Want a Training? Co-Sponsorship Model Offers More Options

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State Support has a strong history of planning and hosting our own statewide training events in collaboration with partners in the access to justice community. In the past year, we've expanded that foundational work with an exciting, additional form of collaboration: our new co-sponsorship model.

One of State Support’s strengths is leveraging technology across Minnesota, and we prioritize collaboration requests that extend a training’s reach across the state's civil legal services and pro bono communities. With our new co-sponsorship model, State Support hopes to collaborate with programs that may already be planning an event, and thereby expand its impact to reach other legal services programs. The topic you’ve identified as important to your program staff is likely something of interest to the broader community, and by working together we can utilize our expertise to help bring the training to a statewide audience.

State Support is still available for collaboration following our “traditional model,” in which you contact State Support with a training suggestion, you help us refine the topic and brainstorm speakers, and then we take it from there. Whether following our traditional model or our new co-sponsorship model, State Support’s success in offering the most meaningful and relevant trainings depends on hearing from the community about training topics you are interested in and trainers you would recommend. As always, State Support's training offerings focus on civil legal topics and skills development targeted towards legal services staff and volunteers.

The best way to let us know what trainings you’d like to see — or work with us on — is by completing our training suggestions form, which gathers all the relevant information so we can move forward faster: goo.gl/forms/KAPkAACCHs2UClK62.