Building Rural Communities through Leadership Development

RDI believes that effective, diverse, and collaborative leadership is essential to vital rural communities, and we believe that leadership can be an intentional and learned skill.

Rural communities throughout our region have knowledgeable and skilled leaders who work together to make a difference across the Pacific Northwest. RDI works to make sure rural places can continue to grow by partnering with communities to train and mentor emerging leaders. RDI’s Rural Community Leadership Program has reached more than 350 communities and 9,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Rural Community Leadership

Training rural leaders to build community capacity and create community vitality.

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Ready, Set, Grant!

Building the skills of nonprofit organizations to develop successful grant proposals. 

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RuraLead Learning Initiative

Understanding the state of rural leadership development around the nation and charting a path forward.

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Learn, network, and build your capacity to lead community efforts over lunch.

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