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Community Development

Resources and programs to build communities and assist with organizational change.


Applied Research - Fee based services include economic impact analysis and feasibility analysis. Contact: Nancy Hodur @ 701-231-7455

Appreciative Inquiry - This approach to planning builds on what's currently working, what we appreciate and want to keep. It looks at the possibilities for the future. Contact: Marie Hvidsten - 701-231-5929

Boards, Councils and Committees - Tools & presentations that encourage groups to work efficiently including: Generations Working Together; Personality Styles Inventory; Youth as a Partner; Managing Groups for Results; Making Meetings Work; Managing Conflict; Building Strategic Partnerships and Moving from Talk to Action. Contact: Rachelle Vettern - 701-231-7541

Community Trade Area Analysis - This workbook is a valuable tool for community decision-makers to use in identifying their market area and the potential success of a new business. Contact: Nancy Hodur - 701-231-7455.

Data Analysis/Information - Data analysis and information can be obtained through the State Data Center Network. Statistics, presentations, and printed documents can be obtained on-line at http://www.ndcompass.org. 

Ethical Leadership - The ability to do the right thing has a significant impact on everyone around us and is key to an individual's development as a leader. Discussion of ethical challenges and hands on activities will deepen participants' ability to recognize ethical problems and find solutions. Contact: Rachelle Vettern - 701-231-7541

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