Online Registration Extended! Rural Skill Builder on the East Side

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RDI is hosting another Rural Skill Builder event this year! Register now 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:
  • How to Bring Out the Best in People: Dealing with People You Can’t Stand
    Noelle Colby-Rotell and Gary Stewart
    Often in our community work we are faced with working with people who can be challenging. Sometimes we are the challenging community member. This interactive session will explore strategies for bringing out the best in people in ways that build on strengths while recognizing sometimes values and approaches may not align. The session will be built around the lessons of the popular book, Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to bring out the best in people at their worst.
  • Leading Across Cultures & Generations
    Christian J. Vázquez and Heidi Khokhar
    Glean a better understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, learn how to recognize your unconscious biases as well as micro-aggressions, and gain tools you can apply immediately.
  • Effectively Facilitating Community Work
    Gary Stewart and Christian J. Vázquez
    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.
  • Funding Your Community Projects
    Heidi Khokhar and Noelle Colby-Rotell
    Learn how to organize and implement a funding plan for your community work. Discover what works long-term while maintaining financial stability.
Only $25 to attend. Save your spot today, and we’ll see you there!
Traveling for the training? Plan to spend a little extra time so you can explore the region’s rugged beauty and spectacular landscapes, taste seasonal homegrown offerings, browse handcrafted goods, and learn about the history of the area.
Thanks to the Ford Institute for Community Building and Banner Bank for their generous support of the Rural Skill Builder program.

Wildhorse Resort & Casino Photo Courtesy of TripAdvisor