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Heartland Center Offers “Helping Small Towns” Community Development Training Program

The Heartland Center for Leadership Development will offer its most popular and longest running community development training program titled, “Helping Small Towns II – Tools for Community Survival.” The program will take place Oct. 14 – 18 at Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Since 1992, Helping Small Towns Survive and Succeed has provided hundreds of practitioners and volunteers with the basic skills to tackle the tough work of community building. Register by Sept. 13 for a $100 discount. 

To enroll, print out the registration brochure at www.heartlandcenter.info/SmTwnsII.pdf or register online at www.heartlandcenter.info/hst2.htm. Call 800-927-1115 for more information. Team discounts are available. 

Helping Small Towns II – Tools for Community Survival offers new topics this year: 

Appreciative Inquiry
A new approach to success-based community development

This positive approach to revitalization is gaining worldwide recognition as a powerful tool for moving communities forward by examining past success.  

Strengthening Social Capital
Moving from reactive to proactive practice
Is Rural America “bowling alone?” How social networking can become your community’s greatest resource.

Advanced Facilitation Skills
Retooling the basics
Are you really comfortable with facilitating group process? Develop new skills for working with difficult issues.

Diversity as Opportunity
Overcoming Community Polarization
Rural America is becoming more racially and culturally diverse. Learn how your community can tap into the power of new people.                        

Tools for Attracting Young People
The Future of Rural Communities
Why do we envision opportunity for our children as somewhere else, but not at home? And what does it take to change that mindset?   

Measuring for Success
Ideas for building on what works in your community
Measuring the success of your program is essential in today’s competitive environment. Learn how to make the process easier and more valuable. 

For more information on this program and other training opportunities, contact:

Reggi Carlson
Development Specialist
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
941 ‘O’ St., Ste. 920
Lincoln, NE  68508
(800) 927-1115

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