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 is an essential component of the Main Street America Institute. Typically 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. In 2021, the workshop will be offered virtually over four part days, with specific attention to Main Street recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The workshop will include instructional sessions led by an expert in the field and include hands-on projects and assignments showcasing communities implementing strategic approaches to Main Street revitalization. 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 a recap the 2019 Community Transformation Workshop here.

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.


Registration opens soon!

The Details:

When:
February 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2021

Where: Online

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

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 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.

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Leadership Development Workshop

The Leadership Development Workshop, an essential component of the Main Street America Institute, will be held virtually in 2020-2021. Typically offered as an intensive two-day experience, content will be organized in 4 interactive modules over a month. 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 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.


Registration opens soon!

The Details:

When
: Thursdays in March, 2021 (half-day programs)

Where: Online

Pricing: $450 Member | $600 Non-Member

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.