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These videos cover a variety of topics to include board development, succession planning, trail funding, health and wellness and asset mapping. These are designed to further conversations, provide resources and enhance collaboration within the state. Each are led by a content expert at a partner agency, organization or not for profit.

On the second Wednesday of every month, a new learning is available. Videos are created with the help of our many partners. A big thank you to those partners to include: local main street organizations, Indiana Department of Transportation, Serve Indiana, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Office of Tourism, Purdue Center for Regional Development, community foundations and non-profits.


This month's video, provided by PCRD, is an overview on how to host successful focus groups.

Office of Tourism 101Get to know you session with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Click hereOctober 2019
PCRD - Talent Presnted by PCRD, learn more about the Nature and Location of Talent in Indiana with this session. Click hereSept. 2019
Park Planning Panel DiscussionAfter you watch the overview on how to create a park plan, watch this panel discussion to learn some tips and best practices.Click hereJuly 2019
5 Year Park & Recreation PlanClick to learn more about how to create a park plan, resources you can use when crafting your plan and tips from DNR on how to possibly obtain funding. Click hereJuly 2019
Indiana Arts Commission 101Click above to learn more about how the Indiana Arts Commission is making the arts happen across the state through grants, workshops, conference and capacity building.Click hereJune 2019
Indiana Humanities 101Indiana Humanities connects people, open minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Get to know them more by watching this Humanities 101 presentation. Click hereMay 2019
Grant for GradsGrant for Grads is a housing assistance program created by the Grant County Economic Growth Council administered by Affordable Housing & Community Development Corporation. This program is specifically for graduates with an associate’s degree or higher who are choosing to live and work in Grant County. Click to learn more about this innovative program to retain local talent! Click hereApril 2019
Main Street Panel: Full time leadership 

OCRA often receives the question of why should a community have a full or part time director / manager for the Main Street organization. In this video, we are talking with three Indiana Main Street groups that, in the past few years, decided to hire full time main street directors.

The panel consists of is Molly Freeland, Board Chair of Batesville Main Street; Becky Schepman, director of Seymour Main Street; and Heidi Peterson, director of Main Street Marion.

Click here March 2019
Community Foundation BasicsPresented by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, learn more about a local community foundation.Click here January 2019
Business Retention & ExpansionPresented by the Purdue Center for Regional Development, develop a better understanding of how a business retention and expansion program can help a community to retain and expand existing businessesClick hereDecember 2018
Discovering and mobilizing community assets

Presented by the Purdue Center for Regional Development, learn how to identify and discover the assets of your people and community through this interactive exercise.

Click here November 2018
Get to know the State Office of Rural HealthThe State Office of Rural Health is a division of the Indiana State Department of Health. The mission of the Indiana State Office of Rural Health is to enhance the growth of public health services, funding sources, and education opportunities for every Indiana rural resident. Learn more about the core functions of this division in this informational video.Click here October 2018
Board Volunteers & Transition PlanningLearn more about how to build leaders who are engaged members of your community and local board. Hear more from Marc McAleavey, Executive Director of Serve Indiana talk more about this topic! Click hereSeptember 2018
AmeriCorps - Getting Things Done in Hoosier CommunitiesIn this video, get to know AmeriCorps and learn about their network of national service programs whose goal is to improve lives and foster civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.Click here August 2018

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Community Liaison.