Register Now: 2024 Leadership Development Workshop in Birmingham, Alabama

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Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level with the 2024 Leadership Development Workshop

Join us in Birmingham, Alabama, May 4-5, 2024, for one of Main Street America Institute’s highest rated and recommended workshops! Held in advance of the 2024 Main Street Now Conference, the Leadership Development Workshop empowers revitalization professionals with tools and strategies to connect, motivate, and lead people effectively over an intensive two-day experience. The workshop’s focus on emotional and conversational intelligence will enrich participants’ knowledge base, strengthen their personal and interpersonal skills, and elevate their position as successful revitalization leaders. 
Space is limited. Member discounts and scholarships are available! 

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When: May 4-5, 2024 
Where: Birmingham, Alabama 
What to Expect: 
  • Develop and define a leadership style that is congruent with your core values 
  • Learn to navigate difficult and challenging conversations and situations common in leadership roles
  • Walk away with action plans to elevate your leadership approach and a national network of colleagues to continue growling alongside 
Agenda Includes: Breaks throughout both days and an early end time on the second day to provide participants also registered for the 2024 Main Street Now Conference to attend Sunday afternoon trainings, workshops, and activities. Preview the agenda here > 
Instructor: Patricia Clason is a speaker, trainer, coach, and author. Through alternative methods of teaching and learning, Patricia couples psychological perspectives with practical tools for leaders in the areas of communication, time management, motivation, and business management. Learn more about Patricia here >
Early Bird (by March 11): $395 Member | $545 Non-Member  
Regular (by April 26): $450 Member | $600 Non-Member 
Who Should Participate: This workshop is ideal for revitalization professionals and leaders in management positions at the local, city-wide, or state level in organizations engaged in the fields of community revitalization and economic development. 
Availability & Registration: Space is limited, and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure a smooth reservation process and workshop experience, early registration is highly recommended. Registration is open through April 26, or until capacity is reached. A waitlist will be available.
Credit: AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at This workshop may count towards MSAI's Leadership Development Certificate and/or MSARP Credential. Learn more here > 
Scholarships: Thanks to generous support of U.S. Bank, MSAI is thrilled to offer five (5) registration scholarships for participants to attend the 2024 Leadership Development Workshop. Staff from Main Street programs with active MSA memberships located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted through April 14. Apply here!  
Full Details: A preview of the agenda, hotel and travel information, health and safety protocols, and more is available at   
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