CEDTP Online Courses

EDA offers a selection of courses in our Community Economic  Development Training Program (CEDTP) online through the University of  Calgary.

These courses can be applied to your Ec.D designation.  They are also eligible for credit towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA.  

Read about CEDTP here.

Establishing the Foundation           (ETF)

This foundation course is the first in our CEDTP series and provides you with the knowledge and skills to become proficient in economic development.

Business Retention & Expansion (BRE)

This course is designed to increase your understanding of the importance of building, retaining and expanding a strong business community; and  to promote the understanding of business retention and expansion (BR&E) as a primary economic development strategy. 

Business & Investment Attraction (BIA)

This course is designed to increase your understanding of the importance of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development; and to introduce and profile how business investment attraction can benefit your community.*Students are eligible for a 50% rebate.

 I liked the online format because it allowed the student to access content whenever they were able. For those who are intimidated by the online concept…this was my first time taking an online course and whenever I had an issue, my instructor, Natalie Gibson, was there with an answer promptly so I was able to continue on easily. I also found great benefit in the ‘Discussion Board’ in that you could interact with other students and learn from their perspective as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this process. What a great way to learn!

- Carolyn McIntyre, CED Assistant for the Wildrose Region.  
Economic practitioners appreciate EDA's new online or e-learning courses. E-learning has many benefits; students can self-pace assignments to suit their schedules, learning styles and complete course work from anywhere and at anytime. The assignments are paced in a way that is manageable for the students; and interaction through-out the four weeks creates an online community similar to a classroom experience. The students are welcomed into the course and encouraged to interact with each other through the discussion board, or in the live group session called Elluminate; both are excellent ways to share ideas and ask questions.
-Natalie Gibson, CEDTP trainer.

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software