In August-September 2017, MDI participated in the training of elected councillors and sparred the development of the municipal strategy of the City of Raahe. In the initial phase, the fundamentals, objectives and significance of the strategy were examined. The actual intensive sparring and development work took place a few weeks later which also included staff involvement in the strategy work. The strategy was approved by the council in October 2017. The training partner for MDI was Jouko Luukkonen from LGR-Consulting.