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Webinar: Community Development for Extension Professionals - Frameworks, Case Studies, and Where to Get Started


Webinar: Community Development for Extension Professionals - Frameworks, Case Studies, and Where to Get Started

UPDATE: Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Join this webinar for an engaging discussion focused on essential community development frameworks, language, and case studies. This session will feature:

1.   A brief presentation from community resource development (CRD) Extension leaders from around the country,

2.   small group discussions to better understand what this work looks like regionally and nationally in practice,

3.   and finally coming opportunities to continue to explore CRD work in local communities that support community resilience and capacity building.

This session is open to all. Participants are not required to have formal community development responsibilities to join.

Hosted by the Southern Rural Development Center.

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