The NTI is a five-day event held four times annually in major cities throughout the United States. At each NTI, NeighborWorks offers over 100 classes to up to 2,000 community development professionals who come from our network organizations and beyond.
Courses cover the following content areas: Affordable Housing Development, Financial Capability, Housing Education and Counseling, Asset Management, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Community Engagement, Native American Community Development, Community Economic Development, Community and Neighborhood Revitalization, Construction and Rehab Management, Rural Development, and Single-Family and Small Business Lending.
Each NTI also includes a one-day symposium on a timely topic, instruction by expert practitioners and thought-leaders, free workshops on community development topics after the course day is through, and abundant peer networking opportunities. Unlike other conferences, NTIs are very much course-focused – there are no large plenary sessions and only one major reception during the week. Participants spend the majority of their time in classes of one, two, three or five days with 10-30 fellow learners.