The Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) offers two forms of training:

Community Development Institute Central

CDI Central, established in 1987, trains community and economic development professionals in Arkansas and surrounding states. The complete CDI experience is a three year training program, with one week of training per year. Participants move through the program curriculum in cohorts and are exposed to a comprehensive, applied approach to the field of community and economic development.

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Additional Training Opportunities

Additional training opportunities are offered on the campus of UCA throughout the year. The Center will also work with communities or organizations to develop customized training that can be held in other parts of the state.

Example training topics include:

  • Community and Economic Development 101
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community Marketing
  • Community Assessment and Planning

Please see the Upcoming Events page for details about our events and other conferences and events throughout Central Arkansas.