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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 …
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~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University   Business owners in 2021 have witnessed many aspects of operations change over the past 24 months. The small business space is always changing, but if you stay up-to-date on the latest new trends, you’ll be ahead of the curve in 2021 and …
Calling all individuals to register for the 2021 fall cohort of 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 community coaching Reflect …
~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension     Community Boards of Directors are tasked with many responsibilities, from creating a mission statement to raising funds in support of that mission. As fiduciaries of an organization, they are stewards of the public trust and must make decisions that are in its best interest. …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer       On April 15, toward the end of the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, the State Budget Committee heard the revised revenue forecast. It was $2.4 billion more than the initial forecast from December 16. That’s “billions,” with a “b”. It was a forecast for the ages. …