State Sen. Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) was one of 50 selected to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program, sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Held every year on the campus of the University of Virginia for a select group of state legislators, the program is designed to inspire and educate the country’s freshman elected officials. The four-day program took place July 10-13.
“I am incredibly excited to learn and gain the skills to become the best senator that I can be,” said Cwodzinski before attending. “It is an honor to be selected, and I will soak up as much knowledge as I possibly can during these next four days.”
Discussions examined qualities and characteristics of leadership like ethics, the arts of compromise and coalition building and the philosophical under-pinnings of representative democracy.