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Community Leadership Development

The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is an independent, nonprofit organization developing local leadership that responds to the
challenges of the future of small towns and rural communities.

What We Do

* Research and Evaluation of small towns and rural communities.
* Training through interactive workshops and webinars.
* Facilitation of community planning processes.
* Compiling Information into useful and practical publications for widespread use.

Register Today for the Community Capitals Framework Institute

Register Now!

The 2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute, sponsored by the Heartland Center for Leadership Development, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and South Dakota State University, will focus on employment of the Community Capitals Framework on issues related to water management, drought planning, public health in rural communities, ecotourism and rural and community development.

Who should attend? We invite those using the CCF in their practice, research and evaluation work as well as those who want to know more about the framework and how they might use it. Those who attend will have an opportunity to share their work and experiences with others and to develop strategies for applying the CCF to current research, practice and evaluation efforts. Please send abstracts to Kurt Mantonya at the Heartland Center for Leadership. Submission of abstracts is not a requirement of attendance.

The Institute will start Wednesday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. and end at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 7. Please also share the invitation to participate with others who have an interest in community and organizational vitality.

Your regular registration fee of $150 ($75 for students) will include activities and materials, a networking reception, breaks and your lunch on Thursday. The hotel offers a hot breakfast. Use the link below to register.

Catalyzing Community Prosperity February 3-5, 2015

Catalyzing Community Prosperity
A Conference for Community Leaders:
Note New Dates & Lower Registration Rate

Would you like to learn how to create a more prosperous community?

Join with other community leaders at the Catalyzing Community Prosperity Conference at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon for three days of exciting learning.

Topics include:
• Leadership for Community Prosperity
• Clues to Community Survival
• HomeTown Competitiveness
• Social Capital
• Appreciative Inquiry
• Community Conversations

New Dates:

FEBRUARY 3-5 2015

Register Now!

Visit the Chinook Institute for Civic Leadership website for session details and to register at the new lower rate of $125.