Civic Life Institute

2014 Civic Life Institute | What’s Next, WV?

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Civic Life Institute

Registration Is Open & You’re Invited!

At the 18th Annual Civic Life Institute, not only will you learn powerful skills for improving the quality of life in your community, you’ll also learn about an exciting new statewide initiative–What’s Next, West Virginia?aimed at creating a more prosperous economic future for our state.
What you learn can apply to a wide range of public issues facing your community:

  • Organizing community discussions
  • Facilitating productive discussions of public issues
  • Moving from community dialogue to action
  • Networking with others who are building connected communities

Cost is $95, with a limited number of need-based scholarships available. (Contact us for more information.)


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What’s Next, WV?

New Initiative: WV’s Economic Future

Many West Virginians believe the time is right for deep conversations about our state’s future, ones that bring people together who don’t normally talk to one another—ones that allow fresh, innovative thinking to emerge.  What’s Next, WV?  is a nonpartisan, statewide initiative designed to support these community-based conversations and to help communities move from dialogue to action planning—based on their own ideas for building stronger local economies.


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Betty Knighton, Director
West Virginia Center for Civic Life