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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.

Heartland Center 30th Anniversary Activities

Over the next two years, the Heartland Center will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with two significant events-returning to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 2016 for our annual institute and publishing the 4th edition of our book, Clues to Rural Community Survival, in 2017. Keep an eye on your inbox for details about these two exciting events.

Register Today

Helping Small Towns Succeed
October 11-13, 2016
Snow King Resort
Jackson, Wyoming

The institute will begin with an evening reception on Tuesday, October 11 and end at noon on Thursday, October 13. All institute activities will take place at Snow King Resort, which is located in the town of Jackson, Wyoming.


Register today to receive the Early Bird rate of $295, a $100 discount, offered to the first 50 paid registrants. Your conference registration fee covers the opening reception, lunch on Wednesday, breaks on Wednesday and Thursday and all of your learning and networking materials.

Click here to register.


Snow King Resort is offering our participants a preferred rate of $139 per night. This rate is valid through September 10 or until the reserved room block has filled. On-site Resort features include a restaurant serving local cuisine, spa and fitness facility and an outdoor swimming pool.

Click here to reserve your room today.