This is a workshop prepared and hosted by NAFSN as part of the CDP/NACDEP joint conference in Big Sky, Montana. It is titled, Developing a Food Systems Training and Certification Curriculum for Community Development and other Professionals.


In this workshop participants will be introduced to and have input on a U.S./Canadian training and certification program for professionals working on community food systems. It will begin with a general background presentations on the North American Food Systems Network and its Training and Certification Community of Practice work. Small group discussion will follow focusing on participants’ own training needs and experiences regarding the availability, cost, and convenience of professional development opportunities in food systems development work. This will be followed by an interactive presentation of sample content of the NASFSN CoP’s proposed community development–based foundational cluster of competencies. 


This workshop is intended to (a) foster collaboration between extension educators, community developers, planners, nonprofit staff, and others; (b) provide a sharing opportunity for local training and certificate programs being developed around the U.S. and Canada; and (c) encourage co-creative efforts in the development of a common national food systems development curriculum. 


Presenters will feature team members: Courtney Long; Duncan Hilchey; Joanna Massey Lelekacs; Chyi Lyi Liang; Craig Chase; Katie Wright; Kim Niewolny; Jane Kolodinsky; Brian Raison; Lynn Heuss; Susan Kelly.


Maximum number is 75.

Event Properties

Event Date 6/11/2017 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 6/11/2017 3:30 am ET
Individual Price Free