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Consultation and Facilitation

Broadband Efforts in Vermont Communities
Here are some of the broadband efforts in Vermont communities that have happened or are still in progress. Ascutney Area The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, working with the...
Community and Organization Facilitation
VCRD is often called on to provide organizational consultation and resource referral both at the community and agency level. Listed below are a sample of the organizational supports VCRD has provided...
Vermont Higher Education Food System Consortium
VCRD founded and is facilitating the Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium. University of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges including Vermont Technical College, Sterling College, Green...
Vt. Aims To Become Food Systems Education Leader
by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER -- Vermont, with its reputation for handcrafted premium cheeses, pure maple syrup and craft beers, now wants to become a national leader in food systems...
Vermont aims to become hub of food systems education
MONTPELIER (AP) -- Known for its commitment to local foods and its artisanal cheeses, maple syrup and even beer, Vermont now hopes to become a national hub for food systems education. On Thursday,...
New Consortium Will Make Vermont a Global Center of Food Systems Education
Vermont took a giant step today towards becoming a global center for food systems education. The leaders of six of Vermont’s higher education institutions were at the State House to sign a...
Vermont aims to become hub of food systems education Six educational institutions have signed on to be part of the initiative
by Tim Johnson, Burlington Free Press MONTPELIER — Vermont’s leaders love to tout synergy, and a joint news conference Thursday morning announced another showcase example: an initiative that will...
Colleges Will Share Students To Boost Food & Ag Education
by Steve Zind, Vermont Public Radio A group of Vermont public and private higher learning institutions has announced a plan to share students and programs in an effort to boost the state’s image as...
Vermont Colleges to share resources in creating food systems degree
by John Herrick, vtdigger.org A consortium of Vermont colleges launched a plan Thursday to make the state “the destination for agricultural education.” The colleges announced an agreement to share...
Vermont’s Forest Economy: Advancing Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Value-Added Forest Products
Report of the 35th Grafton Conference. Produced by the Windham Foundation and facilitated by VCRD. On August 14 and 15, 2013, a few dozen leaders in the forest products sector of Vermont gathered at...
Job Creation and Retention Platform - 2009
Vermont Economic Development Partners worked together to identify doable, cost-effective and measured ways to advance economic activity that will create jobs and that can be initiated in the short...
Values, Vision and Unification in Addison Northwest Supervisory Union - 2009
This report synthesizes the discussion from public forums in the Addison NW Supervisory Union on the Renewal of Public Education for the 21st Century. The inputs were presented to the ANWSU Board,...
Education chief to talk with ANwSU schools
VERGENNES — When Vermont Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca visits Vergennes this week, he will discuss two issues the Vermont Board of Education has identified as critical — one in which...
Moving Vermont Agriculture Forward - 2007
At the beginning of 2008, the VT Agency of Agriculture and John Merck Fund asked VCRD to manage a strategic planning process designed to advance farm businesses and agricultural enterprises in the...