The Brushy Fork Annual Institute serves to build the capacity of community-based leaders and organizations in Central Appalachia. It provides the training, resources, and networking tools Appalachian leaders need to work collaboratively and address the most pressing issues facing our region.
Our sessions cover a broad range of topics important to rural communities, from leadership development to economic development strategies. Attendees join an established learning community that provides opportunity to learn from what others have done and adapt what works.
The Annual Institute began in 2005 and is held each September at Berea College. 183 people attended last year’s event. Attendees represented 9 states, 64 Appalachian counties, 80 towns and cities, and more than 140 organizations.
Register today to connect with fellow community leaders, practitioners, and community development experts. You will expand your regional network, gather resources to put your ideas into action, and gain new skills and insights that will enhance your ability to improve your community.
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