NLDI Online

A virtual training and development series for community and faith leaders leading real and measurable individual, organizational and community change.
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The NLDI Online program is developed for the on-the-go community and faith-based leader. The power point training slides and modules are provided in a self-teach and asynchronous manner to afford the user access 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The NLDI Online topics during 2015 – 2016 are reflective of our Kansas Community Leadership Enterprise Summits, the Violence Free Zones technical assistance supports, the place-based Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute, and other WC programs conducted over its 35-year history.

The curriculum is divided into three sections: Individual Development, Organizational Development, and Community Development. Individual development concentrates on goal setting, career and professional development, and useful habits to live by. Organizational development concentrates on developing fundamentally strong community businesses to include business planning, ethical behavior and social responsibility, business laws and compliance, functions of management, the art and science of leadership, and financial management. Community development concentrates on comprehensive community planning, neighborhood revitalization, community building, economic development, education, employment and training, healthcare, housing, social services, and youth development.

NLDI Online is an open enrollment formatted program. We were initially able to provide training to our participants as a result of a task specific contribution in 2013 and 2014 from the Dodge Jones Foundation. The contribution required that we develop NLDI Online into an internet based-training and technical assistance platform that community-based nonprofit and faith-based organizations can depend on for quality training. Participants will be able to cross-learn best practices and applications from community leaders from various communities throughout the United States.We are pleased to have been able to integrate NLDI Online into our Kansas Community Leadership Enterprise program model as a component of technical assistance and as a supplement to the training received during six 2-day summits held in six Kansas communities between April 15, 2015 and August 31, 2015. Those communities were: Kansas City, KS; Wichita, KS; Pittsburg, KS; Salina, KS; Topeka, KS; and Garden City, KS.


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Once registered, you will be able to access NLDI Online Power Point presentations and learn at your own pace. Each time you sign in, we will be able to record your visit and the amount of time you devoted to learning the topic found in NLDI Online. Upon completion of a track, we can administer a close-out test for each developmental track. We are happy to award completion certificates for each of the three tracks completed upon demonstration of evidence supporting successful completion of close-out tests.

NLDI Online Tracks
Welcome to the NLDI Online program. We know that you will experienced life long lessons that you will be able to use to improve your personal life, the life of your organization, and the life of your community.
Track One
Individual Development
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Habits To Live By
Track Two
Organizational Development
  • Business Planning
  • Ethical behavior and social responsibilty
  • Business Laws and complience
  • Functions of management
  • The art and science of leadership
  • Financial management
Track Three
Community Development
  • Comprehensive Community Planning
  • - Community building and public safety
    - Economic development
    - Education
    - Employment and training
    - Healthcare
    - Housing
    - Social services
    - Youth development
  • Neightborhood Revitalization and Restoration
  • Neighborhood Stabilization
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