The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is an independent, nonprofit organization developing local leadership that responds to the challenges of the future. A major focus of the Heartland Center's activities is training and technical assistance for rural community vitality.

Programs of the Heartland Center feature interactive, practical hands-on learning and networking. The Center can help you:

  • Train current and emerging leaders to deal confidently with change and find opportunities where others may see only threats.
  • Develop capacity, identify betterment projects and create locally directed strategic plans that you can monitor continuously.
  • Work with your community to develop a people attraction strategy to recruit newcomers and alumni.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your programs utilizing our Hierarchy of Community Impacts model.
  • Facilitate public participation processes to engage many stakeholders in community planning.