[COMM-ORG] Register for the Community Development Academy

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Fri Jan 13 17:02:47 CST 2012

[ed: full disclosure--I am one of the instructors in this program and I
always enjoy it.]

From: Adams, Johanna Reed <AdamsJR at missouri.edu>

Calling all Superheroes!

Want to hone your skills at making a difference in your communities?
Learn how to cause participation wherever you are! Create leaders all
around you! Move through conflicts without being stopped!

What’s happening? Experience the Community Development Academy! Our two
courses this March are: Building Communities from the Grass Roots and
Empowering Communities for the Future. Our participants have diverse
backgrounds with universal appeal. See for yourself the results you can

When is it? March 26-30 at Mercy Center in St. Louis, Missouri

-Who should attend? community organizers, community planners,
faith-based professionals, volunteers, non-profit organization members,
Chamber of Commerce members, neighborhood association members, extension
and outreach professionals, planning council and city council members,
utility and electric coop members, Main Street programs designers,
developing leaders, school teachers, administrators, government
personnel, anyone else who is out to make a difference in their community!

Here’s what some of our recent participants say:

“It is the transformation of our society. To see someone, who was idle,
doing some activities that are generating an income. The CDA
participation has helped me to empower our community. This gives me a
lot of joy.”

“The partnerships I learned to build through CDA have been utilized in
create drug recovery programs, a mental health treatment center, and
faith-based children’s programs.”

“I’ve shifted the way that I look at my community and the work that’s
being done in it. I have an educated lens with which to evaluate the
things that are going on and through which to provide insight and

How to register? Register for this professional development opportunity
by visiting our website at
http://muconf.missouri.edu/commdevelopmentacademy. Earn continuing
education credits, undergraduate credit or even graduate credit. Limited
scholarships for registration fees are available.

Johanna Reed Adams, Ph.D.

Johanna Reed Adams, Ph.D.
Community Leadership Development State Extension Specialist,
University of Missouri Extension Community Development Program and
Extension Assistant Professor, Department of Rural Sociology
223 Gentry Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-7040
Phone: 573-882-3978
Fax: 573-882-5127
E-Mail: adamsjr at missouri.edu

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