Community Development Academy

Community development practitioners will benefit from this intensive 6-day course, which is designed for community development practitioners and covers the concepts, methods, and strategies of community economic development. The course provides community development practitioners with significant perspectives and practical skills surrounding community development in North Carolina.

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

 Remaining Class Schedule for 2021:

Tuesday

 

April

 

6,

 

9:00am

 

 

12:15PM

Tuesday

 

April

 

13,

 

9:00am

 

 

12:15PM

Tuesday

 

April

 

20,

 

9:00am

 

 

12:15PM

Tuesday

 

April

    

27,

 

9:00am

 

 

12:15PM

 
 
Class Schedule for 2022:  March 8-10 and April 5-7

Registration Fee: $890.

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

See Required Attendance Policy

 2021 AICP credit

This course is eligible for a total of 37. AICP credit hours.  IF you require AICP credit please use this event ID #9210675 and evaluate the class. 

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 8 - April 7, 2022
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    CB#3330
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before February 28, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after March 01, 2022, 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.
    View Hotel Information

    Book your room: UNC SOG: Community Development Academy (March 7-10, 2022)

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint

    7807 Leonardo Dr., Durham, NC 27713

    919-806-8200 to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: CDM

    Rate: $84/night (plus applicable tax)

    Book by Monday, February 28th, 2022

    • Breakfast, High-speed Wi-Fi, Parking, and Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All Complimentary!

     

    Book your room: UNC SOG: Community Development Academy (March 7-10, 2022)

    Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint

    7840 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC 27713

    919-688-7800 option “0” to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: G-CDA1

    Rate: $104/night (plus applicable tax)

    Book by Monday, February 28th, 2022

    • Breakfast, High-speed Wi-Fi, Parking, and Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All Complimentary!

    Book your room: UNC SOG: Community Development Academy (April 4-7, 2022)

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint

    7807 Leonardo Dr., Durham, NC 27713

    919-806-8200 to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: CDA

    Rate: $84/night (plus applicable tax)

    Book by Monday, March 28th, 2022

    • Breakfast, High-speed Wi-Fi, Parking, and Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All Complimentary!

     

    Book your room: UNC SOG: Community Development Academy (April 4-7, 2022)

    Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint

    7840 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC 27713

    919-688-7800 option “0” to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: G-CDA2

    Rate: $104/night (plus applicable tax)

    Book by Monday, March 28th, 2022

    • Breakfast, High-speed Wi-Fi, Parking, and Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All Complimentary!
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    $890.00
    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.
2021 CDA Agenda (pdf, 280 KB)
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
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