Workshops

These Regional Capacity Building workshops are to assist communities interested in preparing for the Stellar Communities Program application. The purpose of these workshops is to provide skill building tools and case studies  that communities can use to improve their work individually and collaboratively within regions. 

The program is designed for any community leaders looking to build relationships within their own community and the region that surrounds them. An incorporated Indiana community of any size that are not entitled to direct Community Development Block Grant funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are eligible to participate in these workshops. Communities are asked to register between two and eight people per community for the entire series. 
 

DATE TIME (ET) TITLE LOCATION REGISTRATION
September 5   Overview of Capacity Building Program Webinar Watch the video
December 5 3 – 4 PM Review Session
1 & 2
Webinar Click here
February 4 1 – 3 PM Internal & External Communication Peru Public Library
102 E Main Street, Peru, IN 46970
Click here
February 6 1 – 3 PM Internal & External Communication The Downtown Depot, 1401 J Street 
Bedford IN 47421
Click here
February 25 1 – 3 PM Execution & Implementation Peru Public Library
102 E Main Street, Peru, IN 46970
Click here
February 27 1 – 3 PM Execution & Implementation The Downtown Depot, 1401 J Street 
Bedford IN 47421
Click here
March 13 1 – 3 PM  TBD Indianapolis Click here


OCRA has partnered with HPG Network to help administer these workshops for no cost to participants across the state. Based in Ft. Wayne, The HPG Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating thriving communities. The HPG Network strengthens communities by establishing a framework for collaboration, convening local resources, and equipping stakeholders by providing the following services: municipal partnering and planning, organizational and staff development, strategic planning, process improvement, neighborhood sustainability, compliant community development programs, community convening for local stakeholders, emergency preparedness, emergency planning & exercises, project management, and educational conferences.