Courses and Schedule

Courses & Schedule

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


Online Learning

The Main Street America Institute provides participants with On-Demand and interactive formats for online learning, creating opportunities for both engagement and convenience.

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Advanced Principles Courses

Advanced Principles Courses are three-week, live online courses that offer a thorough overview of the subject area relative to its implementation as an essential element of the Main Street Approach. Each week features 1.5-hour online course with pre-readings, assignments/quizzes, and interaction with peers. While live participation is highly encouraged, recordings are available for those with scheduling conflicts.

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Topics Courses

Topics Courses take a deep dive into a specific sub-area of the Main Street Approach, focusing on current trends and best practices and expanding on ideas presented in Advanced Principles courses. These On-Demand online programs allow flexibility for participants and choice of coursework to meet specific needs. Each course includes three webinars supplemented with readings, case studies, and quizzes.

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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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both of MSAI’s core workshops will be offered in a virtual format in 2021. We are striving to maintain the same connection and learning environment while offering a safe,

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Certificate Programs

MSAI offers two distinct certificate programs, culminating in the Main Street America Revitalization Professional credential, the highest credential achievable through MSAI.


Policies & Pricing

MSAI offers a convenient and affordable framework for local leaders across the nation. Check out detailed information on participation, policies, pricing and payment. Still have questions? Reach out to us at


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We are here to help! To learn more about how MSAI can support your professional development, please contact us at or 312.610.5611.

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