Calling All Community Builders on the East Side

RDI is hosting another Rural Skill Builder event this year! Registration is now open for a training at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, Oregon, on Saturday, September 30, for rural leaders and community builders from across Eastern Oregon, Washington, and western Idaho. 
Rural communities are facing complex issues. Building new and advanced skills gives those who work on behalf of rural places the tools needed to be effective leaders. Attend this one-day event to revitalize your community-building efforts, share your work, and learn to be bold, be courageous, and be a savvy leader in complex situations. Don't miss this opportunity to gain new skills and network with other rural leaders in your region.
Topics Include:
  • Funding Your Community Projects
    Heidi Khokhar and Noelle Colby-Rotell
    Learn how to organize and implement a funding plan for your community work. The skills you learn will help you effectively garner funds and discover what works, long-term, to maintain financial stability.
  • Leading Across Cultures & Generations
    Christian J. Vázquez
    Glean a better understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and learn how to recognize your unconscious biases. Gain an understanding of generational differences, and learn tools that can be immediately applied to your own community.
  • Effectively Facilitating Community Work
    Noelle Colby-Rotell and Gary Stewart
    Explore the five key elements of the inclusive facilitator job description. You will leave feeling more confident in your ability to prepare and lead effective community meetings. Additionally, you will learn strategies for better engaging a diverse population of participants.
  • Bring out the Best in People at Their Worst
    Gary Stewart and Heidi Khokhar
    Often, we face the challenge of working with difficult people and, sometimes, we are the difficult ones. This interactive session will explore strategies for bringing out the best in people, by building on strengths and recognizing that sometimes values and approaches may not align. The session will be structured around lessons from the popular book "Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to bring out the best in people at their worst."
Please note, session details may change, and we are updating the website as information is finalized.
Only $25 to attend. Save your spot today, and we’ll see you in September!
Thanks to the Ford Institute for Community Building for their generous support of the Rural Skill Builder program.

Wildhorse Resort & Casino Photo Courtesy of TripAdvisor