|On-Site Registration Feb 28 – Mar 4
Read the Opening Speech
for the Rural Symposium
and Watch a Summary Video of the Day
The New Orleans Training Institute calls on you to come together with your peers to see how New Orleans is working toward recovery, and to be inspired and educated to bring the same passion and skills to your own neighborhoods.
Learn more about the volun-tourism in New Orleans.
New Orleans' downtown continues to be full
of life. Come share the flavors and
heat of Cajun and Creole cooking with colleagues
at the local eateries. Catch up over a
rich cup of New Orleans coffee at Café Du
Monde. Stroll through the streets to take in the charm of the French-influenced
architecture. Enjoy an evening at blues-inspired
to world-renowned New Orleans jazz. Visit
the city’s world-famous zoo and aquarium.
And if you want the full experience of
New Orleans, its success and its continued
efforts, take a tour of the outlying areas and
see the recovery in progress.
The NeighborWorks New Orleans Training Institute will be an experience to
remember — exciting your senses, inspiring your heart and engaging your intellect.
Check out the over 100 courses available at this Institute,
as well as the Rural Symposium, which will highlight how innovations in the public,
private and community-based nonprofit sectors create channels to move capital into
the nation's rural and small cities. We know you will be thankful you joined us in
New Orleans, and we look forward to seeing you there!
On-Site Registration Feb 28 – Mar 4
New Orleans offers exciting opportunities for you and your staff:
Include a tour of the area with your experience:
Read about and see pictures from a tour held at the Washington, DC, area Training Institute!
ED145 Energize Your Local Economy with a Public Market
Visit the historic
French Market and smaller neighborhood markets
to learn how they act as catalysts for community
economic development and social interaction. Learn what type of
market is best for you and how to plan a market
that will be sustainable for your community.
Check out three great courses to enhance your Rural Symposium experience:
RD143 Introduction to Factory-Built Housing
Developing projects with factory-built housing often means lower costs, higher quality
and faster delivery times than traditional site-built construction. With funding dollars
so precious, why spend extra money on the most expensive type of construction (i.e.,
site-built)? This two-day course provides both a comprehensive foundation of basic
knowledge for the beginner as well as more in-depth subject material for those who
already have experience with factory-built housing.
RD144 Serving Owners of Manufactured Homes with New and Existing Programs
ED150 Commercial District Revitalization
Homeowners living in manufactured home communities are beginning to take control
of their communities through resident ownership with the support of policy advocates,
commercial real estate and community development lenders, community organizers and
non-profits. Learn everything you need to know about
manufactured housing, manufactured home communities and the homeowners who live
there. Explore research and the numerous advocacy and program opportunities and learn how to expand your current programs to build off of other non-profits
already working in this market.
Learn to create an effective revitalization program for your business district. Explore the
analysis and planning process. Discuss techniques for completing a market study and
creating a development strategy. Review commonly used tools such as facade improvement
programs, business loan programs and business improvement districts. Includes
lecture, case studies and exercises. Bring a calculator to this hands-on course.
Everyone can find a course to fit their needs in New Orleans:
This course, offered in partnership with the Community Land Tryst Network, is focused on the period after a resale-restricted home is sold, with some consideration for the steward's pre-purchase responsibilities.
The Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification
is the most widely esteemed credential for
residential property managers. Improve your property's bottom line, increase
productivity and secure a reputation as a manager
who knows what it takes to achieve the owner's
You'll learn how
to measure your community's progress to becoming
more sustainable, and explore how promoting
sustainability can help you address other key community
development issues. The course includes
extensive case exercises and the opportunity to
work with others to research and develop strategies
for the sustainable development challenges that are
most important to you.
This 3-day course is a condensed version of the
first course in the NDC EDFP certification program,
previously offered as ED260. The course explores
the financial skills required for the successful practice
of economic development within the context of
an overall economic development finance system. Learn about Financing sources such as SBA 504 and
7(a), HUD CDBG and 108, New Markets Tax Credits,
broad-based participation, both long-term residents
and new buyers need to be brought together around
positive activities. Participants in this course will
learn techniques for reading the patterns of neighborhood
leadership, and how to engage neighbors
in pride-building activities.
Join us for an exciting day of specialized building
science workshops presented by experts from
Affordable Comfort Inc. — a leader in advancing
home performance. ACI brings together the thinkers
and doers who are committed to finding out how
buildings really work by solving technical problems
as well as learning about and using new techniques,
tools and materials.
REO properties may offer attractive
pricing, but they can also present hidden challenges
and pitfalls to potential buyers. Homeownership
counselors who provide comprehensive individual
counseling can equip clients with timely information
to make informed decisions and protect their future
This practical course offers nonprofit leaders the
insight, tools and guidance they need to lead their
organizations during challenging times. The interactive
class will cover a review of the fundamental
concepts and capital structure of nonprofit financial
statements and techniques for incorporating this
data into decision making.
These resident-owned communities
are increasingly seeking the services of affordable
housing developers and service providers for home
improvement lending and contracting, weatherization,
single-family financing and homeownership
counseling and budget repair. Learn
everything you need to know about manufactured
housing, manufactured home communities and the
homeowners who live there.
2009 REGISTRATION DEADLINES*
|Early-Bird Registration Deadline (Save $50)
|Late Registration Period
||January 20 – February 8
||February 28 – March 4
|*If you are from a NeighborWorks organization, click here for special deadlines and registration information on the Members' Only Site under Training and Events .
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|Scholarships available for HUD-Approved housing counseling agencies to attend Homeownership and Community Lending courses. Find out more at www.nw.org/scholarships.
|Apply for National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) training scholarships. To learn more about scholarship opportunities, visit www.nw.org/nfmc.