This manual is a comprehensive guide for facilitators of the Development Corporation Basics Workshop, an intensive introduction to development corporations and the role they can play in a community's economic development strategy. A 3-step process enables workshop participants to work through issues and decisions that are fundamental to the success of a development corporation, should they choose to establish one. A companion volume to 'Development Corporation Basics: A Workbook,' this manual offers facilitators detailed recommendations regarding workshop design, timing, learning activities, and print and video resources. A 36-page appendix includes master copies of diagrams and cartoons suitable for overhead projection. 5 files.