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Latino Business and Community Development

The ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED) program has been proactively engaging Iowa’s growing Latino population since 2007 and has earned national recognition for its work with Iowa’s Latinos. Through partnerships with local governments, economic development groups, and a peer university, ISU Extension CED employs five community development specialists who are fluent in Spanish and have expertise in Latino community and economic development. Read more about Latino Business and Community Development

Developing Dynamic Leaders

ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development has an educational program, Developing Dynamic Leaders, that focuses on maximizing the strengths and skills of each individual. This two-part leadership program is highly interactive and guaranteed to bring out the creativity within you. The sessions will make you more valuable in your job, in volunteer groups, and in your community. The need for effective leadership in business, community organizations, and government is greater than ever before. You owe it to yourself to ratchet your leadership skills up a notch or two. Read more about Developing Dynamic Leaders

Advanced Accounting and CAFR Training

This class will instruct participants on understanding and applying year-end cash to accrual accounting conversion for cities and utilities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the reconciliation adjustments to the government-wide statements and maintenance of government-wide funds. Participants will also learn how to prepare a comprehensive annual financial report after the year-end accrual conversions are complete. Read more about Advanced Accounting and CAFR Training

Navigating Difference© Cultural Competence Training

Navigating Difference© was developed by Washington State University Extension and enables participants to create a safe and welcoming environment for all learners with activities that respect and support individual learning styles. Read more about Navigating Difference© Cultural Competence Training

BA120MPI-2: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

This session will focus on techniques for making city clerks better verbal communicators. It will provide clerks with some background on ways to assist in getting a message across through verbal communication. The session will also provide clerks with an opportunity to test these skills by presenting a short talk, which will be critiqued to help clerks improve their skills. This session will be done on an individual basis with the instructor. The instructor will review your video with you and provide suggestions on how to improve your speaking techniques. (Note: the last part of this will be a one-on-one evaluation done concurrently with FX250MPI).  Read more about BA120MPI-2: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

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