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July 2021

Claire Crum is the new National EDEN Assistant Project Coordinator. She will assist in coordinating a variety of special projects in support of EDEN and Purdue Extension. This will include assisting in the development, production, implementation, and distribution of research reports, educational curricula, grant administration and content-delivery strategies, as well as working with communications specialists …
Do you find yourself guiding or coaching community groups? If so, consider registering for the Community Coaching Learning Circle. Purdue Extension Community Development is offering a professional development opportunity for individuals interested in honing their community coaching skills. Through participating in this learning community, you will: Increase your knowledge of the principles and practices of …
~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University   Businesses have encouraged employees to take a part in their own health for decades. As society has gradually become more health-conscious, employers have recognized the importance of providing health and wellness incentives to their employee base and embedding it as a core …
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)     A few months ago, I was contemplating revolution. Today, I am in a more reflective state of mind. Perhaps it was our family vacation, offering a fleeting taste …
~by Kris Parker, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension   Do you help lead groups to accomplish complex tasks and make participatory decisions? Whether you are leading a visioning process, supporting a community group or coalition to achieve its goals, helping a board or committee decide on a course of action, or encouraging a shared …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer       We’ve got an inflation problem. What should we do about it? That depends on what kind of inflation problem we’ve got. In May the consumer price index was 4.9% higher than it was 12 months before. The last time we saw an inflation rate that high was July …