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 June 15!
 opening: Assistant Professor, Community and Economic Development, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Job opening: University of Kentucky Community and Leadership Development Department is seeking candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor

Job opening: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY: Assistant Professor
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Call for Papers for Edited Research Volume - Community Supported Enterprises, Deadline: July 1

WCDC2018: World Community Development Conference - IACD

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President's Update
President's Update - Detroit here we come!
By Cindy Banyai
We are rocking and rolling preparing for our annual conference coming up in Detroit July 21-25. I am excited to share with you that our night out event will be held at the Detroit Historical Museum, an amazing venue! We also have secured some wonderful musical acts to demonstrate the arts and local talents in our host city, including the very special Daybreaker Rave and Fitness event featuring the Godmother of House Music, DJ Hotwaxx Stacey Hale. Early bird registration ends June 15, so get those registrations in!
Your leadership has also been working on the elections and planning for the transition of new directors and officers. Be sure to join us at the Business Meeting luncheon on Tuesday, July 24 for their installation.
In order to continue to improve our organization, a committee was formed to review our current bylaws. The group is working on a document to share and crafting interactive discussions at the conference to get your input and feedback and proposed changes. We hope you can get involved!
Thanks again to all our wonderful members for the work you do in our communities! I look forward to seeing you in Detroit!
CDS News
Statement from CDS on IACD's "Towards Shared International Standards for Community Development Practice"
The recent publication of the International Association of Community Development's (IACD) "Towards Shared International Standards for Community Development Practice" (Standards) is a monumental step forward to continue to define and refine community development around the world. Building off the definition of community development that was developed by the members and accepted by the Board of IACD and CDS, the Standards are an important piece, articulating the boundaries of our field. IACD and CDS members were invited to comment on the Standards as they were being developed, so many perspectives are represented. An important next step that CDS can take from here is to build off the Standards to describe jobs and roles that take on responsibility in community development, particularly from the context of CDS being an international organization based in the United States of America. I encourage our membership to participate in discussions such as this through our own CDS Connect and through our partners at IACD.
Definition of community development - "Community development is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes participative democracy, sustainable development, rights, economic opportunity, equality and social justice, through the organisation, education and empowerment of people within their communities, whether these be of locality, identity or interest, in urban and rural settings".
Here is a link to the Standards.
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