Advanced Year

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The Advanced Year class of the Community Development Institute (CDI) focuses on the application of community and economic development principles in a real-world setting, with the Advanced  Year Class of CDI 2014 working with a community August 4-6.

CDI Advanced Year


Information for Prospective Participants

CDI is now accepting registrations for the Advanced Year class. The class is open to any graduate of the Community Development Institute.

Registration cost: $500

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Information for Prospective Communities

CDI is now accepting applications for one community to work with the Advanced Year class. The experience offers a community a fresh look at its assets and opportunities, plus the benefit of feedback from trained community and economic developers. While in the community, these professionals will provide an outsider’s perspective on the community, and work with community leaders to develop action steps to address key issues identified by the community.¬† This experience is a unique opportunity to kickstart community and economic development in your community. The Advanced Year class will work directly with the local leadership of the selected community on August 5, 2014, with additional follow-up available from CDI and U of A Cooperative Extension staff.

Interested in applying? View the criteria for eligible communities. Communities with CDI alumni are strongly encouraged to complete this application.

Any interested community should complete the application by May 31. For questions or assistance completing this application, email or call 501.450.5269.

Nominate your community for this exciting opportunity.


CDI-2014-Schedule РDraft - Please note this is a draft and subject to change.