The Campus for Communities is grateful to RhPAP (Alberta's Rural Health Professions Action Plan) for the direction and knowledge they have provided in terms of helping to develop this course. Their understanding of the issues and opportuniies their varied stakeholders face in terms of living in rural and remote communities has proven invaluable.
If you are affiliated with RhPAP there may be a subsidy available to offset a significant portion of this pilot course. Contact Holly Handfield for more details.
RURAL COMMUNITY BUILDING
Rural Community Building provides training and certification for staff, volunteers, or elected officials who want to make a difference and are serving in formal or informal community leadership roles. It is suitable for a variety of organizations, committees, networks, businesses, and sectors e.g. health, social services, economic development, education, justice, libraries, elected officials, recreation, agricultural, arts, co-operatives, environment, faith communities etc. It will be especially relevant for those who are working with other stakeholders to address complex issues and are committed to facilitating the social innovation and transformation needed for their organizations and communities.
Upon completion of this certificate, participants will be better able to:
- serve as a catalyst for positive community change and growth;
- engage citizens and partner stakeholders by applying a community development approach, and;
- demonstrate personal growth as a community leader.
For more information and module descriptions see this link.
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