Community Development Academy

Community development practitioners will benefit from this intensive course, which is designed for community development practitioners and covers the concepts, methods, and strategies of community economic development. The course provides practitioners with perspectives and practical skills surrounding community development in North Carolina.

This year we will hold our traditional in-person six-day course, March 21–23, and April 18–20, 2023.

 

 

Additional information

Class Schedule for 2023

Topics include:

  • community development finance
  • affordable housing strategies and tools
  • role of economic development
  • CDBG and related grant programs
  • environmental finance
  • visioning and citizen participation
  • tools for group decision-making
  • purchasing and contracting
  • measuring success
  • grants management

Click Here to see Required Attendance Policy

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This course is approved with the American Planning Association for 37 hours of AICP credits. Click HERE for more information. You can self-report your hours using THIS FORM.

 

The training enables each participant to receive a Certificate of completion, awarded by the School of Government. In order to receive a certificate, participants must attend the entire training course and successfully complete an open-book exam.
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    March 21 - April 20, 2023

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before March 13, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after March 14, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint for 99 USD per night

    Book your group rate for UNC SOG: Community Development Academy: March 20-24, 2023

    Full Breakfast is included in your stay

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint for 99 USD per night

    Book your group rate for UNC SOG: Community Development Academy: April 17-21, 2023

     Full Breakfast is included in your stayHampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill- Community Development

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $104.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “CDA”. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Name “Community Development". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than March 30, 2023.

    Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill-Community Development Academy

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $104.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “CDA”. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Name “Community Development". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than March 30, 2023.

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    $915.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

Please take the questionnaire below to see if you qualify for any scholarships. Please note that some deadlines for scholarships may fall outside of the registration dates of this course.

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Carla Stowe

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.843.8176
Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative
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