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Change Networks

About Change Networks

There are a lot of people across the region working to make their communities better for everyone. They know that sometimes to make things better you’ve got to change the way you get things done.

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people in North Dakota and South Dakota who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. They are designed for people who have the desire and potential to make positive changes where they work.

As our region becomes more diverse, people who want to make their communities better for everyone need to be able to work with folks from all walks of life. That is why our Change Networks offerings are focused on providing a unique opportunity to learn how to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Through our partners, we offer cohort-style programs that equip participants to lead change in a more equitable and inclusive manner. Participants not only learn new skills, but also gain new allies who will support them in their work during the program and beyond.

The 2020 Change Networks cohorts run from Fall 2020 to Summer 2021. 

North Dakota Change Networks Cohort 1

Change Networks North Dakota cohort 1, photo by Charles Kennedye.

Change Networks North Dakota

Led by a multi-sector team assembled by National Arts Strategies. 

Meet the 2020 North Dakota cohort

Change Networks South Dakota cohort 1

Change Networks South Dakota cohort 1, photo by Charles Kennedye.

Change Networks South Dakota

Led by a multi-sector team assembled by National Arts Strategies.

Meet the 2020 South Dakota cohort

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Change Networks are produced in partnership with National Arts Strategies.