Workshop, Training, and Education Topics

Community economic development, particularly strategies that are asset-based, place-based, and culturally appropriate

Community organizing and leadership development

Community engagement research methods, including ethnography, etc.

Mapping household and community assets and resources

Asset building strategies, including “alternative” economics and sustainable development

Public policy analysis, development, and advocacy

Entrepreneurship, business, and nonprofit organizational development, including cooperatives and social enterprises

Business planning, including marketing plan development, budget development and financial planning, exploring legal structures, and access to capital and markets