The Community Development Course (CDC) is a must
attend for all community and economic developers! It is an intense, hands-on, unique
educational experience designed to immerse you in a mix of theoretical and practical
applications applied to real life situations.
This course covers trends and new approaches in economic
*Course agenda may be subject to change.
Mentors with more than 75 collective years of experience use
real-life case studies to facilitate small group learning.
You will interact with community development professionals from across
the state and gain new strategies for dealing with community challenges.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID
“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
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 before you register:
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
Wabash Valley Power Association
Other scholarship providers may be identified soon - check back to
see if any become available in your service area.
WHERE TO STAY
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 small block of rooms is available at
the Hampton Inn, at the Ball State discounted rate of $126/night. Please
make your reservation by April 14th to receive the group rate. To make
reservations by phone call (317) 261-1200 and reference the group name, BSU Community
Development Course, or the group code, BCD. To make a reservation online,
please visit this direct link. Alternately, you may go through 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 code, BCD.
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
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