Workshops

MSAI Workshops

Enriching, multi-day learning experiences that offer empowering educational sessions led by experts in the field.


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Interactive Learning

We offer two intensive, multiple-day experiences filled with educational sessions and exercises aimed to equip participants with advanced tools and strategies in the areas of leadership development and community transformation.


Community Transformation Workshop

The Community Transformation Workshop, an essential component of the Main Street America Institute, will be held October 23 - 25, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. An intensive, interactive three-day experience, the workshop will be filled with educational sessions and exercises aimed to provide participants with advanced tools and strategies to address complex revitalization projects and initiatives through the lens of the refreshed Main Street Approach, with a strong emphasis on Economic Vitality.

The workshop will include instructional sessions led by an expert in the field and include hands-on projects and assignments in communities and commercial districts actively engaged in revitalization efforts in the Richmond area. Emphasizing the importance of partnerships and collaboration, this format provides a learning environment that draws upon the experience and expertise of both the instructors and the participants. Tours and networking activities will be offered to enhance the participants’ overall learning experience.

Interested in learning more? Read a recap the 2018 Community Transformation Workshop here.

AICP members can earn 20 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

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The Details:

When:
October 23 - 25, 2019

Where: Richmond, Va.

Price: $800 members | $1,000 non-members

Who should participate: This three-day in-person 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 development.

Availability: Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Credit:
The Community Transformation Workshop counts towards achieving the Main Street America Institute’s Community Transformation Certificate. In addition, AICP members can earn 20 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

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Leadership Development Workshop

The Leadership Development Workshop, an essential component of the Main Street America Institute, is held annually in conjunction with the Main Street Now Conference. An intensive two-day experience, the Leadership Development Workshop is aimed at empowering revitalization professionals with tools and strategies to connect, motivate, and lead people effectively.

Led by expert leadership coach and facilitator Patricia Clason, 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. Whether navigating board conflicts or creating accountability with volunteers, participants will walk away with action plans to elevate their leadership approach. Additional networking activities will provide opportunities throughout the program to build a strong and supporting network with other revitalization professionals from across the country.

AICP members can earn 10 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. For more information, email msai@savingplaces.org. Information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

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HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION

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The Details:

When:
March 24 - 25, 2019

Where: Seattle, Wash.

Pricing:
Early Bird Rate (before January 11, 2019): $395 Member | $545 Non-Member
Regular Rate (after January 11, 2018): $450 Member | $600 Non-Member

Who should participate: This two-day in-person 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 development.

Availability: Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Main Street America Institute does not guarantee the availability of any course; however, we will make a full effort to ensure the up-to-date accuracy of all course offerings.

Credit: The Leadership Development Workshop counts towards achieving the Main Street America Institute’s Leadership Development Certificate. In addition, AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. For more information, email msai@savingplaces.org.