Community Development Training at your Leisure

CEDAM has an archive of recorded 30 minute trainings you can watch any time online. You can find a descriptive list of each available training below.

If you have a training or conference session you want us to video record, contact Olivia Courant at or 517-485-3588.

If you are looking for even more training opportunities, try the following:

  1. Check to see if there are free webinars useful to you.
  2. Visit the MITTAC training calendar to see upcoming community development trainings and conferences (you can also submit your event to the calendar).
  3. Send a note to that you want to know about CEDAM’s new community development trainings when they become available.
Land Banking 101
Dan Kildee describes what land banks are, how they are formed, what they can do and other basics of land banking.
Lobbying for Nonprofits 101
Erin Skene-Pratt explains the rules of nonprofit lobbying.
Start Your Own Food Business
How to sell foods made from your home kitchen under the Michigan Cottage Food Law.
Introduction to Complete Streets
A condensed webinar covering the basics of complete streets, including what they are, benefits, current Michigan laws and how to begin thinking about implementing complete streets in your community.
How to Engage Volunteers Downtown
Jamie Schriner-Hooper gives tips and pointers in this 15 minute presentation on how to engage volunteers to get stuff done in downtowns.
Creating Art on an Urban Canvas
Find out ways to host your own art show, see different kinds of street art, and listen to Michigan artists who create art in and on urban settings.