EXperience in Community Enterprise and Leadership (EXCEL)
These community development programs provide leadership training in a variety of formats to enhance the skills and opportunities for individuals who participate as well as the organizations and communities that they serve.
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Event date: Feb. 28, 2024 - March 1, 2024
Saint Louis, MO
This three-day fact-finding, information-gathering convening is hosted by A Red Circle to gain a better understanding of how price impacts consumer choice and ultimately nutrition intake. The objectives for the convening include:Provide knowledge ...
Event date: June 1, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Show Me Neighborhood Art Week is open to any resident of Missouri. This outreach effort by University of Missouri Extension and Creating Whole Communities seeks to empower public art made by residents as a contribution to the area’s sense of place ...
Event date: June 8, 2023 - May 31, 2024
St. Louis, MO
Founded in 1976, Leadership St. Louis® (LSL) is one of the most highly-respected leadership development programs in the nation. The program was built on the belief that the community, just as any business or organization, requires strong ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Second Annual Missouri Good Neighbor Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 4) was a documented success. Organizers had a goal to document 15,000 acts of neighboring. But instead, Missourians reported 19,752 acts of neighboring during the ...
- Published: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Twelve Missourians have been chosen for statewide recognition as “Missouri’s Most Engaged Neighbor” for 2023 as part of the planned activities for Missouri Good Neighbor Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 4).Sixty-two people were ...
- Published: Friday, Oct. 27, 2023
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri is stronger when its communities are vibrant and healthy, but people can struggle to find information and programs designed to help build those vibrant communities, says Claire Rippel, University of Missouri Extension ...
- Published: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missourians from all walks of life celebrated the first Missouri Good Neighbor Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 4) by doing and reporting neighboring acts and nominating others as the most engaged neighbors in their respective counties.For ...
Publication date: March 31, 2022
Reviewed by Sarah Hultine MassengaleCommunity Economic DevelopmentJohanna Reed Adams, Charles M. St. Clair and William E. RobertsonDepartment of Community DevelopmentCommunity groups often have a problem coming to a decision about projects to ...
Publication date: June 1, 2019
Donald W. LittrellDoris P. LittrellAnadil IftekarStephen C. JeanettaCommunity development is a radical profession. It is based on the belief that people can give purposeful direction to their collective future. How this occurs is based on the ...
Publication date: March 1, 2007
Edited by Stephen Jeanetta and Corinne ValdiviaCambio CenterCambio de Colores as a yearly event aims to strengthen the networks of community organizers, extension professionals, academics, and public and private-sector institutions focused on ...
FOCUS St. Louis is the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives.
The Citizens Leadership Academy is open to Lee’s Summit residents who want to gain better insight into the operations of city government and to prepare for greater involvement in the community’s leadership.
Since 1976, Centurions Leadership Program has earned its reputation as an unequaled training ground for future Kansas City leaders. Today, the two-year program has more than 80 active Centurions and more than 1,200 alumni, a close-knit group of women ...
A not-for-profit organization that sponsors an annual traveling symposium to bring together women leaders from global corporations, small businesses, academia, government agencies and non-profit organizations from across the state.
GOLD is a regional leadership development program designed for public, private, nonprofit and civic community leaders in Southwest Missouri.