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: Oct. 11, 2022 - Oct. 20, 2022
Digital tools are essential for public participation in the age of COVID-19. This hands-on course will teach you to create online engagement campaigns that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation ...
Event date: Oct. 18, 2022 - Oct. 19, 2022
MU Extension Greene County and Leadership Springfield have joined forces to fill an identified community need in Republic, MO. This aligns with the metro area focus on regionalism. MU Extension Greene County has previously offered successful ...
Event date: Oct. 20, 2022 - Oct. 21, 2022
Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together 200+ housing professionals who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri Good Neighbor Week is Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. All Missourians are encouraged to participate by doing and reporting an act of neighboring and nominating someone as a great example of neighboring.This is the first year for ...
- Published: Monday, Aug. 22, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Speakers and panelists are being lined up for the 2022 Republic Leadership Access Class (Oct. 18-19). All that is missing is you!Republic is the focus of this training, which makes the class perfect for new residents who want to ...
- Published: Thursday, June 30, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parsons signed HB1738 on Friday, July 1, 2022, which includes language designating Missouri Good Neighbor Week starting on National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28) and continuing for six days.The measure is a ...
- 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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. ...
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.