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~ by Kris Parker, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension   How effective am I at working across cultural differences? Do others see me as culturally competent? One of the key frameworks of the Navigating Difference workshop, the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity created by Dr. Milton Bennett, illustrates stages of how people experience and …
~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 …
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 …
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 …