These self-paced online learning modules are offered free of charge, and are designed to enhance the learner's professional skillset on a variety of topics, including data management, budget development and management, conducting an evaluation, working with secondary data and many more. The modules are designed for individuals engaging in applied research; many of these skills would be useful for local government officials looking to enhance their skills for identifying and addressing community needs.

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cedmodules/