The Institute continues the legacy of Governor Rockefeller through programming rooted in the Rockefeller Ethic. The Ethic represents Rockfeller’s, and our, belief that diversity of opinion, engaging in respectful dialogue, and practicing collaborative problem solving combine to create transformational change.
Using both dialogue and facilitation, our programs staff led various groups through specialized forums addressing issues of importance to Arkansas and beyond. Read about how we did that on these Past Programs pages.
Rural Health Summit
The 2020 Rural Health Summit represented both the culmination of years of work and an exciting chance to ensure collaboration across rural health in Arkansas could continue well into the future. This program resulted in the creation of the Rural Health Association of Arkansas.
Rural Workforce Development Summit
The Rural Workforce Development Southern Region Summit is a convening for stakeholders across sectors to share solutions to complex issues, identify available resources, and increase access to workforce opportunities.
Past Uncommon Communities
Uncommon Communities is a leadership, community, and economic development program. This program equipped community leaders in Cohort 2018 and Cohort 2020 to work together in the areas of leadership, economic development, education, workforce development, and quality of life and place. This program is currently recruiting for Cohort 2022.