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Training & Professional Development

Simply put, NeighborWorks America’s training and certification offerings represent the very best in professional development for those serving people and communities in any capacity. 

No other organization matches our breadth, depth and focus in this field, and no other organization is in a position to identify trends and build training around cutting-edge approaches as we do.

NeighborWorks Training Institute, Seattle, WA
NeighborWorks Training Institute, Seattle, WA
Explore all the Seattle NeighborWorks Training Institute has to offer. The featured Wednesday Symposium: Reframing the Narrative Around Race, Equity, and Inclusion (ML926), is the first segment of the four part series, Pathways Out of Poverty. 
Upcoming Faculty-led Courses
Upcoming Faculty-led Courses
NeighborWorks Faculty-led courses are similar to the distance learning offered by many top-notch universities This interactive learning experience offers the opportunity to collaborate with an expert instructor and peers online.  MORE INFORMATION
Upcoming Interactive Webinars
Upcoming Interactive Webinars
To stay on top of your ever-increasing workload, and to be able to jump on exciting opportunities, you need an efficient and cost-effective way to pick up specific skills and the latest, most innovative practices. We're bringing you the kind of valuable learning you enjoy at in-person NeighborWorks events distilled into timely and time-saving interactive webinars.  MORE INFORMATION
Self-guided Courses
Self-guided Courses
Our self-guided courses enable you to stay close to your work while gaining valuable knowledge, skills and downloadable tools and resources. You can take advantage of this user-friendly professional development opportunity whenever it fits into your busy schedule, and wherever you can connect to the Internet. And you’ll save your valuable travel dollars and time away from the office.  MORE INFORMATION

You can learn with NeighborWorks at in-person training events or ─ for greater convenience and cost efficiency  ─ online.  Whatever vehicle you choose, you can rely on the high-quality content of our courses, designed and delivered by expert practitioners and thought leaders in the nonprofit, community development and affordable housing arenas. Most of our courses count toward professional certificates and certifications that help advance your career.

NeighborWorks offers a high-quality learning experience and comprehensive curricula for all levels of staff – novice to experienced – centered around four major themes:

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For professionals who educate, counsel and coach clients to improve their finances and prepare them to achieve and sustain homeownership.
Courses are offered in financial capability and housing education/counseling.

For professionals who plan, develop, build, rehab and manage affordable housing for low- to moderate-income residents.
For professionals who bring residents together to revitalize communities and improve quality of life.
For professionals who lead, develop strategic plans and allocate resources for nonprofit organizations.
Courses are offered in nonprofit management and leadership

Training & Services