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Sustainable Communities

January 26 - March 16, 2011
Want to know more about the principles of sustainability and systems thinking? Here's the starting line. Covering how we got here and what sustainability means to community, this introduction helps you understand some of the models of sustainable communities and why so many communities are wrestling with sustainability issues like energy and local food.

What's All This Talk About Social Capital?

April 9, April 30 and May 21, 2009
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development offered What's All This Talk About Social Capital?, a series comprised of three online sessions. This training was part of Foundations of Practice, Component 3 — Areas of Specialization and Emphasis.

Coaching for Community Change

July 22 – August 30, 2008
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development offered Coaching for Community Change, a series comprised of three online sessions and a face-to-face coaching clinic. This training was part of Foundations of Practice, Component 3 — Areas of Specialization and Emphasis.

Shared Leadership

April 10 and 17, 2008
The purpose of this program was to enable Extension educators to understand the value of a shared leadership approach for organizational capacity. Content included understanding the nature of shared leadership, its key elements, team-based decision-making as a key tool in linking shared leadership and organizational capacity, and how shared leadership is different from other leadership approaches for capacity building.

Managing Community Conflict

November 29, December 6 and December 13, 2007
The purpose of this program was to enable Extension educators to deal more effectively with community conflict. Content included understanding the nature of community conflict, Extension educators’ roles, interpersonal conflict management skills, and building collaborative efforts to deal with controversial issues.