Twenty-nine profesionals in higher education — mostly from Central Lakes College — attended a three-day On Course I workshop on the Brainerd campus May 25-27. Purpose of the training was to allow the participants to strategize for empowering students to become active, responsible, and successful learners. Billed as a “festival for learner-centered educators,” the professional development event gave everyone — faculty, staff, and adminstrators — a new way of looking at their work with students. Facilitator was Robin Middleton. President Larry Lundblad addressed the participants briefly as the workshop concluded.