LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MIDWEST CDI
The Midwest Community Development Institute (CDI) provides top-notch training in community and economic development. Join us for four days of fun yet intensive training this August in Moline, Illinois.
The complete CDI program involves completion of three 4-day training sessions, or Years. Participants advance from Year 1 (Fundamentals of Community Development) to Year 2 (How-to’s of Economic Development) to Year 3 (Managing the Development Organization).
CDI is Results Oriented
Sessions focus on opportunities currently available to communities. Participants are encouraged to think creatively, seek advice from one another and to work purposefully to bring positive change to their communities.
CDI is Engaging
Midwest CDI creates a dynamic and engaging learning environment above and beyond what is typical of professional training sessions. We stress networking opportunities, interactive learning, teamwork, field trips and creativity. For this year’s schedule, click here.
CDI Leads to Certification
CDI training is prestigious and nationally recognized. Participants gain an advantage in the fields of community and economic development. Completion of three years of CDI training prepares a participant to become a Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED). To learn about the Path to Certification, click here.
CDI is Comprehensive and Ongoing
Community and economic development professionals, community leaders, and elected officials receive professional training on key economic and community development concepts through Midwest CDI. Topics are relevant. Speakers are recognized leaders in their fields. To learn about our trainers, click here.
CDI is a Valuable Investment
Midwest CDI provides communities with a convenient way to invest in training leaders and volunteers. Communities can expect to see a return on their investment in terms of more leadership capacity, more community projects, and expanded jobs and income. For news from our participants,Check our facebook page.