In August-September, MDI participates in training of elected councillors and spars the development of the municipal strategy of the City of Raahe. In the initial phase, the fundamentals, objectives and significance of the strategy are examined. The actual intensive sparring and development work takes place in few weeks time in September, which also includes staff involvement in strategy work. The strategy is to be approved by the council in October. The training partner for MDI is Jouko Luukkonen from LGR-Consulting.