Awards Spotlight: Nicole Breazeale

The CDS Awards Committee was privileged to present Nicole Breazeale the Outstanding Community Development Educator Award. She is an Associate Extension Professor of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky, and has been a CDS Member since 2015. Breazeale gratiously said of fellow CDS Members “This is really a special group of professionals. That’s one of the many reasons […]

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August Updates – VC of Programs

Greetings fellow CDS Members! I’m pleased to step into my new Officer role and extend an invitation to all of you to join the Working Groups that will be convening in September. If you are into learning about the cool things happening in Portland, Oregon, please consider joining the 2023 Conference Host WG to help identify […]

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September CDS Webinar

A Land With a People: Exploring Community Development through Palestinian and Jewish Voices and Visions Tuesday, September 27, 2022 — 1:00 -2:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) CDS is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the International Association for Community Development to jointly host this webinar featuring Esther Farmer (co-editor of A Land With […]

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July CDS Webinar

Local development and Polish self-government practice: Outreach and research conducted by Wrocław University of Economics and Business, Poland Friday, July 15, 2022 — 12:00 noon Eastern Time (US & Canada) Presenter Andrzej Sztando, Ph.D. is a Professor of Wrocław University of Economics and Business (WUEB), Poland. His research interests are in local development, as well as […]

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Awards Update

The 2022 Awards Season is here! Updated dates and descriptions of each award can be found on our website. The link to the nominations form will appear on the website starting Monday, May 9. You can nominate a colleague for the Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award, the Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award, the Community Development […]

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April Updates – VC of Programs

The call for proposals just went out last week for the 2022 CDS Virtual Conference and is open through April 30, 2022. We look forward to reviewing your submissions! Please contact Mary Emery, Vice Chair Programs, at programs@CDSociety.org if you are interested in helping review submissions. We are working on putting together a very exciting conference […]

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April CDS Webinar

Community Development and Community Well-Being: Exploring Relational Frameworks and Constructs Rhonda Philips, Purdue University April 21, 12 noon Central Time (US) How happy are our communities? Community well-being (CWB) is gaining attention as an emerging construct for understanding the collective “wellness” of a city, town, or neighborhood. Many of the same aspects of CWB have long […]

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2022 CDS Conference – Call for Proposals

The Future of Community Development: The Field and the Society July 17-20, 2022 Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2022 Amidst an ongoing global pandemic, social uprisings, and a divisive political climate, these past few years have invited us all to reckon with our identities, our work, and our futures. Many are seeing with more clarity the […]

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