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Midwest Community Development Institute 2021


What is Midwest CDI

IMPORTANT NOTICE; YEAR ONE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Contact Sandy Whittig if registering for Year 1 by email: sk-wittig@wiu.edu

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The complete Midwest CDI program consists of attending three four-day sessions, referred to as Year One, Year Two, and Year Three.

Year One focuses on the foundations of community development. It covers community development principles and practices, strategic visioning and planning.

Year Two focuses on economic development, It covers the "nuts and bolts" of implementing specific economic development projects.

Year Three focuses on putting it all together: how to coordinate community and economic development efforts for the best possible results.

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Midwest CDI sessions will begin at 9 am on Monday, August 9, 2021, and will end at 12 pm, Thursday, August 12, 2021. Only participants who attend ALL sessions will receive credit.


CDI sessions are held at the Stoney Creek Inn located at 101 18th Street in Moline, Illinois.


Early bird (register by June 30): $550

Regular (register by August 2): $600

Advanced Year* (register by August 2): $160

*To register for the Advanced Year, participants must have completed Years 1, 2, and 3. The cost for attending covers the entire week of institute sessions, materials, refreshments, and special events.

Qualified persons may Register for the Advanced Year HERE:

Lunch is included on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Payment is due by June 30, 2021, to secure the Early-Bird rate. Check-in will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn from 8-10 am, on Monday, August 9, 2021. Registration is open through Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Final payments are required by July 31, 2021, unless prior arrangements are made. Refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or before August 1, 2021, less a $50 processing fee.  After August 1, refunds will only be made for emergency situations.


A block of rooms has been reserved for Midwest CDI participants at Stoney Creek Inn (309-743-0101).  Please mention that you are attending Midwest CDI when making reservations to receive a special rate of $109/night.  The Stoney Creek Inn does provide a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning for guests.  Reservations must be received by July 12, 2021 to receive the special block rate.

Please mention Midwest CDI when making your reservation. For 2021, it is strongly recommended to make a hotel reservation early

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.