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: July 14, 2022
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will focus on the Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising. It will cover the following topics: Why evaluate? Basics of Social Impact and Evaluation, Theory of Change, Logic ...
Event date: July 27, 2022
Event time: | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
This course introduces a powerful, transparent process to identify and analyze key stakeholders for any engagement project – a critical step in an ethical and equity-centered engagement design. After understanding the theory and purpose, ...
Event date: Sept. 12, 2022 - Nov. 15, 2022
St. Louis, MO
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) provides in-depth and multifaceted leadership training that emphasizes community building principles and strategies, project planning, organizational leadership and management practices, and personal ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension and The Hopeful Neighborhood Project are expanding their annual celebration of National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28) in 2022 with Missouri Good Neighbor Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 4).This will be the ...
- Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – More than 500 people from across the United States are enrolled in a free online class offered monthly by University of Missouri Extension known as Neighboring 101.Class instructor and organizer David Burton, a community ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The vast majority of Americans do not know the names of their nearest neighbors, do not speak to those neighbors and do not know a personal fact about them.Most Americans have never had a conversation with their neighbor. Maybe ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- David Burton, a community development specialist with University of Missouri Extension, came away from the 47th annual Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) national conference held in Little Rock, Arkansas (May 3 to May 7) with five coveted ...
Publication date: March 31, 2022
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: 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
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.