Advanced CDI set for March 1-2 at LSCS

The Advanced Year session of the 2010 Texas Community Development Institute at Lone Star College System will be held on March 1-2.

The Advanced CDI sessions, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, will provide valuable insight about the evolving social media landscape. Sage Lewis, president, SageRock Digital Marketing Agency, will share practical information and tools on how to use Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Linked In and other social media applications in the areas of community and economic development over the two-day session.

CDI was created to train community officials and volunteers in the techniques of modern leadership and management of community development efforts.

The comprehensive program curriculum is designed to meet the increasing challenges facing community developers in today's fast-paced society and is applicable for community leaders from towns and cities of all sizes. CDI approaches community development as both a process and a program.

Since the program's inception in 1987, more than 1,000 community leaders from city /state/county governments, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, utility companies, and community social services throughout the country have participated in the program.

Advanced CDI is designed for individuals who have completed Years One, Two, and Three of CDI and want to learn additional information regarding the latest trends in community development. Completion of Advanced CDI is recognized by the Community Development Council for education requirements, training, work experience and eligibility criteria for re-certification.

“We are thrilled to again offer this advanced training to our CDI constituents,” said Kay Fitzsimons, LSCS director for the community leadership institute. “The sessions will be both informative and interactive.”

Both CDI and Advanced CDI will be held at the LSCS Central Services and Training Center at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.

The registration fee of $375 for the Advanced Year CDI covers instruction, student materials, two meals and refreshment breaks.  Lodging and outside meals are the responsibility of the participant. A detailed agenda for the entire course is available for download at LoneStar.edu/cdi.

For more information contact Fitzsimons at 832-813-6623 or visit the CDI Web site at LoneStar.edu/cdi to register online and see additional information about the institute.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center @ Montgomery, LSC-University Center @ University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu. 

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