Simon Fraser University (SFU) is looking for candidates for the 2016/17 Certificate Program for Community Economic Development. The next program runs from October 2016 to May 2017 and applications are being accepted until June 30, 2016.
SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development empowers you to help build a sustainable, local economy.
They offer a hands-on learning environment and a unique opportunity to grow your professional networks. The program is part-time over eights months. There are 2 one-week residencies in Vancouver, with the rest of the program delivered in a live, interactive, online classroom.
The CED program instructors are accomplished practitioners that share your passion for change and community development, want you to succeed and are genuinely eager to help you get there.
Their courses are relevant, and practical, whether you are out in your community finding out about local inititiatives, or working on projects with others in your cohort. Throughout the program, they focus on skill-building, personal growth and developing leadership skills.
When you join SFU’s CED program, you join a network of people committed to building strong, sustainable local economies. The program design intentionally facilitates the building and maintaining of relationships. Your network can be your strongest resource and so the SFU CED program helps students & alumni connect through events, newsletters and social media.
Every year, they have a wide mix of students: community builders, social workers, social entrepreneurs, communicators, community economic developers and other movers and shakers of all different stripes.
When selecting their cohort, attitude and experience matter most. They are seeking applicants who want to make positive change in their communities. If this sounds like you, then apply today!