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.
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
In this episode, we cover:
to get people involved in your community
roles generations play in community engagement
rural communities are well-positioned to offer remote worker
importance of making small bets and celebrating small
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About the Podcast
The future of small towns doesn’t depend on us finding more people; we need to better engage the ones who are already there.
Each week, join Rebecca Undem, small-town champion and rural entrepreneur, as she chats with people who are doing their part to grow their community. You’ll hear ideas and learn ways to better support your business community, create a sense of belonging for all, and foster a rich arts and culture scene in your small town.
If you live in a small town, care deeply about your community, and share the belief that “if you’re not growing, you’re dying”, this is the podcast for you.