Upcoming Events

2015 Arkansas Rural Development Conference

May 19 through May 21, 2015

Statehouse Convention Center & Marriott Hotel in Little Rock

101 E Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

For more information please contact Alex Johnston at (501) 682-6011 or alex.johnston@arkansas.gov. You can also visit Arkansas Department of Rural Services for additional details.

 

Breakthrough Solutions Conference and Program

June 4, 2015 (June 3 Pre-conference)

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock

2 Riverfront Pl, North Little Rock, AR 72114

The Breakthrough Solutions Program takes asset-based development to the next level, and builds on tremendous work that has been done on extraordinary communities, community change models, community capitals, appreciative inquiry and strategic doing. It moves communities to action more quickly than traditional strategic planning processes.
Breakthrough-Solutions-LogoThe Breakthrough Solutions Partners employ a planning and action process that is:

  • asset-based,
  • technology-enabled,
  • community-driven, and
  • results- oriented.

To register or learn more about this strategic planning and development program, go here.

 

Arkansas Municipal League 81st Annual Convention

June 24 through June 26, 2015

Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock

101 E Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Click here to view the Tentative Agenda

Visit Arkansas Municipal League for more information or to register.

 

Community Development Institute (CDI)

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August 3-6, 2015

Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035

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.

For more information or to register for CDI, go here.

 

PCED Exam

August 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035

Register here

 

Small Business Marketing

In partnership with the Conway Chamber of Commerce as a part of the Small Business Series

September 24, 2015

Conway Chamber of Commerce

900 W Oak St, Conway, AR 72032

 

Arkansas Community Development Society Conference

October 21 through October 22

Visit Arkansas Community Development Society for more information.

 

Veteran, Minority, and Women Owned Business Certification

In partnership with the Conway Chamber of Commerce as a part of the Small Business Series

October 29, 2015

Conway Chamber of Commerce

900 W Oak St, Conway, AR 72032

 

Human Resources

In partnership with the Conway Chamber of Commerce as a part of the Small Business Series

February 25, 2016

Conway Chamber of Commerce

900 W Oak St, Conway, AR 72032

 

Small Business Finance

In partnership with the Conway Chamber of Commerce as a part of the Small Business Series

March 31, 2016

Conway Chamber of Commerce

900 W Oak St, Conway, AR 72032

 

Free Community Deliberation Webinar

Prerecorded and available for viewing starting September 8, 2014.

Register here