The Community Development Course is a must attend for all community and economic developers! It is a two-day, unique educational experience which utilizes a mix of theoretical and practical applications applied to real life situations.
Mentors with over 75 collective years of experience will facilitate your learning throughout the program. Real-life case studies will be discussed and you will leave the course with new strategies to deal with community challenges you face. You will interact with community development professionals from across the state and learn from their experiences and background.
The course is hands-on, fast-paced, and high-tech (please plan to bring a laptop with you*).
*If you do not have a laptop to bring along, Ball State will be able to provide a limited number.
What participants have said about the CD Course:
“I found the Building Better Communities program full of helpful information, extremely worthwhile for future growth. The course was well led, with the right mix of knowledgeable facilitators, good mix of information, and still flexible to meet the needs of the participants.”
"This program brought together a dynamic group of community advocates and gives you the opportunity to learn from individuals across the state dealing with similar issues. It’s a great resource and networking opportunity.”
"This course not only offered tools to assess my community and organization but also myself professionally. We were presented with the tools to use for continuous improvement of all aspects in addition the group activities and networking opportunities were very valuable.”
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
You will learn how to apply both practical and theoretical applications to your professional career, your organization, and your community while gaining an understanding of the history, philosophy, and vocabulary associated with community development. This course covers trends, new approaches in economic development, and offers professional development along with a Ball State University certificate of completion.
The Community Development Course agenda* includes:
*Course agenda may be subject to change.
When: Check back for 2014 datesWhere: Ball State Indianapolis Center, downtown Indianapolis Cost: $399 on or before April 12, 2013. $449 after April 12, 2013.
This price includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
A limited number of scholarships are available for participants located in the service areas of CenturyLink and the Wabash Valley Power Association. If you are in either service area and interested in obtaining a scholarship to attend this course, please contact the appropriate provider:
CenturyLinkJack Moorejack.firstname.lastname@example.org(574) 269-1520
Wabash Valley Power AssociationSherry Rosesherryr@wvpa.com(317) 481-2844
2013 HOTEL INFORMATION
There are activities planned starting at 8 a.m. and running through 8 p.m. It is strongly recommended that you plan to attend all events so that you get the most of your experience. There are several downtown hotels near the Ball State Indianapolis Center, the closest is the Indianapolis Hampton Inn located at 105 S. Meridian Street. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 317-261-1200 or the central reservations department, toll free, at 1-800-HAMPTON. Please mention the Ball State Indianapolis Center to receive the reduced rate of $121 per night.
Special notice: If you have a valid government ID which you can present at check in, please mention this when you make your reservations and the hotel can adjust your room rate to the current government per diem rate for Marion County.
This program generously sponsored by:
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