Course Offerings

MSAI Course Offerings

MSAI engages, prepares, and connects participants through online and onsite educational and networking components.


Online Learning

The Main Street America Institute provides participants with a unique, dynamic online environment to explore preservation-based revitalization issues and develop advanced leadership skills that are essential for today’s Main Street and commercial district management needs.

Our Community Transformation online coursework focuses on the advanced fundamentals of preservation-based community revitalization though the lens of the refreshed Main Street Approach:

Economic Vitality

Sustainable Organization

Effective Promotion

Quality Design

Our leadership development coursework provides skills and understanding on how to be an effective leader within both a commercial revitalization entity and the extended community:

Leadership Development


In-Person Workshops

We offer two intensive, multiple-day experiences filled with educational sessions and exercises aimed to equip participants with advanced tools and strategies and the opportunity to interact and connect with peers.



About MSAI

Download a one-page overview of our targeted professional development training program aimed to equip downtown and commercial district leaders with the tools they need to lead results-oriented and preservation-based community revitalization organizations.


Focus Areas

The MSAI is comprised of two distinct certificate programs – the Leadership Development Certificate program and the Community Transformation Certificate program. Expand your capabilities and begin on your professional development journey today!



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