National Development Council
NDC is nationally recognized as the leading provider of training programs for economic, housing and community development finance professionals. NDC Training builds development finance capacity in professionals working at every level and for every sector of the economic, housing and community development profession including: Federal, state and local governments; national, regional and neighborhood-based nonprofits; philanthropic foundations and individuals; community banking; tax credit syndicators and investors; and the legal and accounting partners to development organizations.
NDC created the first training program solely for economic, housing and community development practitioners four decades ago. Since then, we have trained more than 78,500 individuals in the art and science of economic and housing development finance.
NDC’s courses are intense and rigorous, with as many hours as an average college course, plus homework, and in certification courses, a final examination administered at the end of each class. Training participants work through case studies based on actual projects. Real world problems and obstacles arise and are resolved.
Course instructors, including community and economic development officials, former bankers, developers, entrepreneurs and government agency leaders, are members of NDC’s team of development finance specialists who impart real-world knowledge in every class. As deal-doers themselves working in communities across the country in support of NDC’s mission, our instructors bring a wealth of experience and a timely perspective to every NDC training course.