Leadership Development

Illinois Extension provides education and support for leaders who need to manage and guide organizations, businesses, and local government.

Workforce Development

Illinois Extension offers custom training for businesses and organizations looking to enhance their employees’ skills and improve their efficiencies.

Community Planning

Illinois Extension helps counties and communities develop comprehensive economic development initiatives and engage in participatory planning processes.

Building Entrepreneurial Communities

Illinois Extension helps local officials and business leaders create economic development strategies and policies that support entrepreneurs and business development.

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable communities connects to University of Illinois scholars and students to address our most pressing natural resource challenges.

Local Government Education (LGE)

Leadership academies, webinars, and workshops are designed to strengthen the skills and increase the leadership capacity of elected and appointed officials. The LGE Webinar Series offers timely information on topics that are important to community leaders, decision makers, agency staff, and government officials.

Community Survey Tool

Communities can not only turn to state- and county-level data for decision-making; they can also learn from primary data collected right in their own community. This online tool provides information on how to survey your community, a repository of questionnaire templates that you can edit and modify to meet your needs, and information on where to find secondary data that could also help you think of additional questions to ask your community.

Building Entrepreneurial Communities: Strategies for strengthening local economies.

Campus Engagement in Our Unit: SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially.