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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Winchester Pickle Festival: Example of community engagement and an opportunity to catch up on municipal housing policy in small-town New Hampshire
Winchester Pickle Festival: Example of community engagement and an opportunity to catch up on municipal housing policy in small-town New Hampshire Learn More
UNH Extension partnered with NH Housing to develop a curriculum that teaches HOP grantees, and others working to address housing in communities, about... Learn More
Stakeholders at the table included state policy makers, utilities, municipal staff, and representatives of local energy committees, area businesses, nonprofits, and schools
New Hampshire is grappling with energy challenges ranging from affordability and reliable supply to climate change and building a trained workforce to... Learn More

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A vibrant community relies on several key components, including economic vitality, community health, natural resources and recreation, community engag... Learn More
The town of Antrim, New Hampshire conducted a two-day community visioning session on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 2023. The forum utilized... Learn More
A story map is a web map that combines mapping with text, photos, multimedia and functionality to generate a stand-alone resource. Story maps use geog... Learn More
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations efficiently. In order to make your meeting as productive as possible, ... Learn More
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations efficiently. In order to make your meeting as productive as possible, ... Learn More
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
Healthy communities have an active and engaged citizenry. Public engagement is involvement in local decision-making — decisions that have an impact on... 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
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More
The Community Profile program provides an opportunity for communities to affirm strengths, identify opportunities for change, envision a vibrant futur... Learn More
The Community Profile program provides an opportunity for communities to affirm strengths, identify opportunities for change, envision a vibrant futur... Learn More
The Community Profile program provides an opportunity for communities to affirm strengths, identify opportunities for change, envision a vibrant futur... 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
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... 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