits: Bring your own lunch to learn, network, and share ideas with colleagues at this free professional development event. Held at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
March 4, 2020
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Webinar: Mental Health - Early Warning Signs and Suicide PreventionFor K-12 educators: Learn ways to recognize and respond to mental illness symptoms and suicidal behaviors in children. Register by Feb. 26.
March 5, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Community Resilience Roundtable: 2020 Trends in MinnesotaFor all organizations: Join the discussion on aging, agricultural economy volatility, workforce, housing, and other issues impacting out-state Minnesota. Onsite and livestream options. Register by Feb. 27.
March 14, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cultural Competency WorkshopFor K-12 educators: Acknowledge and deepen your personal awareness of culture in the classroom as we discover inclusive practices to positively impact student achievement. Register by March 6.
March 24, 2020
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Creating a DifferenceFor everyone: This Todd County coalition includes youth, parents, and community leaders all working together to address issues relating to the prevention of underage use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. For additional information, contact
March 25, 2020
1:30 p.m.
2020 Regional
Spelling Bee
Open to public: Share in the excitement as more than 30 students from the area compete for the title of regional spelling champion. The winner moves on to national competition in Washington D.C., this May.
March 26, 2020
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Professional Learning Community Series - Spring SessionFor K-12 educators: Take your learning to the next level. This series will build upon the collaborative culture developed during the 2018-19 series with a focus on learning and results. Register by March 19.
Ongoing, online trainingCybersecurity for EducatorsFor educators: Provided by Sourcewell Technology, this online and on-demand course helps educators understand what they need to know to help students navigate the online world responsibly and safely.
Ongoing, online trainingCybersecurity for ParentsFor parents: Provided by Sourcewell Technology, this online and on-demand course provides parents/guardians with basic information needed to limit your family's risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or other cybercrimes.
Ongoing, online trainingIntroduction to Google Drive for Administrative AssistantsFor administrative assistants: Provided by Sourcewell Technology, this online, on-demand course provides introductory lessons for Google Drive including Google Documents, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms.


About Sourcewell

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with more than 400 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.