For more than 25 years, the Rural Center has recognized the need to develop strong local leadership and build community capacity to overcome challenges of limited resources.
The Rural Economic Development Institute historically has taught a comprehensive approach to economic and community development in order to develop an individual’s leadership and team-building skills. While these knowledge and skills are still very relevant, the Institute recognizes the need to evolve in a state where demographics are shifting, economic development strategies are changing and partnerships and collaboration are more important than ever.
We are very excited to roll out a revitalized REDI in 2016 to meet the needs of today’s rural leaders and communities! Participants will attend nine days of training at the N.C. Rural Center in Raleigh. The training is spread over three months, and includes learning opportunities outside the classroom. The Institute will focus on partnership building and collaboration, effective and inclusive leadership, wealth and asset-building, project implementation, engaging youth and young adults and accessing resources.
After the completion of REDI, learning and networking continue among peers and other leaders across the state through alumni gatherings and continuing education opportunities. The graduates became a part of an alumni network of over 1,000 across the state who live in or serve rural North Carolina.
REDI 2016 will be held March 23-25, April 27-29, and May 24-26. Complete the online application by January 29 in order to be considered. You don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to develop new skills, enhance existing ones and network with strong, innovative rural leaders across the state!
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