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Review for Rural Development Initiatives (RDI), Coburg, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Late in 2015, I was accepted into the Yamhill Valley 2016 Ford Institute Leadership Program. During the past year, along with dozens of other local county residents, I've actively participated in 48 hours of intense leadership training designed to develop leadership skills in order to create community-based change. It truly has been life-changing - not just for me and the other participants - but for the residents of this region who will benefit from community leaders who have learned how to build and sustain community capital. Honestly, I knew it was a good program (I've been trying to get into it for years) but I didn't know just how good until I invested over 200 hours of my own time in the training, homework assignments, readings, and cohort project. These are lessons that I will put to use in making my community a better place. RDI invested in me and I will pay it forward , resulting in a better Oregon.

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