Workshop, Training, and Education Topics

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

Community organizing, leadership development, and servant leadership

Community engagement methods

Ministry development and evaluation

Contemplative and resilient activism, spiritual formation, and sustainable spiritual practices

Collaboration, partnership and alliance development, and coalition building

Restorative justice strategies, cultural healing, cultural survival, cultural integrity, and cultural heritage preservation and education

Ethnographic research, oral histories, participatory action research, and storytelling 

Mapping household and community assets and resources

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

Sabbath Economics, Watershed Discipleship, and related ministries, project development, and evaluation

Public policy analysis, development, and advocacy strategies

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

Creative, cooperative, entrepreneurship, and/or innovation ecosystems development  

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