The mission of CDI is to empower people with the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively improve the physical and human resources of their communities, thereby increasing the quality of life for all citizens.
The Community Development Institute (CDI) began at the University of Central Arkansas in 1987, with the goal of equipping community leaders and economic development professionals with the tools and strategies they needed to create vibrant, successful communities. Over 28 years later, CDI is still the go-to resource for training.
While attending CDI, participants learn to:
Identify community assets
Set goals, collaborate, and build partnerships
Bring together diverse groups of people to respond to a broad range of economic and quality of life issues
Other benefits of attending CDI include:
Shared learning experiences and networking opportunities with other community and economic development professionals from Arkansas and surrounding states
Enhanced personal leadership skills
The opportunity to seek a professional certification
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue, BHCC 102
Conway, AR 72035