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: May 6-7, 2014
Where: Ball State Indianapolis Center, downtown Indianapolis
Cost: $399 on or before April 12, 2014. $449 after April 12, 2014.
This price includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
2014 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
A limited number of scholarships are available for participants
located in the following service areas. If you are in one of these service areas and interested in
obtaining a scholarship to attend this course, please choose your provider from those listed and contact them for details:
Wabash Valley Power Association
Other scholarship providers may be identified soon - check back to see if any become available in your service area.
2014 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. A block of rooms are available at the Hampton Inn, at the Ball State discounted rate of $124/night. Please make your reservation by April 7th to receive the group rate. To
make reservations by phone call
(317) 261-1200 and reference the group name, Ball State Community, or the group
make reservation online, please visit
www.hamptondt.com. After clicking on
‘Check Availability’, you will be directed to another page. On the right, you
will see a column for ‘Special Accounts and Rates’. Please type in the group
This is a busy time of the year for Indianapolis. We recommend you reserve your hotel room early. If you are having trouble finding a room, please try www.visitindy.com's excellent hotels resource. Discounts may be available at select locations to those with valid state employee I.D.s at time of reservation.
This program generously sponsored by:
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