Community Development Education

Purpose & Goals

The Community Development Education (CDE) Initiative Team is a group of educators and specialists located across Wyoming that aim to increase the capacity of communities, enterprises, and families to create a sustainable future in which to live, learn, and work.

The team’s focus is outlined in the University of Wyoming Extension Strategic Plan. The CDE area is one of five outlined in the Strategic Plan.

This initiative helps develop communities by increasing skills in:
  • Communication - Creating shared understanding
  • Decision Making - Using effective processes and science
  • Financial Management - Increasing stability and confidence
  • Goal Achievement - Attaining extraordinary results from ordinary resources
  • Leadership - Empowering people and communities toward a brighter future
  • Networks - Working together to build home and community
  • Problem Solving - Finding threads of agreement and weaving them together