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
This intensive boot camp course will help prepare local elected officials, community leaders and economic development leadership to support economic development, disaster resilience and economic recovery activities in their communities.
Hosted by Community Futures West Yellowhead
More information: Nancy Robbins
EDA and CANDO Reception
EDA and CANDO (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) invite you to attend a reception they are hosting as part of CANDO's Annual Convention and AGM.
The reception is being held on Thursday, October 25 from 3-4 pm at the River Cree Resort, Enoch AB.
The event is free and there is no need to RSVP but if you have any questions please contact 1.800.463.9300.
This event is immediately before EDA's 2018 Ministry Dinner held Thursday, October 25 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel.
It is a 25 minute drive from the River Cree Resort to the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel.
Click here to see the map and get directions.
EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
If you wish to go on the waiting list you can register online now.
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.
Cancellation policy: No refunds after October 18.
For information about the hotel click here. Or download the promo information above. Group reservations available until September 30.
EDA’s Economic Development for Elected Official's course provides you with strategies, tools, resources and experiences to help your community survive, thrive and grow.
Course Trainer: Natalie Gibson
Read more about the course here.
This free webinar will explore the many new reporting options and formats in AlbertaBusinessCounts.
We will review a number of “custom” and “user defined” reports.
These new reports make generating professional looking analytics easy.
Call in information:
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
Access Code: 363-520-381
AlbertaBusinessCounts provides a consistent province-wide method for gathering data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. Sign up for AlbertaBusinessCounts here. EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations.
Two EDA board members, Sean McRitchie and Jennifer Fossen will be representing EDA at the annual Intern Executive Week, organized by Alberta Municipal Affairs.
They will be speaking to interns about EDA, economic development as a profession, upcoming professional development opportunities and the Ec.D. designation.
For more information, contact Kai So at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Registration: Daryl Greenhill, 780.835.5461
For more information see www.rmalberta.com.
This session will explore asset mapping, resource guide functionality and automated referrals in AlbertaBusinessCounts.
This functionality is great for entrepreneurial development, business retention/expansion and business recruitment/foreign direct investment.
Call in Information
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 706-287-973
This session will explore Virtual Business Walk functionality that allows users to get business intelligence without ever leaving their office.
Access Code: 694-363-517
This session will explore functionality that allows users to easily import large amounts of external data into Alberta Business Counts.
Learn how to import business license, excel or other database information into Alberta Business Counts.
Access Code: 426-325-533
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259.
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 joining us for a special pre-conference reception and dinner.
For only $40/person you will get:
Don't miss this great opportunity to network with conference delegates, enjoy some great feed, and mingle in Banff's oldest pub.
Register early as space is limited.
No refunds after March 22, 2019.
Plan now to attend the 2019 conference, where we will be celebrating our 45th Anniversary year!
Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 6 - 11, 2019 as Economic Development Week.
We invite you to take part in this North America-wide campaign that consists of activities designed to create awareness of the economic development programs in your communities that enhance your quality of life.
Download this toolkit to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development.
View our video @ www.economicdevelopmentmatters.com.
Email us at email@example.com with your iconic development week initiative and we will post it on our website.
Plan now to attend the 2019 EDAC Conference in Edmonton, AB.
For more information see https://edac.ca/2019-conference/.
Plan to attend the upcoming IEDC Fall Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
For more information click here.
This advanced course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development. It will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for results, outcome-based performance, organizational assessment, stakeholder identification, vision and mission scope, organizational culture and more. Also, participants will learn how to engage their board or council, staff and community stakeholders, constituents, and customers to achieve results in job creation, tax-base stabilization and community growth and development. Since EDO's differ from one another depending on their available resources, location, and mission, this course is designed to equip a leader of any organization to make the right decisions.
• Outcome-based management and performance
• Managing conflict and developing a statement of ethics
• Understanding and evaluating the EDO's core competencies
• Serving the customer and measuring customer satisfaction
• Improving knowledge management and internal processes
• Working with board/city council members, staff and community stakeholders
• Team building, determining hiring needs, and managing budgets
• Leveraging existing resources and working with regional organizations
Plan now to attend the 2020 conference.
Plan now to attend the 2021 conference.
Plan now to attend the 2022 conference.
Your Economic Development Network in Alberta
Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182