Interested individuals can enroll online, or by contacting Amy Whitehead
Enrollment in each of the three concurrent sessions of the three-year program is limited. Prospective participants are encouraged to register as early as possible. Attendees receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for each year's attendance.
CDI sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 and will end at 12:00 pm, Friday, August 2, 2013. A required special event is planned for Monday evening. Only participants who attend ALL sessions will receive credit for the Institute. No excuses for absence other than illness or family/business emergency will be accepted. If illness or emergency causes a participant to miss more than 10 percent of the class sessions, credit for course completion cannot be given.
CDI sessions are held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, located at 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, Arkansas, 72035.
|Early-bird||$550||December 15, 2012|
|Regular||$600||June 15, 2013|
|Late||$650||After June 15, 2013|
|MSCED Student Rate (if taking CDI for graduate credit)||$300 (does not include charge for 1 credit hour)|
Cost for attending the Institute covers the entire week of institute sessions, materials, refreshments, and special events. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is due by December 15, 2012 to secure the Early-bird rate. Check-in will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center from 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m., on Monday, July 29, 2013. Registrations are accepted through Friday, July 26, 2013.
Final payments are requested by July 15, 2013, unless prior arrangements are made. Full refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or before July 15, 2013. Cancellations made after this date will be charged a $50 processing fee.
All registration fees can be paid by check, credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover), or purchase order.
Send payments to:
UCA- Outreach & Community Engagement
Attn: CDI Central
201 Donaghey Avenue, BHCC 102
Conway, Arkansas 72035
A block of rooms have been reserved for CDI participants at the following hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn
Mention "UCA-Community Development Institute" when making reservations for special rate.
Rate: $89 a night
Rooms must be reserved before July 11, 2013
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Mention "UCA- Community Development Institute" when making reservations for special rate.
Rate: $84 a night
Rooms must be reserved before June 28th, 2013
UCA Campus housing is also available: Reservations can be made to stay on the UCA campus in a private dormitory room for a rate of $28/night. If you choose to stay in campus housing, you will need to furnish your own linens/toiletries/telephone/computer, etc. Make reservations for on-campus housing by contacting Amy Whitehead (firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-852-2930) no later than June 15, 2013.
The Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) test will be offered Friday afternoon following the closing ceremonies. Testing fee is $200, with checks payable on-site to the Community Development Council. Advance authorization and pre-registration for the test are required 30 days in advance. Pre-register to take the PCED exam at www.cdcouncil.com/CCD_qual.htm. The PCED is optional and is not required for CDI attendance.
The CDI curriculum is linked to UCA's Master of Science in Community Development (MSCED) graduate degree program. CDI participants may earn graduate credit toward completion of the MSCED program during CDI by completing all prescribed CDI sessions during the week. Those who seek the credit course option must be admitted to graduate school and pay the required credit course registration.
To register online to UCA Graduate School go to www.uca.edu/admissions. Please note: There is no out-of-state tuition for this program. All students pay in-state tuition.
MSCED Students who choose the degree credit course option will pay only $688.85 for CDI attendance with the credit option. MSCED students who choose to attend, but without the credit course option, will pay a rate of $300 for CDI attendance. There is no late registration cost for students.
A one-time $25 graduate application will be charged for participants who have not been admitted to graduate school.
To Apply to Graduate School:
Step 1: Go online to www.uca.edu/admissions and apply to Graduate School Online
Step 2: Remit a one-time $25 graduate school application fee to:
UCA - Graduate School
Torreyson Library 328
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, Arkansas 72035