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.


Leadership Development Workshop

The Leadership Development Workshop, an essential component of the Main Street America Institute, will be held in Boston, Mass., ahead of the 2023 Main Street Now Conference. The Leadership Development Workshop is aimed at empowering revitalization professionals with tools and strategies to connect, motivate, and lead people effectively over an intensive two-day experience. 
 
Led by expert leadership coaches and facilitators, 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. 
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The Details:

When
: March 25 & 26, 2023 

Where: Boston, Mass.

Rates:
Early Bird: $395 member | $545 non-member
Regular: $450 member | $600 non-member

Registration: Secure your seat through the 2023 Main Street Now Conference registration page (launching in December 2022).
Learn how to apply member discounts here.
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Who should participate: This virtual 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 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.

COVID-19 Health & Safety: MSAI is pleased to be offering this in-person workshop and will be adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Community Transformation Workshop

Join Main Street America experts in a member community to gain first-hand experience in harnessing transformation strategies to successfully revitalize your Main Street! An essential component of the Main Street America Institute curriculum, the Community Transformation Workshop is an intensive and interactive three-day experience 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, and with a strong emphasis on Economic Vitality, the workshop will also provide specific attention to Main Street recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The workshop will include instructional sessions led by experts in the field and hands-on projects and assignments showcasing communities implementing strategic approaches to Main Street revitalization, including a focus on upper-level development. 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. Case studies and networking activities will be offered to enhance the participants’ overall learning experience.

Interested in learning more?  Read Reflections from the 2022 Community Transformation Workshop in Wyoming here >

The Details:

When:
Fall 2023

Where: TBD

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

Logistics: Coming Summer 2023

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

COVID-19 Health & Safety: MSAI is pleased to be offering this in-person workshop and will be adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. Proof of full vaccination or a negative clinical/PCR COVID test within 48-hours of arrival (to be shared to msai@savingplaces.org) is required. Masking while indoors and gathering together is strongly encouraged.

Registration: Coming Summer 2023