CDES 2011

Click here to read the summary from the July 2011 Convening.

What is the Convening of Western CDES? 
The annual convening of Western Community Development Extension Specialists (CDES) is a time to think regionally about the needs of the West’s rural communities and how all of our efforts can be shared across state boundaries to create thriving communities in the region.

Goals of the CDES Annual Convening
Assess Extension’s Community Development (CD) capacity in the western region to address the high priority issues identified at the Rural Development Roundtables.

Examine personnel and FTE’s devoted to Extension Community Development in each state and the extent to which professionals in the field have received CD training.

Compare programs and learn from one another. Each state will be given approximately 20 minutes to describe its Community Development programs. A question and answer period will be provided so that ideas can be shared. In addition, overviews of regional and national programs that are available will be provided.

Discuss approaches to develop and implement multi-county, multi-state and region-wide programs to address critical issues.

Examine significant gaps in programs where there are priority needs that are not being addressed.

Who Should Attend 
Community Development Extension Specialists and Extension Specialists whose work includes community development activities.

How Can I Participate?
Simply register for the meeting in Boise. Click here for details.

Please note: This is an invitation-only event. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested in attending, please contact us.