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Building for the Future "Best Practices for RAD"  was created by Robert Bell for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

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In today’s every-changing climate, it’s essential for municipalities to have an educational and support initiative to help small, minority and women-owned businesses to effectively navigate challenges, overcome barriers to inclusion and be prepared to achieve economic prosperity. 

This comprehensive training lays the foundation for a new paradigm for social equity and Economic Inclusion success. The proprietary model consists of eight (8) Building Blocks that enable an entire organization to support an inclusion initiative.  Delivered as a two-hour web-based class with hands-on activities, you will learn how to implement best practice strategies and use special Building Block tools. 

Building for the Future is a process of “Best Practices” by which a municipality improves the economic, social and environmental well-being of all its people. Our professional training solutions cover subject areas determined to be the core “Building Blocks” to lay a solid foundation for planning and implementing a successful economic development initiative focused on inclusion strategies.



Building for the future

 Entrepreneurial readiness

SEMS™ is the core training component for the award-winning Building for the Future "National Best Practice" initiative. SEMS™ methodology empowers companies with “green building” knowledge, sustainability planning skills and tools to monitor continuous progress. SEMS™ is a proven model to effectively transition the enterprise to sustainable operations. The training has a blended learning approach that consists of webinars, workshops, self-study on-demand courses and hands-on activities to help small and diverse businesses to scale up and grow. Achieving SEMS™ Certification provides third-party evidence the enterprise is maximizing resources and minimizing waste.​​

​​​​​​​​SEMS™ is a core component of Building for the Future, which was nominated as a "National Best Practice" by HUD for cities to use with RAD. This initiative won NAHRO's 2017 "Award of Excellence".

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Building for the Future provides a pathway for Section 3, women and minority business owners to build value and competitive advantage into their firms. SEMS™  Certification training is a proven method to ensure SBE, MBE and WBE transformation needed to succeed in a 21st century economy.