Staples, Minn.,
07:00 AM

Local Leaders Take Advantage of 2016 R5 Summit

One-day conference emphasizes organizational trust, leadership, and relationship management

STAPLES, Minn. (7 October 2016) - National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) hosted more than 50 regional education and government leaders for the fourth annual R5 Summit on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

School and community leaders from across the area listened to keynote speaker, David Horsager, share tactics for building trust within organizations and emphasizing the key role trust plays in building relationships with staff and constituents. Breakout sessions on cooperative purchasing, leasing, and presenting to an audience rounded out the educational oppor-tunities for the day.

“We know the more opportunities we provide for professional growth for local leaders, the more capable our region be-comes,” says NJPA Director of Regional Programs Paul Drange. “When we invest time and resources in local community leaders and give them new tools for addressing their daily work and managing relationships, we all benefit.”

The goal of the mini, one-day conference is to serve Region 5 communities by providing professional development and educational opportunities.

About NJPA

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 over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.