CDS Members can benefit from quick and low-cost access to professional development on
emerging trends and approaches to community development. Given the growing popularity of
virtual webinars and the ease of delivery through platforms like Zoom, the Board decided to
make these opportunities part of the CDS Programs suite. In turn, Margaret Stout, Vice Chair of
Programs, put out the call for leadership in the formation of Webinar Working Group—and
Mary Emery and Norman Walzer answered.
While CDS has offered and collaborated on hosting several webinars in 2022, we are looking to
build a consistent schedule and method of delivery. The Webinar Working Group will convene
in May to explore Member interest in this approach, possible topics, expected costs, marketing
approaches, and related issues. They invite interested CDS members to consider joining and
participate in a Zoom meeting to discuss engagement in more detail.
Deadline: April 10, 2023