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The Growing Small Towns Show

Dec 14, 2020

As a Civic Engagement and Leadership Specialist with NDSU Extension, today’s guest, Jodi Bruns, knows small towns. She shares her perspective about how to help small communities embrace change, adopt best practices to encourage leadership development, and change the narrative about who we are.  

About Jodi

Jodi Bruns is a Leadership and Civic Engagement Specialist with NDSU Extension. She develops resources for local Extension agents to utilize when working with communities and organizations. Jodi is a certified mediator, facilitator for numerous processes such as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Real Colors, etc. She trains organizations in best practices, leads groups in strategic planning steps, and is a passionate cheerleader for rural initiatives. Jodi earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Dakota State University.
In this episode, we cover:
  • How to get people involved in your community
  • The roles generations play in community engagement
  • Why rural communities are well-positioned to offer remote worker initiatives
  • The importance of making small bets and celebrating small wins

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