Go Back to School with the Main Street America Institute

August 14, 2019 | Go Back to School with the Main Street America Institute | Register Now for Fall 2019 Courses | 

Back to school is not just for future Main Streeters! Summer is coming to a close and the Main Street America Institute is gearing up our fall courses. Check out the list below for professional development opportunities to master new strategies, refresh old skills, and learn from peers across the network!

Advanced Principles of Effective Promotion Tuesdays in September (3, 10, & 17)

First, join your commercial district revitalization colleagues from across the country in the online classroom for MSAI’s Advanced Principles of Effective Promotion with Travis Brown on Tuesdays in September (3, 10, & 17 at 1 p.m. CT). In this three-week course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of making your promotional presence shine, from understanding how to protect your brand to optimizing your web presence and measuring your return on events. Each week will include an assignment connecting the dots to your community and insights from your peers.

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Advanced Principles of Leadership Development Tuesdays in October (1, 8, & 15) 

Next, continue with the online experience in Advanced Principles of Leadership Development, with the National Main Street Center’s own Norma Ramirez de Miess. An annual favorite, Advanced Principles of Leadership Development (Tuesdays, October 1, 8, & 15 at 1 p.m. CT) focuses on elevating your role from worker to strategist. An essential component of the MSAI Leadership Development certificate, this course will set you on track to win others over and execute your community’s vision for downtown.

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The 2019 Community Transformation Workshop — October 23-25

If you’re looking for an in-person experience, pack your bags: The Main Street America Institute is heading to Richmond, Virginia, for The 2019 Community Transformation Workshop, October 23-25. The three-day, action-packed event features instruction from the National Main Street Center’s Kathy LaPlante, Norma Ramirez de Miess and Matt Wagner, as well as an in-depth look at the economics of downtown development with preservation expert Donovan Rypkema. On-site experiences in Virginia Main Street communities Fredericksburg and Hopewell will give you hands-on experience and key networking opportunities. Read more about last year’s program and highlights for 2019.

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Ready for even more? The Main Street America Institute also has a catalog of OnDemand (take anytime!) online courses to continue your professional development journey with deep dives into specific topics like retail recruitment and funding best practices for your organization. Check out the catalog >

And finally, through the generous sponsorship of The 1772 Foundation, we are thrilled to offer the National Development Council’s Historic Real Estate Finance certificate program at highly subsidized rates for Main Street members. Read more about this highly specialized training opportunity >

If you’re thinking “Wow, that was an overwhelming amount of information. I have questions.” Great! Click here to schedule a call to chat about any questions for your professional development journey or email msai@savingplaces.org.