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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Community Development Initiatives

The Community Development Program in Lorain County offers many programs and services such as:

Team Building and Organizational Development

  • Conflict Management and Dealing with Difficult People 
  • The Five Habits of Highly Functioning Teams
  • Strengths Finder for Teams, as well as individual coaching and specific training for managers
  • DISC for Teams

Assistance in Preparing Grant Proposals 

  • Introduction to Grant Writing 
  • You Write the Grant Workshop
  • One on One Grant Coaching

Government Academy

  • Training for Elected Officials and Board Members
  • Public Education on Local Government and Civic Participation
  • CLEs for Attorneys

Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Economic Impact

  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plans 
  • Retail Market Analysis
  • Impact Mapping
  • Business Retention and Expansion