Western Canada’s communities are facing major economic challenges. In light of this, rural development practitioners need tools and strategies to assist their communities in the move to a long-term sustainable future. Rural diversification is about broadening an economic base with a variety of business types and jobs, while creating a balanced and stable economy. For this reason, students will learn strategies to build upon a community’s comparative advantages and define diversification opportunities.
Students will develop a rural diversification project throughout the course. As a western Canada rural development practitioner, you will find this course engaging and relevant to your daily work. It is interactive, with computer quizzes and games, video conference learning events, discussion forums, face-to- face interviews and culminates in a rural diversification project work plan for your communities. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to interact and learn from each other.
Course Tuition: $750.00 (includes resource book.
Enquiries: Contact Judy McMillan-Evans, Community Futures Network of Alberta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration deadline: March 23, 2012
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