There are weekly learning sessions during the MNLEND year. 

The in-person portion of LEND training for these sessions takes place every Thursday morning, per the UMN academic calendar. 

LEND Fellows are expected to attend all Thursday sessions. Each session features core faculty and/or guest speakers and community members, a range of perspectives, and interdisciplinary discussions and activities.

Every session has required weekly pre-session materials to complete before a related Thursday session begins. These pre-materials are assigned as self-paced learning requirements to be completed around Fellows’ schedules. Brief written reflections in the LEND course on the pre-session materials is also required weekly.