This course is the first in a series that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become proficient at economic development. In choosing to educate yourself, you have chosen to improve the decisions that will have a significant effect on your community’s future. The function of economic development (ED) is often complex, and understanding your role in the process will be key both to the success of your career, and to the overall success of your economic development activities. This course is the 30,000-foot view of the process of economic development. It provides the theory and fundamentals of ED along with examples of how it can be applied. There is no one way to do ED. Each community, organization or volunteer group will do ED differently.
The primary goals of this course are to:
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=12618114
Instructor: Holly Sorgen
The 2020 EDA conference is going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Join us for this unique, professional development and networking Xperience.
For more information check out our conference website at www.XperienceEDA.ca.
Join us for one of our regular Ministry Meetups, where we will profile various provincial and/or federal Ministers/Ministries.
Each Meetup is designed to enable attendees to learn more about new and existing provincial and federal programs, as well as meet and interact with key ministry representatives.
Organizations profiled this month:
Thank you AUMA for stepping up to be a Gold Sponsor for the 2020-21 Ministry Meetups & Dinner!
Economic Disaster Resilience and Recovery
Disasters do not discriminate.
Floods, wildfires and other natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches, pandemics and major industry shifts can also cause significant economic disruptions.
Are you prepared? A disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, and its economic impacts can be catastrophic.
This course is designed to help elected officials, economic development officers and other community leaders prepare for and recover from a disaster. It delivers both theoretical and practical steps to help lessen damages to your local economy.
Who should attend?
· Economic Developers
· Elected Officials
· CAOs / City Managers
· Emergency Managers
· Chamber and other business support organizations
· Urban planners
· Economic development committee members
· Civic organizations
· Post secondary institutions
· Other key community stakeholders that have a role to play in business and economic recovery
The primary goal of this course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of:
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=57517619
Instructor: Leann Hackman-Carty
January 24 -26, 2021
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
Rate: $229.00 single/double
Cut Off Date: December 31, 202
For more information:
EDA Host: Trevor Lewington, EDA VP
If you wish to have credits applied to Continuing Education’s Professional Management Certificate – Economic Developers, you will need to contact our office at 403-220-2866 . Credits for the Community Economic Development courses equals 2/3 of the instruction hours to a maximum of 30 hours, i.e. for a 15 hour course you will receive 10 hours credit.
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
Economic Development for Elected Officials
Each community, organization, or volunteer approaches community economic development differently. Council members are the leaders of this process, setting the direction for Economic Development to occur. This course will provide elected officials with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to set a clearly defined path for prosperity and gain the necessary support from their community.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
Trainer: Natalie Gibson
To Register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=57517061
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Online registration: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15410870
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
For more information see www.rmaalberta.com
Are you thinking of coming to the conference early? Then think about coming to a pre-conference mixer to enjoy some drinks, tasty snacks and catching up with new and old friends!
Your ticket will include:
It also includes 1 beverage (wine, beer or highball)
Plan now to attend the 2021 Economic Development Leader's Summit & Conference!
In 2021, we have combined these two signature events into one great Xperience with new ideas, format and networking opportunties will be at the forefront.
Note: While we anticipate COVID restrictions will be lifted by this time, we will ensure alternate arrangements will be in place in order to provide a similar level of value in a modified/hybrid format.
Economic Future Forum
June 6- 8, 2021
The Davenport Grand
Rate: $169.00 single/double
Cut Off Date: May 12, 2021
Plan to attend the upcoming IEDC Fall Conference.
October 3-6, 2021
Music City Center - Convention Center
The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 248-2800
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
Marriott AC Hotel/Residence Inn/Springhill Suites Tri Brand (all in one building)
Rates: AC Hotel - $262.00; Residence Inn - $242.00; Springhill Suites - $242.00
Cambria Nashville Downtown
Cut Off Date for all Hotels - September 3, 2019
Plan now to attend the 2021 EDAC Conference in Montreal, QC.
For more information see https://edac-atac.com/upcoming-conferences/.
The purpose of this dinner and speed-dating style event is to bring together EDA members and key federal and provincial Ministry representatives to network, share information and explore potential partnerships.
Cancellations before October 16 will be less $25 admin fee. No refunds after that.
Plan now to attend the 2022 conference.
Your Economic Development Network in Alberta
Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182