Training & Events
A key part of MEDC Community Development's efforts to foster vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities is to promote training, continuing education, and information sharing at the local level. To meet that goal, MEDC Community Development provides learning opportunities in various formats including an online learning system, webinars, resource pages, in-person training, and workshops. Learn more about the opportunities below.
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In person trainings happen throughout the year and include the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Best Practice Series, the Michigan Main Street Training Series, RRC regional workshops, Small Business events, and others as needs are identified. In person trainings offer a chance to not only learn valuable material but also network with other staff and officials from communities throughout Michigan.
All in person trainings have been suspended at this time. Please check back for updates and consider virtual training options in the meantime.
MiPlace eLearning is a free, online learning system available to any staff, official or local stakeholder. Accessing training through this system allows a more casual, at-your-own-pace training experience that can be completed at any time of day and from anywhere with a good internet connection. The system houses two training curriculums:
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Community Development is pleased to expand our webinar series for 2020 to cover a wide range of topics ranging from historic preservation and economic development to business recruitment and blight management. These free webinars are available to any interested stakeholder.