In order to meet new challenges and ensure an effective Main Street revitalization effort, program participants need ongoing training. Those participants – both staff and local community leaders – need different skills in different phases of the revitalization process. For that reason, the Virginia Main Street program offers a robust training calendar tackling basic revitalization start-up tactics to deeper-dive technical assistance applied through real community success stories and offered for remote participation and in a variety of classroom environments around Virginia.
Stay current on issues that affect traditional commercial districts and on new revitalization techniques and models. The 2019 Virginia Main Street Training Calendar is available now, listing opportunities at the regional, state and national levels. As each training approaches, registration and course details will be posted on this blog and the DHCD landing and program pages.
Upcoming trainings include:
January-February: Community Development Grants How-to-Apply Workshops
February-July: Incremental Development Alliance Trainings in Small Scale Development
April: Regional Rev Up The Six Q’s of Marketing
May: Webinar What is Main Street?
July: Downtown Intersections, Lynchburg