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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your iconic development week initiative and we will post it on our website.
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259.
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
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
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.
For information about the hotel click here Group reservations available until September 25.
For more information see www.rmaalberta.com
Online registration https://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/category/courseCategoryCertificateProfile.do?method=load&certificateId=8322961&selectedProgramAreaId=10530
Plan now to attend the 2020 conference. After extensive renovations, we are heading back to the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/category/courseCategoryCertificateProfile.do?method=load&certificateId=8322961&selectedProgramAreaId=10530
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