Registration Information

Interested individuals can enroll online, or by contacting Brett Roberts at brettr@uca.edu or 501.450.5269.

Register online

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 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for each year’s attendance.

Please note that participants must move through the program sequentially. To attend Year 2, attendees must have attended Year 1, and to attend Year 3, attendees must have attended both Years 1 and 2. To attend the Advanced Year, participants must be a CDI graduate.

CDI Scholarships

To view information about or to apply for a scholarship, see Scholarships.

When

CDI sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 4 and will end at 12:00 pm, Friday, August 8, 2014.  A required special event is planned for Monday evening. Only participants who attend all sessions will receive credit for the Institute.

See CDI 2014 Schedule -final

Location

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.

Helpful links about UCA and Conway, Arkansas

Cost

Registration Type Rate Deadline
Early-bird $550 December 15, 2013
Regular $600 June 15, 2014
Late $650 After June 15, 2014
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, 2013 to secure the Early-bird rate.

Final payments are requested by July 15, 2014, unless prior arrangements are made.  Full refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or before July 15, 2014.  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

 

Lodging

CDI has secured a special rate with The Hilton Garden Inn in Conway of $83.00 per night. To book at this rate, click here, or call the Hilton Garden Inn at 501-329-1444, and ask for the CDI rate.

 

PCED Test

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.

Graduate Credit

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