EXperience in Community Enterprise and Leadership (EXCEL)
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Event date: Dec. 1, 2021 - Dec. 8, 2021
Community Organizing 101: People, Power and Change is a hands-on workshop on the art of mobilizing people to build their power, achieve shared goals and take greater control of their lives. In this two-day series, we will cover the foundational ...
Event date: Dec. 1, 2021
Event time: | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Language isn’t fixed; it is always evolving. We cannot expect to work effectively and inclusively with others if we do not have a shared understanding of what various words and phrases mean and/or do not create opportunities for exploring the ...
Event date: Dec. 2, 2021
Event time: | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Real estate development isn’t rocket surgery. Nonetheless it’s easy to get lost in the tangle of terms and one-step-forward-two-steps-back process. If you don’t have a background in development but do have an interest and/or you’d just like ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Michael Mather, author of "Having Nothing, Possessing Everything," will be the live online guest for the next session of University of Missouri Extension's Zoom class, Neighboring 101.Mather has spoken all over the nation about how ...
- Published: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
OZARK, Mo. – Superheroes may not be powered by humility, but great leaders are, according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, a county engagement specialist with University of Missouri Extension.“Many would not readily associate the quality of humility with ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many Americans recognize that relationships with neighbors are different today than 20 or 30 years ago.One study from the Harvard Medical School shows that 50 years ago, neighboring was talked about in terms of social ...
- Published: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – “Sowing and Growing Hope” will be the topic for the next Neighboring 101 session on Thursday, Nov. 18 at noon (CST).Amber Allen, University of Missouri Extension Human Development Specialist, will present on the topic of hope ...
Publication date: June 1, 2019
Community 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 community, the issues, the current capacity of people and the resource base ...
Publication date: March 1, 2007
Cambio 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 communities that are changing as a result of newcomer settlements, ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Community groups often have a problem coming to a decision about projects to undertake. Quite often, resources, both human and financial, are limited; the number of problems seem overwhelming; or there are forceful advocates of a "pet" project. How ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
An economic base study gives detailed information about how a community earns its living. The study attempts to answer the following questions:What are the current sources of employment and income?Which of these sources depend on markets outside the ...
Becoming an Engaged Neighbor
March 20, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Becoming an engaged neighbor means learning and using the names of people who live next to you, developing relationships with them, and being involved in your neighborhood. It does take time and effort. But there are personal and community benefits. ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
April 11, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The challenge is that leadership develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside. Learn more about ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.