Achieving Excellence in Your Community

Participants gain a solid understanding of the basic principles and concepts of community, economic, business and leadership development that provide the foundation and context for future activities that will take your community to the next level.  The workshop begins with discussions and exercises designed to characterize community excellence.  The remaining discussion focuses on both soft skills associated with community and leadership development and hard skills involved in economic and business development.

One goal of this session is to begin the process of transforming communities and residents to have a more vibrant positive attitude and a culture of working together for a common vision and towards common goals.  Another goal is to help communities identify economic development strategies that build local economies in smaller rural settings and why it is important to cultivate leaders to champion activities that will make communities better tomorrow than they are today.