Area Sector Analysis Process Training

ASAP Training
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 23-24, 2013
Join us for ASAP Training and learn how to engage your community in targeted, sustainable economic development from the very team of Extension Specialists who created this process! 
The Western Rural Development Center Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) was designed by Extension Specialists and Agents for Extension to use in collaboration with community leaders and has already been successfully applied to several communities across the region.
ASAP assists communities in targeted, sustainable economic development by identifying:

1.     Community goals and priorities for economic development
2.     Community assets that will help achieve the community’s goals and priorities
3.     Industry needs and factors important for locating their operations in a community
4.     Businesses that are consistent with the community’s goals and priorities

Join the ASAP Team and learn first-hand how to:
  • Start an ASAP in your community/region
  • Gain community participation
  • Apply the ASAP curriculum
  • Facilitate ASAP in your community/region
Discover ASAP at Work in Montana, Nevada, and Arizona!
The ASAP Team will be sharing highlights with you from these state projects.

Registration Fee and Details
The registration fee is $175 per person and includes two days of training, ASAP steering committee and facilitator materials, pre-loaded jump drives with the ASAP materials, and three refreshment breaks.
How to Register
  1. Register online using our secure form – click here to register!
  2. Download and complete the registration form and mail it to the WRDC (instructions are on the form). Click here to download the registration form.
Cancellation Fee
To receive a refund less a $35 processing fee, you may cancel your registration through 5:00 pm (MDT), Tuesday, April 16, 2013. No refunds will be issued after 5:00 pm (MDT), Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Cancellations must be received in writing

Please email it to Betsy Newman, Western Rural Development Center,

Lodging and Meeting Venue
ASAP Training will be conducted at the Desert Rose Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a block of lodging rooms has been reserved for training participants. You will need to contact the hotel directly to make your own lodging reservations. Please use GROUP CODE WRDC13
Desert Rose Resort
5051 Duke Ellington Way
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: 888-732-8099
*Room Rate
$119 per room, per night
*To secure this room rate, reservations must be made by March 28, 2013 using Group Code WRDC13. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Review agenda
Don Albrecht
Western Rural Development Center
8:45 AM
ASAP Methods, Background, and Previous Applications
  • Methods and Background
  • Previous Applications
Tom Harris and Linda Cox
Buddy Borden and Barbara Andreozzi
10:15 AM
Refreshment Break
10:30 AM
Getting Started
  • Module 1 – Taking Stock
  • Module 2 – Looking to the Future
  • Module 3 – Identifying What is Most Important
12:00 PM
Lunch – on your own
1:15 PM
  • Module 3 (cont.) – Goal Assessment
  • Module 4 – Checking out Togetherness
  • Module 5 – Finding Out What We Have
3:00 PM
Refreshment Break
3:15 PM
  • Module 6 – Measuring Our Assets
  • Module 7 – Sharing Progress
5:00 PM
Daily Recap - Q & A
Don Albrecht
5:30 PM
Dinner – on your own

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
8:15 AM
Day One Recap and Questions
Don Albrecht
8:30 AM
  • Module 8 – The Community’s Option
  • Module 9 – Attracting, Developing, and Expanding Industries
10:15 AM
Refreshment Break
10:30 AM
  • Module 10 – Don’t be Blinded by the Dots – Deciding What to Do?
  • Module 11 – Taking Action
  • Module 12 – Taking Stock of the Progress
12:00 PM
Lunch – on your own
1:15 PM
Where do you go from here? Implementing the program in your area:
  • Contact WRDC
  • Define Program Area/Scope (ASAP Team)
  • Assemble materials
  • Area Team Conducts Program Modules
  • Send goals and assets data to WRDC then to UNR
  • Results compiled by UNR, then to WRDC, then to area
  • Results include graphs, data tables, and stop lights
3:00 PM
Daily Recap - Q & A
Don Albrecht
3:30 PM
Thank you and safe travels!


Don Albrecht, Western Rural Development Center
Barbara Andreozzi, Montana State University Cooperative Extension
Buddy Borden, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Linda Cox, University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension
Tom Harris, University of Nevada Reno
Malieka Landis, University of Nevada Reno

Please contact the Western Rural Development Center:
Betsy Newman
(435) 797-0218