Leadership Training Class

Neighborhood Coordinator

David Massey
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 528
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Building Strong Neighborhood Organizations” (BSNO) is a leadership training program created specifically for participants in and leaders of resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood groups — as well as individuals who would like to start neighborhood associations in unorganized neighborhoods. Over 40 neighborhood leaders have graduated from this class in the past.

It is anticipated that this course will be offered again in early 2018. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please contact David Massey at 215-3232 or dmassey@knoxvilletn.gov.

The program is designed to address a wide variety of questions and concerns about starting and sustaining an effective neighborhood organization.  Topics include styles of leadership, identifying and building a neighborhood’s most important asset, how to facilitate effective meetings, recruiting and retaining members, internal and external communications, decision-making, conflict resolution, and strategic planning.

Participants receive a textbook, “Building Powerful Community Organizations,” along with a 3-ring binder of numerous “how-to” articles on various aspects of creating and sustaining community-based organizations.