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The 2020 online Intensive will open with a live, interactive session on Thursday, August 13 (12 p.m. ET). On the subsequent two Tuesdays and two Thursdays, we will continue with additional live sessions. Two evening special sessions will be available as part of the package. Only registered participants will have access to these sessions.

Throughout the week, there will be additional videos, activities, and the opportunity to connect with others in our network. The concluding session on August 27 will include key steps for participants to use their shared learning to implement the model in their community. 

Participants will have access to a total of 25 hours of interactive and guided content, which will be available beyond the concluding session. UEC team members will be available to provide additional advice and feedback.


August 13: Opening Circle and Goal Setting

August 18: Nuts and Bolts of the UEC Model

August 20: Engaging Your Community

August 25: Advice from Experts

August 27: Implementation and Closing Circle

Additional video material and interactive activities will be spaced throughout the week.


We will cover key information about the UEC model, as well as additional topics in special sessions on demand.

• Taking a Systems Approach to Abundance

• Volunteerism in Action

• Community Science and Land Stewardship

• Exploring Community-based Development

• Enacting Principles of Equity, Dignity, Justice

• Introduction to Board Structure and Board Evolution

• The UEC Business Model and Fundraising Keys

• Defining Partnerships: Panel of Community Leaders

• Fundraising and Collaboration

• Brownfield Restoration in the Menomonee Valley

• Program Planning with a Design Lens

• Facilities Planning with a Design Lens

We will work with you and your organization to provide further sessions on demand upon completion of the Intensive, which serves as an introduction to these modules.

The Online Advantage

We have learned in recent months more that ever that connections to nature and each other are vital, and facilitating them online can be the next best thing. Our online programming has received tremendous responses from our neighbors near and far. We’ve tried new things, experimented, and come away with even more options for being a part of our communities when our work is so needed. And we want to share what we have learned with you! Some plans had to be reshaped, and others were abandoned, but was has worked has taught us great things. We also believe, in the spirit of our collaborative enterprise, that you have much to teach us and each other, through our expanding network. The online Intensive will be a chance to explore some of the new efforts together, from far and wide. You can join us for some frank talk about these possibilities! Our experienced facilitators will assess your questions and interests each day. We can share with you customized options for engaging within your community in a very practical way by guiding the online conversation to address your needs.

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Scholarships available.

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