Understanding Communities and their Dynamics

eXtension is offering a seven-week (90 minutes per week) webcourse on Understanding Communities and Their Dynamics, level one of the Foundations of Practice in Community Development program. The course provides an introduction to the seven core competencies that focuses on the ability to understand community of place, the nature of public issues, the dynamics and interdependencies of the various segments of the community, and the basics of community development work. Open to all individuals working in a community context this course is offered as an entry level course in community development. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Dates and Topics (Note: The class dates are firm but the exact order of the topics is subject to change)

  • January 15, 2015 – Introduction to Community
  • January 22, 2015 – Community Demographics
  • January 29, 2015 – Community Situational Analysis
  • February 5, 2015 – Community Economics
  • February 12, 2015 – Mapping Community Assets
  • February 19, 2015-┬áCommunity Power Dynamics
  • February 26, 2015 – Community Development Process

For more info, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-communities-and-their-dynamics-registration-13638732817

About Rebekka Dudensing

Dr. Rebekka Dudensing is an Associate Professor and Extension Economist - Community Economic Development with Texas AgriLife Extension and Research in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M. Her research interests include the evaluation of economic development opportunities, taxation and public/private goods issues, entrepreneurship, and regional economic cooperation.
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