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Leaders Lab

Leaders Lab 2020

Leaders Lab is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage Minnesota’s developing business leaders (approximately late 20s to 30s). It will enhance your personal and professional growth, connect you with business leaders statewide, and provide understanding into what drives Minnesota’s economy and how policy affects the success of business in our state. The program consists of four sessions two-day sessions. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the first session of Leaders Lab has been rescheduled. Please see updated dates for all four sessions below.

Cate DeBates

Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group


"The Minnesota Chamber Leaders Lab program was enlightening. Having the privilege of going on behind-the-scenes tours of some of our state's most robust business operations was fascinating! Learning about policies impacting business infrastructure helped weave a web connecting all of our industries. The pride I have for our state has grown insurmountably since participating in the Leaders Lab program." - Cate DeBates, Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group, 2019 Leaders Lab participant and 2020 chair of Leaders Lab."

2020 Sessions

July 29-30 – Orientation and Sustainability, South Metro

DATE CHANGE: August 24-25 - Construction and Policy, Twin Cities

September 17-18 – Food Production and Agriculture, Southern Minnesota

DATE CHANGE: October 21-22 – Natural Resources and Manufacturing, Northern Minnesota

Tuition is $1,995 and includes all overnight accommodations, meals and program materials. For questions, contact Allie Hancock at 651.292.4651 or

Program Sponsors

Celeste  Christensen  Coldwell  GardnerIrish Titant  Mystic Lake  Sugar Lake  Werner Electric  WSB