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Announcing the Successful Communities Contest & Conference Call

CM_logo-200pxWe are pleased (and somewhat saddened) to announce the last conference call in the three-part capacity building series being hosted by our partners at CommunityMatters and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design. This final call, titled “Secrets of Successful Communities”, is coming up on Thursday, August 22nd from 3-4pm EST and will feature CIRD’s own Ed McMahon:

Last year Barbara Walters asked four billionaires for their Top 20 Secrets of Success. The #2 secret? “Always be True to Yourself.” It turns out that applies to communities, too. Join national thought leader Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute for an inspirational conversation: Ed will share this and other secrets of successful communities that he has gleaned over the course of decades working in towns across the country.

We encourage all NCDD members to register here to participate in the call.

This call is all the more exciting because it is the feature of the first CommunityMatters Listening Party! Participants are being encouraged to organize groups to listen in on the conference call and use CM’s discussion guide to facilitate conversations about how to use the knowledge gained from the conference call in their own communities.

Listening party organizers will also be entered to win  the first Successful Communities Contest! The contest will award four $500 prizes to listening party groups that submit a plan for taking action that comes out of the call. More details on the contest are available here.

You can find out more details about the call, listening parties, and how to enter the contest at the CommunityMatters page here: www.communitymatters.org/event/secrets-successful-communities. Good luck in the contest, and we’ll look forward to “seeing” you all on the call!

An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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