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1995 Community Development Conference
The brochure for the upcoming annual CDS conference is now available. To
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Community Development Society 27th Annual International Conference
July 23-26, 1995
University of Arkansas Center for Continuing Education/
Fayetteville, Arkansas U.S.A.
Theme: A Vision of Justice Through the Globe of Villages
The Community Development Society (CDS) invites you to attend and
participate in its 27th annual international conference on July
23-26, 1995 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A. Your involvement is
central to the purpose of CDS--to encourage and facilitate the
exchange of ideas, information and expertise among individuals
and organizations engaged in or concerned with community
development as a vehicle for change in a constantly evolving
The conference theme, A Vision of Justice Through the Globe of
Villages, reflects the dramatic changes occurring across the
planet. The dominant social, political and economic patterns of
the industrial era are being replaced by a society in which two
interdependent systems--one global and one local--are creating
the future. Community has begun to supersede states and nation-
states as the focus of fundamental change.
In this new era of community, we need to ask ourselves a number
of questions: What will be the emerging patterns of social,
political and economic justice? How will the new opportunities
be extended to all villagers ? How do we build just and
sustainable communities in the globe of villages? As the world
transforms, community development stands at the forefront of
those committed to justice for all people and the power of the
democratic process in the community. To be leaders in change, we
must continue to think about how community development is
affected in our own practice and as a discipline.
The 1995 Annual International Conference of the Community
Development Society promises to be educational and stimulating.
We are delighted to have several top-notch speakers for our
Plenary Sessions, and the six concurrent session time slots will
be filled with dozens of presentations and workshops developed
and presented by our own members. The conference will give you an
opportunity to learn about the new methodologies in community
development, how the practice of community development is
changing, how persons from around the globe are implementing
community development strategies and how you can improve your own
practice of community development.
Other Conference Highlights
Soapbox Luncheon: talk about anything and everything. We never
know what is in store, so don t miss out!
Exhibits and Posters will be available for viewing throughout the
conference. Stop by and see the latest in community development.
Hallway Conversations: These informal discussions will take place
in the halls, curled up on lounge chairs, over coffee/tea. Here
is a chance to identify and talk with others involved with
similar issues, topics and programs. Do you have a topic you
would like to discuss?
Share Fair: A room will be available with book shelves, tables,
computers, a photocopier, VCR s and tape players. Bring stuff
related to community development that you have on your shelves
and in your closets and give them to energetic souls who can put
them to good use.
Pre-Conference Professional Training Workshops on Sunday, July
23, 1995. Registration fees for the optional training workshops
are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.
Workshop A: Community Development Upfront
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Frank Fear, Michigan State University
This workshop focuses on an overview of initiating community
development in a University system and beginning application
within targeted communities. The workshop is designed for those
interested in gaining beginning skills, an awareness and
understanding of initiating support for community development and
steps in advancing internal expansion.
Workshop B: Ecotourism
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Faye Knox, Newton County Arkansas Resource Council
Information and practical application on initiating, implementing
and sustaining a focus on ecotourism is the agenda for this
workshop. It is designed for those who may be considering tourism
as an option in community development and for those who are
actively engaged in ongoing efforts.
Workshop C: Moving Community to Action
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Teresa Hogue, Pat Corcoran and Jeff Milligan,
Oregon State University
An overview of processes used in over 122 communities to engage a
wide, cross-section of citizens in sustained community efforts is
the focus of this workshop topic. Communities have demonstrated
changes in a range of community conditions addressing economic,
safety, education, health and family needs. It is designed for
those interested in generating sustained conditional changes and
moving beyond "grants driven" solutions.
Workshop D: Community Development: The Critical Element
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Dr. Lyla Houglum, Dean/Director Extended Education
and Extension Service, Oregon State University
The critical role of community development in bridging local
communities with global communities will be the topic of this
workshop. Dr. Houglum will frame a vision for future communities
and the call to action for building interdependent partnerships
which maximizes citizen participation.
Workshop E: Information Highway
12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Al Boss, manages the CDS discussion network
(CD4URBAN). Session will present a basic introduction to using
the internet. Included in this session will be an introduction to
the internet and an overview of some of the internet resources
dealing with community development, enrollment will need to be
Conference Registration Information
Registration Deadline is July 7th.
Early Fee Late Fee
CDS Members $150 $175
Non-Members $205 $230
For more information or to request a brochure contact: University
of Arkansas Center for Continuing Education at: 501-575-3604 or
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