Community Accelerator Free Mini-Courses

Take one of our free mini-courses excerpted from the full Accelerator training. Registration is required but the course content and comprehension tests are free to try.

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Ready to check out a full course?

You can buy access to a single course for only US$99.95, or register for the full series of seven courses at a discount. ICF Members receive free access to all Community Accelerator Training courses, and members of our partner organizations receive a discount on registration. Click here to access the full course list.


How has the Community Accelerator helped?

“We intend to pool the resources of central and local government to continue promoting the development of Intelligent Communities.”

-President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan ROC


“For our region, being an Intelligent Community embraces all that’s important to our residents, not just what’s happening in the economic or technological front, but key learnings and bright futures for our young people and the enhancement of a healthy, smart and creative community.”

-Mayor Mark Jamieson, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


“As we enter a dramatically new world order, our work with the ICF has given us a head start.”

-Jane Howington, City Manager, Hudson, Ohio, USA


“I use the Forum as my ‘tipster’ for where to look for community innovations in broadband activities and apps that the rest of the world will be emulating in a few years. The Forum never fails to teach me things I didn’t know about places that are on the cutting edge.”

-Lee Rainie, Founder, Pew Research, Internet & American Life


“The ICF Method recognizes the key factors in achieving sustainable growth: engaging people, boosting innovation and putting new technologies to work, while making sure no one is left behind.”

-Päivi Sutinen, Director, City as Service Development, Espoo, Finland