In addition to SFCDC’s training programs, several local groups provide training on advocacy, housing and economic development, and organizational development.  Several regional and national organizations provide excellent training as well.


Catalyst Miami

Catalyst Miami (formerly the Human Services Coalition) offers a variety of training programs in advocacy and leadership development.

Programs include:

  • Parent Leadership Training Institute
  • Advocacy Corps Training
  • Public Allies
  • Neighborhood Leadership Program
  • Storytelling Initiative

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Metropolitan Center’s Training Institute provides training programs to state agencies, local government, and non-profit organizations in South Florida.  Topics range from essential customer service skills to creating organizational performance measures.

Programs include:

  • Business writing
  • Customer service
  • Grant writing
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Records management
  • Strategic planning

Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program at the University of Miami School of Architecture

As well as offering an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program, the Real Estate Development and Urbanism program offers short courses, seminars, and a lecture series.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of real estate development
  • Livable community planning and design


Community Real Estate Development at the University of South Florida Institute Of Government

Community Real Estate Development (CRED) is a three-module certificate program designed to give participants the tools to carry out successful affordable housing and community development initiatives.

Topics include:

  • Basics of real estate analysis
  • Financing and subsidy resources for affordable housing
  • Managing the community real estate development process

Florida Housing Coalition

The Coalition’s goal is to offer a seamless continuum of training opportunities on any housing or community development topics with which you may need assistance. Our Technical Advisors’ expertise is regularly tapped for local, state and national programs, such as:

The Florida Housing Coalition also hosts an annual training conference each year.


Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Advisors, technical assistance (TA) work begins with an assessment that identifies capacity gaps and strategic opportunities. They then design and deliver practical, results-oriented TA that is responsive to local market forces and aligned with community needs and priorities. They strive to build the capacity of the public sector so that funding is deployed effectively and so that programs are operating optimally to meet the needs of all residents.

Our technical assistance goals:

  • Deploy limited resources strategically
  • Leverage and align resources with opportunities
  • Use data and outcomes to drive decision making
  • Utilize best practices from across the country
  • Efficient operation of programs that meet needs
  • Culturally and linguistically competent services

National Development Council

The National Development Council (NDC) offers training in economic and housing development finance through certification programs, professional development courses, and an annual NDC Academy.

Topics include:

  • Economic development finance
  • Housing development finance
  • Rental housing development finance

NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America provides training in a broad range of community and revitalization practices through several opportunities including national Training Institutes, local Place-Based Training and online learning such as webinars and eLearning.  Some of the programs offer a professional certificate.

Topics include:

  • Affordable housing
  • Asset management
  • Community economic development
  • Community engagement
  • Community & neighborhood revitalization
  • Construction & production management
  • Homeownership & community lending
  • Management & leadership