Effective Rural Outreach: Using the Concerns Report Method as a Tool for Change (1.5 Hours)

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About the Training

If you are looking for a better way to reach consumers and increase access in rural areas, then this training is what you need. Our presenters from the Rural Institute and Summit ILC in Missoula, Montana share their methods and success using the Concerns Report to connect with new consumers across large, rural portions of their service area. You will learn how to apply these tools to improve access in outlying towns, set up outreach offices, and get more consumer advocates involved in your Center.

Target Audience

Executive directors, program managers, board members and other center for independent living staff interested in rural outreach.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Describe basics of effective community development approaches in rural areas.
  • Identify strategies for developing consumer-directed rural networks that promote community and systems change.
  • Describe the Concerns Report Method (CRM), and other useful tools for identifying community strengths and specific consumer needs.
  • Identify outreach implementation tips, strategies, and outcomes through a case study shared by a rural CIL director.

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