Leadership Development

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Leading into the Future

Increasing Leadership Capacity in Communities

Skills for Community Volunteers & Leaders

Community leaders and volunteers are most effective when they have the special skills needed to help manage the work of community decision-making. Our workshops cover a variety of topics, including meeting management for community settings, facilitation, outreach and engagement, and community collaboration. All workshops are designed to be interactive and leave participants with skills to be used in their communities.

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From rural innovation to group facilitation, CED wins accolades at national conference
Extension staff took home two major awards at the 2022 National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) Conference held... Learn More
From the hallway outside room 330 in the University of New Hampshire’s Memorial Union Building, two voices are clearly audible: one firm but frustrate... Learn More
It might seem out of character for a Yankee, but the completion of ordinary (and extra-ordinary) community projects like annual cleanup day, installat... Learn More


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In the summer of 2020, the Town of Derry began the process of engaging the community to determine the future of Hood Park. Goals included creating a c... Learn More
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations easily. However, it is important for meeting hosts and participants to... Learn More
Why Reach Out and Engage Your Community?

Healthy communities have an active and engaged citizenry. There are many ways to engage. Civic... Learn More
There are many ways to engage your community. Communities can consider forums, storytelling, posters  and many other ways to get more people involved ... Learn More
Why reach out and engage your local community?

Healthy communities have an active and engaged citizenry. There are many ways to engage.... Learn More
Being part of an action group working on a community-defined project can be extremely rewarding. It can also present many challenges, including those ... Learn More