Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Rural Community Capacity Building

Tags: Community Economic Development, Facilitation, Measurement, Training

Client Name: Massachusetts Rural Development Council, Massachusetts Agency of Community Development

Client Type: State Agency, Regional Development Organization

Year: 1996

Location: Massachusetts

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. delivered a two-day training program in collaboration with Vicki Creed of Learning Partners on community capacity building for the Massachusetts Rural Development Council (MRDC) and the Agency of Community Development. The first day included a training in facilitation for MRDC board members who represent federal, state and non-profit organizations involved in rural community development. The second day had these facilitators focus on training ten community teams in the community capacity building process.

"I feel it was a huge success and appreciate your being part of that."

- William H. Bradley, Director, USDA Rural Development, Massachusetts