Are You a Young Adult Ready to be a Community Changemaker?

Do you know, or are you a young adult (18-29 years) who lives in rural Ontario and wants to make a difference in their community? We may be a bit biased because we're involved in this initiative but it is an exceptional opportunity providing free access to community leadership learning and coaching (value of $4800). Learn more and apply at this link: https://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/changemakers

Community-Led Development

Just a reminder of an online course starting on Monday that that will benefit both you and your community. If you have previously completed one of our Phase One courses (Community Building Fundamentals or Rural Community Building Fundamentals) you will find Community-Led Development (Phase Two) especially interesting as we are applying an innovative flipped classroom approach that is sure to provide a practical, reflective and deep learning experience. 

Course Opens April 27, 2020 (first online webinar is May 4th)

More information at this link.

Got Time for Community Leadership Learning?

If you've been given the gift of time, you might be interested in investing it in online learning and growth that will benefit both you and your community. While all of these certified courses have costs attached, there are also some subsidies and/or discounts available that are described once you click through to each link. If you're not familiar with our courses, check out these testimonials from our participants. If you have previously completed one of our Phase One courses (Community Building Fundamentals or Rural Community Building Fundamentals) you will find Community-Led Development  (Phase Two) especially interesting as we are applying an innovative flipped classroom approach that is sure to provide a practical, reflective and deep learning experience. 

Make a Difference in Your Corner of the World in 2020

If you want to begin the new decade with learning opportunities and growth as a future-focused leader better able to serve as a catalyst for change, the information below may be of interest. All of these learning opportunities will share inspirational learnings and practical strategies to help you strengthen capacity for innovation and transformative change. 

Looking for 2020 Vision in 2020?

If you're looking for learning opportunities to help you better serve as a catalyst for change, the information below may be of interest. All of these learning opportunities will share inspirational learnings and practical strategies to help you strengthen capacity for innovation and transformative change. 

We're also interested in hearing from you about knowledge and learning practices relating to community building

Starts Monday: Community Building Course (The Secret Sauce for Change!)

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Community Building is the Secret Sauce for leaders committed to making a difference. 

Our training can help you and your organization Multiply, Mobilize and Maxmize to address virtually any complex issue in your community and the innovation and transformative change it will require.  Its not too late to register as all webinars are recorded. Course begins September 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST.  

Learning Opportunity: Training and Certification

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Our training can help you Multiply, Mobilize and Maxmize your community impact. Courses begin September 30, 2019. Our communities need leaders who understand and can serve as agents of change, who can apply systems thinking,

Why Invest in Learning?

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We live in complex, fast-paced, constantly changing times. On some level, its no surprise to find training has become less of a priority. It may be the result of us equating learning with formal and sometimes irrelevant learning delivered by

What You Need to Know About Delivering Training Online

Join us for this FREE webinar at this link 

Are you an experienced community builder with a passion and expertise in a specific area? Do you have experience as a trainer or instructor? Are you interested in learning more about the potential of online learning? If so, this free webinar will be of interest to you. Today's future-ready community leaders at all levels are responding to complex health, social, economic, and environmental challenges. If we are to esnsure future-ready leaders, they will typically require new skills, knowledge, attitudes, and curated practical tools and resources. This growing need is increasing demands for convenient, affordable, just-in-time, practice-based learning opportunities delivered by instructors with with boots-on-the-ground experience.

Upon completion of this informal and interactive webinar, participants will:

  • an overview of online learning; 
  • what we learned about what works best online; 
  • potential steps for developing and delivering your own online training.  

 

Curator for Communities of the Future

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It can be overwhelming to stay on top of the latest community building resources that will assist you in becoming future-ready. We're making it easier by serving as your Community Curator 

What The Heck Is Combinatorial?

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Best known for developing the Theory of General Relativity, Albert Einstein once stated that innovation is combinatorial. 

As he suggested, combinatorial is about

Client Update: We've Made Some Changes

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CLIENT UPDATES:

As an important client of the Campus for Communities of the Future, we wanted to let you know we've been tweaking our community building courses in order to remain relevant and practical. We've done it by standing on the shoulders of some amazing change agents across the country, most of whom are clients like yourself who continue to utilize our training and provide valuable feedback. 

ROI Rural Change Makers: What You Need to Know

  

BEGINS JUNE 15, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Rural Change Makers course is one component of a pilot program that is being provided for young adults age 18-29 by the Rural Ontario Institute. Successful applicants are fully subsidized as the result of generous contributions by the Government of Ontario, the Campus for Communities of the Futures and other sponsors. For more information about the full project contact Vicki Dickson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The ROI Rural Change Makers course provides training and certification for young adults age 18-29 who want to make a difference by serving in a formal or informal community leadership role in their rural or remote community. The overall program is designed to "grow the capacity of young adults to serve as changemakers able to strengthen rural community development by providing leadership opportunities through sustainable, experiential learning". Ultimately the program will prepare young adults to mobilize action in their community, structured around an identified priority in their region. The training provided within this course component is suitable regardless of the background and interest of participants e.g. health, social services, economic development, education, justice, libraries, elected officials, recreation, agricultural, arts, co-operatives, environment, faith communities etc. While other self-selected options for more informal learning will be provided for participants as upcoming separate components, this course will provide the fundamental skills, knowledge, and tools that will position young adults for success as future-focused community leaders. 

Who Has Time for Learning?

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We live in complex, fast-paced, constantly changing times. On some level, its no surprise to find training has become less of a priority. 

Making Use of Technology to Engage Participants

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Learn how Participatory Video can be used to engage participants in identifying and analyzing key issues and opportunities in their community. 

 

New Site Launch

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We're excited to share with you our new learning portal here at Campus for Communities of the Future!

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