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Community Leadership Development

The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is an independent, nonprofit organization developing local leadership that responds to the
challenges of the future of small towns and rural communities.

What We Do

* Research and Evaluation of small towns and rural communities.
* Training through interactive workshops and webinars.
* Facilitation of community planning processes.
* Compiling Information into useful and practical publications for widespread use.

Heartland Center 30th Anniversary Activities–Save the Date

This year, we are publishing the 4th edition of our book, Clues to Rural Community Survival. The publication release will be in conjunction with our annual institute on October 17-19, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event will also be held in conjunction with the Community Capitals Framework Institute. You can get
more information and register here.

Graduate Lincoln, one of a small number of boutique hotels going up in university towns around the country is our conference/hotel venue. A guarenteed rate of $139 had been reserved until September 10.  You can book your hotel by clicking on this link.

Wall Selected as RFI Fellow

Our very own Milan Wall, Co-Director and founder of the Heartland Center was recently selected as an Inaugural fellow at Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska. Check out Milan's introductory video.

Meet the rest of the RFI fellows.