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The Intercultural Learning Hub (HubICL), powered by HUBzero® [1], is an online collaborative space for researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs in intercultural learning. On the HubICL, these community members share knowledge, research, learning activities, and tips through contributions to Groups, Collections, Forums, a Research Repository, and a Digital Toolbox. The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment …
~by Tanya Hall, Purdue Extension Regional Community Development Educator On Dec. 2, 2020, the Orange County Service Council, in partnership with Purdue Extension, awarded 14 certificates of completion to leaders at the conclusion of the 2020 Community Leadership Program. Successful completion included attendance at nine sessions and a community project. The community project was a …
~by Bo Beaulieu, Ph.D. Professor of Rural & Regional Development Purdue Center for Regional Development & Department of Agricultural Economics As I write this brief column, I do so with some sadness since I will be officially retiring from Purdue on Feb. 1, 2021.  When I came to Purdue in 1973 to enter the MS/PhD program, …
~by George Okantey, Community Development Educator, Marion County As 2020 ends, it is a good time to set forth your learning plans for 2021 and beyond. The Talent Capability Model is a great tool for identifying current knowledge and skills gaps—and prioritizing areas and resources for development. This model, unveiled in 2019, was developed by …
“I’m thankful for the ability to use technology to keep programs going—and to add in new elements.” ~ Gina Anderson “I am thankful for all of the ways Purdue has gone above & beyond to address the safety and protection of staff, faculty, students and the communities we serve throughout the pandemic.” ~ Cindy Barber …
~by Cheyanne Geideman & Melinda Grismer As any great leader knows, in order to lead effectively you must first meet people where they are. Every person’s experiences are different, and thus the way every community progresses through a pandemic will be different. During an informal NACDEP 2020 session, Grismer led a discussion using the graphic …
Leadership Jasper County graduated the 2017-18 class this week.  The Community Leadership Program works to create a network of willing, knowledgeable and committed leaders to step up and make a difference in their community. The Community Leadership Program was designed by several Purdue Extension faculty and staff to assist potential leaders in communities around the …
Asistant Program Leader Michael Wilcox leads HCI participants through an exercise on Community Capitals
Michael Wilcox, Assistant Program Leader for Purdue Extension Community Development, was the May 10 guest speaker for the Community Economics and Leadership Program (CELP) meeting in Indianapolis.  The data snapshot that Michael presented showcased a variety of demographic, economic and labor market information that local leaders and organizations can use to gain a better perspective …
Congratulations to the 2018 class of Leadership Vigo County, a program provided by Purdue Extension Vigo County, who graduated last month! The graduation ceremony was held at a local restaurant and Kristi Whitacre, Purdue Extension Community Development Educator and Leadership Vigo County Program Leader, congratulated participants as she passed out their certificates. After researching the …
Congratulations to the inaugural class of Leadership Vigo County, a program provided by Purdue Extension Vigo County, who graduated earlier this month! The graduation ceremony was held at Launch Terre Haute in The Deming and included an inspirational leadership message from Richard Payonk, United Way of the Wabash Valley Executive Director. Payonk encouraged the group …