A Rural Skill Builder training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Old Lincoln Junior High School, 550 N. Court St., in Burns. Building new and advanced skills gives those who work on behalf of rural places the tools needed to be effective leaders. This one-day event is for rural leaders and community builders from across Grant, Harney, Lake and Malheur counties and beyond, and will give attendees an opportunity to revitalize their community-building efforts, share their work and learn the skills to be a savvy leader in complex situations. Session topics include emerging rural economies; bringing out the best in people at their worst; working across differences; and a funders panel with a rural community perspective. The cost is $40; students are free. Lunch will be provided. Online registration closes Sept. 14: http://conta.cc/2o03bKY. The Eastern Oregon Rural Skill Builder training is sponsored by the Ford Institute for Community Building.