Education Programs

Community Development Institute (CDI)

CDI offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics including:

 
  • Board and organizational development
  • Financial management
  • Resource development
  • Marketing
  • Program evaluation and impact assessment
  • MicroBusiness development
  • Real estate development

Training sessions are open to all industries and sectors including:

  • Community development organizations (CDCs and CDFIs)
  • Local branches of government
  • Small businesses
  • Social enterprises
  • Non-profits
  • Financial institutions
  • Private corporations
 

Upcoming Classes

 

Housing Counseling Training

JANUARY 18 &19 | 10 AM - 4 PM |  COLUMBIA, SC

Join us for an upcoming CDI class, Learning from History: What the Community Development Past Can Tell Us About the Present, where you will learn about the various trends that have shaped the history of community development and the current state of the profession and - through discussion - understand the current issues facing the field of community development and introduce new ways to think about the work.

Community Development 101

FEBRUARY 15 | 10 AM - 4 PM |  IRMO, SC

Join us for an upcoming CDI class, Learning from History: What the Community Development Past Can Tell Us About the Present, where you will learn about the various trends that have shaped the history of community development and the current state of the profession and - through discussion - understand the current issues facing the field of community development and introduce new ways to think about the work.